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  Ivo Karlovic
Ivo Karlović (born February 28, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player who burst onto the ATP circuit during the 2003 Wimbledon Championships, in which he grabbed his first Grand Slam victory after defeating the defending champion Lleyton Hewitt.
Karlovic appeared in starting line-up for first time in 2002 against Argentina in Buenos Aires, but he lost to Juan Ignacio Chela in the second rubber and to Gaston Gaudio in fifth and decisive rubber.
Ivo continues to be a surprising force on the circuit during the 2004 season in which he won at Calabasas, California, and has made it to the round of sixteen in many tournaments, including Wimbledon, where he lost in straight sets to the future champion Roger Federer.
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 Hewitt's stay is short, opponent isn't   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Karlovic, meanwhile, is ranked 203rd, entered with a 2-4 career mark in tour-level tournaments and failed in 10 previous attempts to qualify for Grand Slams.
The match was Karlovic's first at any major, which probably accounts for his dismal start: He double-faulted five times and lost his serve three times while ceding the first set in 19 minutes.
Karlovic stutters and said he doesn't like to speak in front of cameras -- something he hadn't had much cause to do before.
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 Encyclopedia: Ivo Karlovic
Ivo Karlović (born February 28, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player.
Since June 21, 2005, Karlovic has held the record for most aces served in one match jointly with Joachim Johansson.
On that day, Karlovic aced Daniele Bracciali 51 times in the first round of Wimbledon, equaling Johansson's record from earlier in the year.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Hewitt falls to 'Tower of London' in first round at Wimbledon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Karlovic, the tallest player in tournament history, dominated with his serve and beat Hewitt 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4.
Karlovic, 24, was playing his first Grand Slam match and his seventh at the tour level, but he proved an imposing opponent for the 5-foot-11 Hewitt.
Karlovic served well and smothered the net with his enormous wingspan, making it difficult for Hewitt to pass.
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 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon 2003 | Gamewatch: Karlovic v Hewitt
Karlovic begins with a double fault but thereafter is in control of the game, rocketing down a succession of hard first serves to keep the pressure on Hewitt.
Karlovic shows Hewitt how to do it with an 135mph ace on the first point of the game and some more powerful serving sees him consolidate his break.
Karlovic bangs down the fastest serve of the match so far (133mph) and holds his next serve to earn a set point - which he converts with a forehand winner.
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 ESPN.com - Wimbledon 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Karlovic is ranked 203rd, entered with a 2-4 career mark in tour-level tournaments, and failed in 10 previous attempts to qualify for Grand Slams.
Karlovic barely had to leave the ground to get to one and slam it off the turf into the stands while serving out the match at love.
Karlovic stutters and said he doesn't like to speak in front of cameras -- something he hadn't had much occasion to do before Monday.
sports.espn.go.com /sports/tennis/wimbledon03/story?id=1571652   (1002 words)

 Sports: Super-sized upset
After what Ivo Karlovic did to Lleyton Hewitt on Center Court on Monday, perhaps it is not too late to rip up the script and turn the film into a documentary.
But Karlovic, a 24-year-old qualifier, soon caused Hewitt trouble with his booming serves, sliced approach shots and deft volleys, and his 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-4 victory was one of biggest shockers in Grand Slam history.
Karlovic finished Monday's match with 18 aces and put more than 60 percent of his first serves into play in the final three sets.
www.sptimes.com /2003/06/24/Sports/Super_sized_upset.shtml   (743 words)

