Ivo Karlovic

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Date of Birth February 28, 1979
Place of Birth Zagreb, Croatia
Age 41 years old
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Ivo Karlović

Ivo Karlović is a Croatian professional tennis player. He has won eight ATP singles titles between 2007 and 2016. Karlović's height of 211 cm makes him the joint tallest ranked tennis player in history, along with Reilly Opelka. He is a serve-and-volleyer and officially held the record for the fastest serve recorded in professional tennis, measured at 251 km/h, before being surpassed unofficially by Samuel Groth in 2012, and officially by John Isner in 2016. In his prime, he was considered one of the best servers on tour, holding the all-time record for career aces with 13,599. This makes him one of only four players in history to surpass 10,000 aces. His height enables him to serve with high speed and unique trajectory.

Residence: Zagreb, Croatia, Miami, Florida, United States
Born: February 28, 1979, Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height: 2.11 m
Turned pro: 2000
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es): Mirko Pehar, Goran Dragičević
Prize money: US$9,950,700
Career record: 369–341 (%in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles: 8
Highest ranking: No. 14 (18 August 2008)
Current ranking: No. 124 (16 March 2020)
Australian Open: 4R (2010)
French Open: 3R (2014, 2016)
Wimbledon: QF (2009)
US Open: 4R (2016)
Career record: 91–109 (%in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles: 2
Highest ranking: No. 44 (10 April 2006)
Current ranking: Unranked
Australian Open: SF (2010)
French Open: 2R (2004, 2011)
Wimbledon: 3R (2005)
US Open: 2R (2004, 2007, 2011)
Davis Cup: W (2005)
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About Ivo Karlovic

Croatian whose height of 6 feet 10 inches made him one of history's tallest professional tennis players; his height also helped him serve at record speeds.

Before Fame

He burst onto the scene in 2003 when he defeated Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon.

Achievement

He considered basketball to be one of his favorite hobbies; his shoe size clocked in at a 16.

Family Life

He married his wife, Alsi, in March of 2005; six years later, they welcomed their first child.

Associations

His fast serve was compared to the fast serve of the great Andy Roddick.

Information related to Ivo Karlović

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Latest information about Ivo Karlovic updated on October 28, 2020.

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