Ivo Karlovic Going Strong

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The new season is underway and some players have already started the season with a bang. There were some familiar faces in the winner’s circle (Kei Nishikori and Julia Goerges) over the weekend; however, there were also some promising young prospects who announced that they are ready to play on the big stage by making…

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Alexander Zverev, our spotlight player

Gerry Weber Open, Halle [CR27] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [CR81] Alexander Zverev (GER) I have been following Zverev since July of 2014. Despite all the attention being given to a few other young players, there was something about Zverev that caught my immediate attention.  I was intrigued by his feisty personality and captivated by his raw…

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Young Falls Short Again

Delray Beach Open, USA Men’s Final: [CR29] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [CR56] Donald Young (USA) There were three scenarios for Young to win this title: hold his serve and break Karlovic, next to impossible;  win two tie break sets; or Karlovic retires prematurely. Surprisingly, Young had numerous opportunities to break because Karlovic was not serving…

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Will Baghdatis win this tournament?

PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Croatia [CR25] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. [CR67] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) As I watched Karlovic playing against Baghdatis I was struck by the contrast in their serves.  Karlovic is well-known for the speed of his serve and his ability to serve aces.  I was curious to find out how many titles he had…

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