Archive for Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fourth-seeded Karlovic retains Nottingham title

June 22, 2008


— Fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic successfully defended his Nottingham Open title Saturday with a 7-5, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8) victory over Fernando Verdasco.

Rain forced the final of the grass-court Wimbledon warmup to be played indoors.

Karlovic and the third-seeded Verdasco both squandered match points in the third-set tiebreaker. After a Verdasco double fault, Karlovic claimed the trophy with a gentle volley.


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