Ivo Karlovic

  • Date of birth: February 28, 1979
  • Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Residence: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Height: 6'10" (2.08 m)
  • Weight: 230 lbs (105 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed

Ivo Karlovic has won four ATP singles titles: three in 2007 and one in 2008. He has also defeated several highly ranked opponents including Roger Federer who was ranked No. 1 at the time.

His primary strategy is serve-and-volley, and he is considered one of the best servers on tour. His height (6 ft 10 in) enables him to consistently serve with high speed and unique trajectory.

Karlovic caused a stunning upset at 2003 Wimbledon Championships when he beat defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in his first-ever match in a Grand Slam tournament. He finished the 2003 year in the Top 100 and as the No. 3 Croatian, behind Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic. He also averaged an ATP best of 17.6 aces per match.