 Sports: The Cincinnati Post
Karlovic is a qualifier who before Monday had played 10 tour-level matches in his life -- and won four.
When it was over, Karlovic had 18 aces and the adoration of the crowd, as well as a congratulatory phone call from countryman and 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic.
Perhaps this is because Karlovic has a deep stutter, or perhaps because it is because he has such an endearing sense of humor.
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 The Epoch Times | Roddick Overcomes 29 Aces by Karlovic to Advance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Andy Roddick of the USA prepares to hit a forehand against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia during their match at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic August 5, 2005 in the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Washington DC.
Karlovic had 15 aces in the opening set, eight in the second, but managed only six in the third.
Karlovic lost his serve at 15 in the pivotal 11th game of the second set, paving the way for the winner-take-all final set.
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Karlovic, who has a severe stutter, asked television presenter and former professional tennis player Sue Barker to speak a few words for him.
Karlovic, a first round loser on 10 occasions in 2005, had beaten just three players all year heading into Queen's but his massive serve and mammoth reach are ideally suited to grasscourt tennis.
Karlovic saved two set points on his serve to trail 5-6 and levelled the tiebreak when Roddick's forehand slapped into the net on his third set point.
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 ABC Sport - Tennis- Karlovic happy in defeat
A beaming Ivo Karlovic said he was overjoyed at what he had achieved on his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon this week and planned an evening of celebration despite his third-round defeat on Friday.
Karlovic said he believed people liked him because he played from the heart, but said his new-found popularity had come as a shock to his girlfriend, who arrived in London in time to watch Friday's match.
Karlovic's game will undoubtedly benefit from the experience of his first Grand Slam, but the Croatian will also enjoy the financial bonus his progress in the tournament has afforded him.
www.abc.net.au /sport/content/s890309.htm   (395 words)

 ABC Sport - Tennis- Karlovic wins battle of the Croats
Big-serving Ivo Karlovic kept his nerve at the Nottingham ATP grasscourt tournament overnight to beat top seed Ivan Ljubicic in a final set tie-break and move into the quarter-finals.
Karlovic, who beat Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in the quarters at Queen's, got off to a blazing start, firing off an ace and then breaking his countryman twice to seize what appeared to be an unassailable lead.
But Karlovic's serve faltered for the first time in the sixth game of the second set after a shot he considered an ace but was called let.
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Karlovic, who stands 6ft 10in, walked as tall as he has ever done in his life to dismiss the No. 1 seed on merit 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, 6-4 in two hours 24 minutes.
Karlovic saved a break point in the third game of the third set with his 12th ace and promptly broke to go 3-1 up, a lead he comfortably protected as the crowd buzzed in disbelief.
Karlovic, who is incidentally in possession of the kind of six-pack you could rack toast in, forces a couple of deuces but cannot capitalise.
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 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Live: Henman v Karlovic
Karlovic's game is coming apart and a horrendous missed volley takes Henman to within sight of another break at 15-30, but the Croatian serves his way out of trouble.
Karlovic reacts angrily when the umpire calls him for touching the net in the opening point, and Henman takes advantage of his bad mood with some patient play to consolidate the break.
Karlovic serves his fourth ace, but is then passed at the net by a supreme Henman backhand.
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ivo continued to be a surprising force on the circuit during the 2004 season in which he won at Calabasas, California Calabasas, California, and has made it to the round of sixteen in many tournaments, including Wimbledon, where he lost in straight sets to the future champion Roger Federer.
After defeating Karlovic at Queen's, Roddick said of Karlovic's serve_(tennis) serve, "It's probably the biggest weapon in tennis...
It was not fun at times." Since June 21, 2005, Karlovic has held the record for most aces served in one match jointly with Joachim Johansson.
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 Ivo Karlovic Definition / Ivo Karlovic Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ivo Karlović (born February 28, 19791979 is a common year starting on Monday.
Ivo Karlovic is the tallest man on the ATP Tour.
Ivo Karlovic is the latest of several Croats who have made Wimbledon their home away from home.
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 Roddick sets up Washington semi-final against Paradorn
Karlovic landed 61 percent of first serves in the match but just 52 percent in each of the last two sets.
Karlovic denied Roddick's only first-set break chance with a forehand winner and followed with a 135-mph ace that sent Roddick ducking as the ball zipped by his head.
Karlovic blasted 15 aces in the first set to eight for Roddick, whose double fault to squander the set came after he was denied on a set point of his own by a 138-mph ace from Karlovic.
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 JS Online: Karlovic More Than a One-Match Wonder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Karlovic's opponent Wednesday was Australian qualifier Paul Baccanello, ranked only one place higher than him at 204.
Karlovic has a tougher obstacle in the next round in his attempt to prove he's not a one-match wonder.
Monday, Karlovic was staying in a cheap hotel room where he had to use books balanced on a chair to extend his bed.
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 Printer Friendly Version - Hurtin' Henman
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The fifth-seeded Henman overcame 39 aces by Karlovic and managed to break his serve just three times in the match - once in each of the last three sets.
Karlovic averaged 129 mph on his first serves and 105 on the second.
He shook off Karlovic's aces and focused on forcing him into bad position on the court.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- A towering upset   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
WIMBLEDON –; As slam dunks are measured, the one 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovic delivered yesterday had an impact that went reverberating through history – tennis history, that is.
Santana had been the only defending champion in the tournament's history to depart in the first round before Hewitt joined him, beaten by a 24-year-old player who had to qualify to gain the main draw and is playing in his first Grand Slam event.
Karlovic steadied after surrendering the first set in 20 minutes and began raining Hewitt with aces.
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 Roddick on Track to Advance at Wimbledon (phillyBurbs.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Karlovic, who earned the nickname "Tower of London" when he upset defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round at Wimbledon in 2003, was considered a threat to win this year's tournament.
He took the title at Queen's for the third year in a row, winning two tiebreakers to beat Karlovic in the final, and his footing was sure in his return to the All England Club.
Karlovic tied the ATP Tour record for aces set by Joachim Johansson in a loss to Andre Agassi at this year's Australian Open, but the big Croatian managed only one service break against Bracciali, who hit 31 aces himself.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/78-06212005-505535.html   (717 words)

