Sport Kyrgios loses to Karlovic on US clay

03:35  14 april  2018
03:35  14 april  2018 Source:   MSN

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Now one of the athletes has an advantage over their rivals, since the cover for him is profile, but that does not mean that the opponent agrees to lose without a fight. We are waiting for an exciting spectacle, because in their arsenal Karlovic /Nestor and Kyrgios /Reid have trumps

INFO: click on player name to show detailed player statistics. Nick Kyrgios vs. Ivo Karlovic - head to head matches. Davis Cup - Clay . 17.09.17. vs. David Goffin.

Nick Kyrgios of Australia crosses the court in the match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia during the Quarterfinal round of the Men's Clay Court Championship. © Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Nick Kyrgios of Australia crosses the court in the match against Ivo Karlovic of Croatia during the Quarterfinal round of the Men's Clay Court Championship. Nick Kyrgios produced a trademark tweener to delight fans at the US Men's Clay Court Championship but it could not prevent a three-set defeat to veteran Ivo Karlovic.

The Australian fourth seed's quarter-final party piece in the first set, in which he volleyed the ball from just inside the baseline for a clean winner, was a highlight but he eventually succumbed to 2007 Houston champion Karlovic 3-6 6-2 6-3.

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TennisLive.com » US Men's Clay Court Championship - Houston » Ivo Karlovic /Daniel Nestor vs. Nick Kyrgios /Matt Reid (09.04.2018). All matches. Tennis ATP.

Kyrgios served 11 aces, two less than Karlovic as both players held serve throughout the match. Last year, Roger returned from a clay layoff to win Wimbledon and finish the season 52-5. About Us . Advertise.

Kyrgios, who served just three aces, appeared to be hampered by his troublesome elbow as the match progressed.

Karlovic at 39 became the oldest semi-finalist in an ATP event since Jimmy Connors, at 40, in 1993.

The Croatian, who is the tallest player to play professional tennis at 2.11m, will play Tennys Sandgren in the semi-finals after the American accounted for Guido Pella 4-6 7-5 6-3.

In the other half of the draw, an all-American semi-final awaits with the last eight pitting second-seeded Jack Sock against Taylor Fritz while top seed John Isner faces Steve Johnson.

Kyrgios in French Open fitness battle .
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