Karlovic beats Falla to win Bogota title

by: AP July 21, 2013

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP)—Croatia's Ivo Karlovic won the Claro Open Colombia on Sunday, spoiling hometown favorite Alejandro Falla's bid for his first ATP Tour title.

The 34-year-old Karlovic, the tallest player on tour at 6-foot-10, beat Falla 6-3, 7-6 (4) on the hard court at Centro de Alto Rendimiento for his fifth career title. Karlovic missed three months this season because of viral meningitis, returning this month at Newport.

Karlovic fired 16 aces and did not face a break point in the match. Karlovic held serve in winning all 61 of his service games in the tournament, collecting his first title in five years.


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