Monday, January 13, 2014

Ivo Karlovic, our Ivo Karlovic, gone too soon from Melbourne

It's with a heavy heart that The Outer Courts bids adieu to Ivo Karlovic from the Australian Open. Anyone who has followed this site through other tournaments knows how much we love Ivo and want the best for him in every match. We had hoped to see him in the finals in two weeks -- ridiculous, I know -- but fellow Croatian and 32nd seeded Ivan Dodig defeated Ivo on Day 1 of the tournament, 7-6 (8), 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Dodig joins Stanislas Wawrinka (US Open '13), Adrian Mannarino (Western & Southern Open '13), and Sam Querrey (BNP Paribas Open '13) as guys we can never forgive for sending Ivo home from tournaments we cover.

Good thing he still has Twitter. No one can ever take that away from us. Ever.