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IVO KARLOVIC RUMORS & GOSSIP

Karlovic beats Melzer to reach Erste Bank Open quarters in Vienna

  Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reached his sixth quarterfinal of the season after beating two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 7-6 (1) at the Erste Bank Open on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Karlovic, who served 21 aces, broke Melzer at 2-2 in the opening set, shortly after the Austrian was treated for dizziness. The second set went without service breaks into a tiebreaker after...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlovic saves 3 match points, beats Delbonis

VIENNA (AP) Ivo Karlovic of Croatia saved three match points in the second set before beating Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-7 (1), 7-6 (9), 7-6 (2) on Tuesday at the Erste Bank Open. The seventh-seeded Karlovic served 29 aces in a match that went to three tiebreakers and had no break points. He will next play two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer or Norbert Gombos of Slovakia...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 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

Kohlschreiber to Meet Karlovic in Düsseldorf Open Final

Ivo Karlovic By Florian Heer (May 23, 2014) DUSSELDORF – On semifinals Friday, at the second edition of the Düsseldorf Open, ATP young shooting star Jiri Vesely met seventh-seed Ivo Karlovic for the first time. The 20-year-old Czech, who rose to a personal best No. 67 in the world rankings at the end of March, contested his first ever ATP World Tour semifinal. Karlovic has made...
Via Tennis Panorama
May 23, 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 AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivo Karlovic Ties Ace Record with 44 in a Match

(February 4, 2014) Ivo Karlovic tied a record of smashing 44 aces in a match on Tuesday. The six-foot-ten Croatian who ties for the record with Mark Philippoussis who accomplished the same feat in 1995, beat German Daniel Brands 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3) at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament to move into the second round.
Via Tennis Panorama
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 AP on Fox
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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