Tomic tops Karlovic in third-set tiebreaker to win Bogota

by: AP | July 20, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

The 124th-ranked wild card edged the second seed. (AP Photo)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Wild card Bernard Tomic denied Ivo Karlovic's attempt to retain his Claro Open Colombia title, beating the second-seeded Croat 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the final Sunday.

The 21-year-old Australian, who was born in Germany, won despite Karlovic firing 39 aces to 11 for Tomic.

The 29th-ranked Karlovic, 35, beat home favorite Alejandro Falla in last year's final and was seeking his first title of 2014. Tomic, ranked 124th, was playing his first ATP final since Sydney in January.

The third-seeded Australian pair Samuel Groth and Chris Guccione beat Nicolas Barrientos and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 11-9 to win the doubles title at Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Who will follow del Potro's lead in Miami? Our ATP preview and picks

Alexander Zverev, who has won a hard-court Masters before, is due for a big result.

Nicolas Jarry's impressive rise has landed him a wild card in Miami

The Chilean has cracked the Top 75 and is looking to make a name for himself this week. 

Will Serena find her rhythm in South Beach? Previewing the Miami Open

The WTA's Top 10 establishment will be hoping to rebound from a poor Indian Wells showing.