 Cross Court TENNIS NEWS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ivo Karlovic of Croatia has been granted his 15 minutes of fame and it came on the Centre Court at Wimbledon.
Ivo Karlovic, ranked 201 places lower than the world number two, scored a 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory over Hewitt.
Straight after Hewitt and Karlovic left the court, Kim Clijsters was on facing Rosana Neffa De Los Rios and the second seed seemed to have an appointment to keep.
www.crosscourt.com.au /cgi-bin/ccstory.pl?TD=07610372838   (1079 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Sport | Tennis | Timid Karlovic takes his bow
A couple of hours after Ivo Karlovic had stunned the tennis world by beating the reigning champion Lleyton Hewitt on the first afternoon of the Wimbledon championships, the 6ft 10in Croatian was still posing slightly awkwardly outside the Centre Court, the scene of his startling 1-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 first-round victory.
The chasing photographers urged Karlovic, who prior to yesterday had never played in a grand slam, to raise his arms in triumph, which he did.
Karlovic, who has a mighty serve and clumping forehand, has - like most big men - trouble in moving, and many times was virtually frozen to the spot in the first set.
sport.guardian.co.uk /tennis/story/0,10069,983782,00.html   (944 words)

 USATODAY.com - Notes: Karlovic knocked out in 3-tiebreaker set again   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The hard-serving Karlovic was beaten by American Todd Martin 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (9-7) in a second-round match at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
The big-hitting Karlovic, at 6-foot-10 the tallest player on the men's tour and the tallest player to rank in the top 100 in the history of the ATP rankings, was philosophical after his latest defeat.
Karlovic, ranked No. 72, averaged an ATP-best 17.6 aces per match in 2003 and had 33 aces against Martin, who finished with 11.
www.usatoday.com /sports/tennis/aus/2004-01-22-notebook2_x.htm   (928 words)

 BBC SPORT | Tennis | Wimbledon 2003 | Karlovic does his talking on court
If Ivo Karlovic ever decides to give up life on the tennis tour then a career as a professional poker player must be an option.
Karlovic was clearly ill at ease - but given his lack of experience on the big stage it is hardly surprising.
Karlovic said that Ivanisevic had called him straight after the match to congratulate him.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Tennis / Karlovic downsized by Rochus
Or 6-10 Karlovic, the Leaning Tower of Zagreb, with 7-11 Martin Van Buren "Seville Giant" Bates.
Rochus, the finalist to Fernando Gonzalez at the New Zealand Open in January, felt as lonely as a guy in a small rectangular room with somebody constantly shooting at him.
Karlovic, No. 59, was first noticed in 2003 at Wimbledon, a qualifier ranked No. 203 ambushing No. 1 defending champ Lleyton Hewitt in the opening round.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/tennis/articles/2005/03/25/karlovic_downsized_by_rochus   (399 words)

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