For Ivo Karlovic, every win is one for the ages

Tennis has long been a young man’s game, so Ivo Karlovic figured he knew the contours of his career. He made his first splash in his early 20s, beating defending Wimbledon champ Lleyton Hewitt as a 24-year-old. And then he would wind down at 28 or 29, the age when tennis pros used to fade away. That […]
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Karlovic hits 26 aces to beat Sock in Washington quarters

WASHINGTON (AP) Ivo Karlovic hit 26 aces and saved all four break points he faced while beating sixth-seeded Jack Sock 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6) on Friday at the Citi Open to reach the hard-court tournament's semifinals for the first time since 2007. Sock had a chance to force a third set, holding a set point at 6-5 in the second tiebreaker. But the 13th-seeded Karlovic erased that with...
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Steve Johnson tops Ryan Harrison at Citi Open; Karlovic wins

WASHINGTON (AP) Fifth-seeded Steve Johnson ended qualifier Ryan Harrison's season-best run in the Citi Open's third round, winning the all-American matchup 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday. Johnson, a member of the U.S. Olympic team headed to Rio de Janeiro next month, broke Harrison once in each set, did not face a break point himself and ended the match with a 130 mph ace. In the quarterfinals...
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Ivo Karlovic outlasts Gilles Muller at Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Sunday, beating third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (12) in the longest deciding tiebreaker in the Open Era. The 37-year-old Karlovic lost in the final on Newport's grass courts the past two years. It was his sixth career ATP title. Muller, 33, was...
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Ivo Karlovic, Gilles Muller advance to Hall of Fame final

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and third-seeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg advanced to the final of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship with semifinal victories Saturday. The 6-foot-11 Karlovic reached his third consecutive final on Newport's grass courts, beating fourth-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6). Karlovic lost in the final...
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On The Go at the #ATPNewport Quarterfinals

Three-peat In 2013, Ivo Karlovic came to Newport following a battle with viral meningitis that started when he was rushed to a hospital in April of that year. Karlovic reached the quarterfinals at the Tennis Hall of Fame Championship and has made it to the semifinal or better in each of the last three years.
Via Onthegotennis
7 days ago

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...
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October 10, 2015  |  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...
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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.
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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...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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