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Forced Perspective

Miami Masters, Second Round (28) Anderson d. Querrey, 6/3 6/7 6/3 (11) Del Potro d. Karlovic, 7/5 6/4 When Kevin Anderson broke Sam Querrey for a decisive 5/3 lead in the third set of their second round encounter, the American … Continue reading


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That Hackneyed Show-Tune

Davis Cup, First Round Croatia d. Japan 3-2 Karlovic d. Soeda, 7/6 6/1 6/4 It wasn’t the only story to emerge from the first Davis Cup weekend of the year, but the big story was of big men playing big … Continue reading

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Slaying the Dragon

Australian Open, Third Round (Day Five) (3) Federer d. Karlovic, 7/6 7/5 6/3 There is a pervasive tendency – entirely inexcusable – for commentators calling Ivo Karlovic’s matches to treat him like a kind of mythical beast the hero must … Continue reading


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Back and Forth

US Men’s Clay Court Championship, Quarterfinals Karlovic d. Isner, 6/7 7/6 7/6 As advertisements for professional tennis go, you could probably come up with something less enticing than Ivo Karlovic versus John Isner, but you’d have to get creative. It … Continue reading

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Anyone Has His Day

Indian Wells, Second Round Those who either love or hate Rafael Nadal – equally absurd positions way out on the fringe of reason – would have charted his likely course through the Indian Wells draw the moment it was released. … Continue reading

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Thrill Machine

SA Tennis Open, South Africa Greul d. Raonic, 7/6 6/4 The supercharged Milos ‘Pistol’ Raonic bandwagon roars on. His excellent Melbourne adventure saw him advance some 58 spots, departing Australia at No.94. His momentum has carried him into the SA … Continue reading

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