Monday, March 29, 2010

Tall Ivo Karlovic was stopped by short David Ferrer at Sony Ericsson Open 2010

Ivo Karlovic has become one of the second tallest players to have been eliminated from the Sony Ericsson Open 2010. He was beaten by David Ferrer of Spain in two straight sets on Sunday. He could not manage a victory despite getting support from rowdy crowd. This match was played on court 2 at Sony Ericsson Open. David Ferrer will face Rafael Nadal in the next match.

The match between Ivo Karlovic and David Ferrer proved that height is not a big factor in the game of tennis.

David Ferrer had a big challenge against Karlovic. He got a 7-6 (7-5) advantage in the first set. However, he ensured his victory in the second set by rolling it 6-3. Karlovic was good in serve. Other than that he had to struggle with almost everything. He had 27 unforced errors to Ferrer's 13 and won only nine of 39 baseline points.

The 29th ranked Ivo Karlovic, who is 6-10, is perhaps the tallest male tennis player in the world. He is one of the eight players in the top 100 who are at least 6-5. On the other hand, David Ferrer is just 5-9.

Another tall player, John Isner of Greensboro, lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero at the same day. Carlos defeated Isner 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. John Isner is just 6-9 while his opponent stands 6-0.

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The Miami Herald


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