Ivo Karlovic is up to his old tricks again at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open in Newport. The 39-year-old Croatian saved a match point against 19-year-old Aussie Alex de Minaur on Tuesday to advance to the second round of the season's final grass-court tournament 6-7(2), 7-6(3), 7-5.
Karlovic was serving at 4-5, 30/40 in the third set when De Minaur saw a second serve but netted it. The three-time grass-court titlist took advantage, breaking the #NextGenATP right-hander the next game and later serving it out to 15.
“He was playing well. I didn't really feel the ball [well]. I was...
#NextGenATP Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime earned his second tour-level win on Tuesday, beating Andrej Martin 6-3, 6-3 at the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag.
The 17-year-old Montreal native, who recorded his first tour-level victory against Vasek Pospisil at the BNP Paribas Open, converted four of six break-point chances and won 60 per cent of second-serve return points to set a meeting with defending champion and 2017 Next Gen ATP Finals runner-up Andrey Rublev. Fourth-seeded Rublev is making his first return to action after a three-month injury absence, dating back to the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.
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Fernando Verdasco notched his 20th victory at the SkiStar Swedish Open on Tuesday, defeating Italian Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
Both men entered the first-round contest with as many wins as losses at tour-level in 2018, but it was two-time finalist Verdasco who improved to 18-17 for the year after two hours and three minutes. The fifth seed won 85 per cent of first-serve points and converted three of seven break point chances to hand Sonego a fifth defeat in nine tour-level clashes this year.
Verdasco will face Pedro Sousa for a quarter-final spot. The Lisbon native overcame Radu Albot 6-4, 6-3...
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