Ivo Karlovic, has served in his long career, nearly 13,000 aces, the 39-Year-old despite his high level of Tennis-ages to one of the most dangerous opponents on the Tour. Now, the 2.11 Meter large in Croatia, has set a new record. The tournament in Pune, India, he moved in as the oldest player since Ken Rosewall in 1977, in an ATP final.
madman Ivo! #Karlovic, of the 28.2. 40 years old, according to a 7:6, 4:6, 6:3-victory against Steve #Darcis in the final of #Pune @Maharashtra open. He is the oldest Finalist on the @ATP_Tour since Ken Rosewall in 1977 in Hong Kong. Rosewall was 43! #DrIvo #AceMachine pic.twitter.com/Ly7XIVaJxa
— tennis MAGAZINE (@tennis magazine) 4. January 2019
Karlovic, the on 28. February is 40. Celebrates birthday, is defeated in the semi-finals of the Belgian Steve Darcis in a competitive game 7:6, 4:6, 6:3. In the final he meets the winner of the match between Kevin Anderson (South Africa) and Gilles Simon (France).
Karlovic would jump in case of victory at 58 in the world rankings. He is the oldest Pro in the Top 100. Rosewall is still the oldest Finalist, was drafted in 1977 with 43 years of into the final of the ATP tournament in Hong Kong. The Australians had won tournaments between 1953 and 1974, eight Grand-Slam, Karlovic came, however, when one of the four major tournaments, never beyond the quarter-finals.