Ivo Karlovic

 

Country  Croatia
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Date of birth 28 February 1979 (1979-02-28) (age 31)
Place of birth Zagreb, Socialist Republic of Croatia, Yugoslavia
Height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money US$3,226,875
Singles
Career record 159–142
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 14 (August 18, 2008)
Current ranking No. 63 (August 9, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 4R (2010)
French Open 2R (2006, 2007)
Wimbledon QF (2009)
US Open 3R (2003, 2008)
Doubles
Career record 55–66
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 14 (August 18, 2008)

In November 2007, Ivo Karlovic has attained the world's best 22nd ATP singles ranking till date.

PERSONAL DETAILS

Ivo Karlovic, a Croatian tennis player was born at Zagreb. Karlovic is the tallest player 6 ft 10 to play in an ATP event and is termed as top most servers on the tour.

He was treated as the newcomer in the year 2000 for the Croatian Davis Cup team against Ireland where he won the dead rubber.

AWARDS

Ivo Karlovic, a Croatian tennis player was born at Zagreb. Karlovic is the tallest player 6 ft 10 to play in an ATP event and is termed as top most servers on the tour.

He was treated as the newcomer in the year 2000 for the Croatian Davis Cup team against Ireland where he won the dead rubber.

Karlovic in the year 2003 Wimbledon Championships defeated Lleyton Hewitt in his first match in a Grand Slam tournament. In the year 2003 he was graded as the top 100 and No. 3 Croatian after Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic.

Ivo won his first ATP Singles Title at the 2007 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships held at Houston in Texas, after defeating Argentinian Mariano Zabaleta at the age of 28 years.

He won his second title on 23 June 2007 and on 14th October in the same year at Nottingham,he won his third title at the Stockholm Open, by beating past Australian Open Champion Thomas Johansson.


Singles titles (4)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 9 April 2007 Houston, United States Clay Mariano Zabaleta 6–4, 6–1
2. 18 June 2007 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Arnaud Clément 5–7, 6–4, 7–5
3. 14 October 2007 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Thomas Johansson 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
4. 21 June 2008 Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 6–7(4), 7–6(8)
Runners-up (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 23 June 2005 London, United Kingdom Grass Andy Roddick 7–6(7), 7–6(4)
2. 18 February 2007 San Jose, United States Hard Andy Murray 6–7(3), 6–4, 7–6(2)
3. 28 February 2010 Delray Beach, United States Hard Ernests Gulbis 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 20 February 2006 Memphis, United States Hard Chris Haggard James Blake &
Mardy Fish
0–6, 7–5, [10-5]
Runners-up (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 23 July 2007 Indianapolis, United States Hard Teimuraz Gabashvili Juan Martín del Potro &
Travis Parrott
6–3, 2–6, [6-10]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career SR Career win-loss
Australian Open A LQ A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 4R 0 / 7 7-7
French Open A A LQ LQ 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 2-6
Wimbledon LQ LQ LQ 3R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF A 0 / 7 9-7
U.S. Open LQ LQ LQ 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R   0 / 7 5-7
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-2 4-4 1-4 1-4 1-4 4-4 5-4 3-1 0 / 26 23-27
Tournament Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0      
Year End Ranking 286 193 201 73 61 70 98 22 25 37      

  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • LQ = lost in qualifying draw
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

 


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