11 year ace record finally falls

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.

Ivo Karlovic Wimbledon 2009Karlovic pictured at Wimbledon in 2009 delivering his trademark serve to open the match against Fernando Verdasco

Guess the player?

wimbledon 2012This tennis player has been in the news recently. Can you spot who it is?


…………..Well done to everyone to recognised Flavia Pennetta, the US Open Champion. Pictured here at Wimbledon 2012 during a doubles match on one of the outside courts.

flavia pennetta wimbledon 2012