Karlovic, The Tallest Player on Men’s Professional Tennis

Karlovic, the tallest player on the men’s professional tennis tour at 211 cm, retires.

Ivo Karlovic (Croatia), famous as the tallest player on the Men’s Professional Tennis (ATP) tour,

announced his retirement.

Karlovic said on his social media on the 22nd (Korean time),

“I had a humble beginning as a tennis player,

but I still had a long and satisfying career as a tennis player,”

“I am officially announcing my retirement through this post today.” 파워볼

Born in 1979, Karlovic had not competed in an official competition since October 2021,

effectively ending his career as a player.

At 211 cm tall, he was the tallest player on the ATP Tour along with Riley Opelka (USA).

In 2003, he passed the preliminaries at Wimbledon and surprised the world by defeating the defending champion, Lleyton Hewitt (Australia),

3-1 (1-6 7-6<7-5> 6-3 6-4) in the first round of the finals. did.

Hewitt was the first Wimbledon men’s singles champion to be eliminated in the first round the following year since 1968,

when professional players were allowed to compete in major tournaments.

Ivo Karlovic recorded a victory in the 2021 tour singles finals at the age of 42,

setting the record for the oldest victory in 26 years since Jimmy Connors in 1995.

His specialty is a strong serve that utilizes his height, and he has recorded a total of 13,728 aces,

ranking second in the most aces category after John Isner (USA) with 14,470.

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