An eleven year old tennis record was finally broken last Thursday at the China Open when Ivo Karlovic served 26 aces to reach a 10247 career total. This surpassed the previous record of 10237 accumulated by Goran Ivanisevic until his retirement in 2004.
The 6′ 11” player has been inching towards the record over the last few years serving on average 19 aces per ATP match – well above fellow players on the Tour.
Karlovic pictured at Wimbledon in 2009 delivering his trademark serve to open the match against Fernando Verdasco
Ormskirk and West Lancashire was blessed with fine weather for our annual September American doubles Tournament. Well done to Adrian and Jean who were overall winners.
Our next American Tournament is likely to be in April to start the new season. In the mean time Town Green Tennis Club members will continue playing tennis over the next few months with our new winter league. More information to follow shortly!