Ivo Karlovic reveals what motivated him to become such a great server- View: 1715 by Dzevad Mesic
It's not a secret that Ivo Karlovic is one of the best servers on the Tour, and now we have revelation what motivated him to work hard in that aspect of the game. According to the big Croatian, couple of tennis greats affected him becoming such a great server.
''I grew up with watching (Boris) Becker, (Goran) Ivanisevic, (Stefan) Edberg and they all had really good serve'', told Karlovic. ''That's why I was always into it, and since I was young I was practising (serve) a lot.'' Even though Karlovic has turned 37 years back in February, his serve still clicks well as he has fired 268 aces so far in the season and won 90% of his service games.
Karlovic currently features at Ricoh Open in s'Hertogenbosch where he made quarter-final stage after beating local player Igor Sijsling in straight sets on Thursday, 7-6 7-6. Next up for Croatian should be Adrian Mannarino with whom he met three times so far in his career, and has positive head-to-head record as he leads 2-1 overall over Frenchman.