IVO KARLOVIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Basilashvili upsets No. 1 seed Karlovic in Memphis Open

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Nikoloz Basilashvili beat top-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (2), 6-3 on Thursday to advance to the Memphis Open quarterfinals. Basilashvili, ranked 67th in the world, never lost his serve and allowed the 20th-ranked Karlovic just one break-point opportunity. Basilashvili will face the winner of the match between Matthew Ebden and Taylor Fritz. In other second-round...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Defending Delray Beach champ Karlovic out in 1st round

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) Defending champion and third seed Ivo Karlovic was ousted in the first round of the Delray Beach Open by qualifier John-Patrick Smith of Australia 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Monday night. The 36-year-old Karlovic, ranked No. 28, has been hampered by a left knee injury and retired from his first-round match at the Australian Open last month. This was his first match...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic loses but breaks another tennis record

This week, during the China Open, world No. 37 Pablo Cuevas defeated Ivo Karlovic in the second round 7-6, 7-6. Pablo had just come off of another huge win — brushing off the second seed Tomas Berdych in straight sets — but that was still not enough for him to prevent Ivo from making headlines this week. During their match, Ivo hit 26 aces, officially breaking the ATP record...
Via isportsweb.com
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic and Dudi Sela shared great handshake after match (Video)

Ivo Karlovic beat Dudi Sela 7-6, 7-6 on Thursday at the Claro Open in Colombia in an unremarkable match. The post-match handshake, however, was pretty remarkable. Sela is 5-foot-9, so he thought it would be pretty funny to bring a chair to the net so he would be closer in height to the 6-foot-11 Karlovic. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

5'9" tennis player needs chair to congratulate 6'10" opponent at Claro Open (VIDEO)

Instead of going straight to the net for the customary handshake, after a loss to Ivo Karlovic at the Claro Open Colombia in Bogota, 5'9" Dudi Sela instead took a tiny detour to grab a chair from the sidelines to give his much taller opponent a hug.Sela had the sense of mind and even higher sense of humor to stand on the chair and hug it out with the 6'10" Karlovic after Thursday...
Via The Other Paper
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic Had The Best Tweet After Losing On Wimbledon Grass

Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic lost in straight sets to Frank Dancevic in the first-round of Wimbledon on Tuesday. After the loss, the 35-year-old Karlovic had this perfect tweet summing up his performance on the Wimbledon grass: If you can't win on it, smoke it.. #grassseason — ivo karlovic (@ivokarlovic) June 24, 2014 Maybe Karlovic had been […] The post Ivo Karlovic Had The Best...
Via Diehardsport
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sock beats Karlovic at US Clay Court Championship

HOUSTON (AP) Jack Sock made short work of former champion Ivo Karlovic, winning 6-1, 6-4 in the first round of the U.S. men's Clay Court Championship on Monday at River Oaks Country Club.
Via FOXSports.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roger Federer edges 6-foot-11 Karlovic with strong serve at Sony Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Roger Federer earned the only break of the match in the opening game, lost just three points on his serve and beat Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 7-6 (4) Friday at the Sony Open. It was the first match at Key Biscayne in two years for Federer, who took a spring break in 2013. The 32-year-old Federer has looked rejuvenated lately and climbed to No. 5 in the rankings this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic hits 44 aces, ties ATP World Tour record

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3). Australian Philippoussis delivered 44 aces in Kuala Lumpur in a 1995...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic hits 44 aces at Zagreb Indoors

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3). Australian Philippoussis delivered 44 aces in Kuala Lumpur in a 1995...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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