|Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player known as The King of Aces, beat Roger Federer at Cincinnati Masters 2008, scoring 21 aces. He has the most devastating serve in ATP history. He is the tallest player ever on the ATP Tour at 208 cm (6 ft 10 in). In 2007 he finished the year with 1,318 aces, second all-time behind Goran Ivanišević, who hit 1,477 in 1996.|
Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player known as The King of Aces, beat Roger Federer at Cincinnati Masters 2008, scoring 21 aces. He has the most devastating serve in ATP history. He is the tallest player ever on the ATP Tour at 208 cm (6 ft 10 in). In 2007 he finished the year with 1,318 aces, second all-time behind Goran Ivanišević, also Croatian tennis player, who hit 1,477 in 1996.
Ivo Karlović Interview, Cincinnaty, Ohio
I. KARLOVIC/R. Federer
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. How do you compare this victory to, let's say 2003 when you knocked out Hewitt in the first round, defending champion there?
Q. In the last six matches that you've played against him, you won exactly two sets. They were all close. What did you do differently today that you didn't do in the past that may have helped you pull through?
Q. Did you believe in yourself more because of Federer's recent performance? Did you think you had a better chance because of the way he's playing?
Q. Why? How come? Why this time you felt like you believed in yourself more?
Q. Was it different playing him today because he's been struggling lately? Is it is different Federer out there from your perspective on the other side of the net?
Q. So he's still the No. 1 guy in the world as far as you could tell the way he played and kind of was out there?
Q. Why did you challenge the last point, I think it was the last point, or close to the last. At the end of the last tiebreak you had a first serve that was close and you had four challenges at that point.
Q. You felt sure it was out?
Q. You challenged it, so I don't know. I didn't see it on TV.
Q. What do you do next round to avoid a letdown coming off a win against Roger in your match against Kohlschreiber?
Q. You had 21 aces today versus 6 for Federer. Did you see any weakness in his return game that you focused perhaps more on your serve than you did in previous matches?
Q. You played nine previous tiebreakers with Roger. He won eight of them. What was the difference today? Just a lot law of averages catching up, or something different?
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