Nearly every tournament Ivo Karlovic plays, the Croatian has a chance to set an age-related record. But if you talk to the 42-year-old, he feels younger by the year.
“I don’t feel any weaker or slower, even though I didn’t compete a lot in the past year. I’m 42 years old, but I feel pretty much the same as I did 10 years ago,” Karlovic told ATPTour.com. “It’s just a matter of motivation and being able to win matches. Tennis-wise and physically, I’m the same.
“Even when people ask me my age, I go backwards. Next birthday, I’ll be 41.”
The No. 210 player in the FedEx ATP Rankings is outside the Top 200 this week for the first time since March 2011. But with a wild card at the Hall of Fame Open, Karlovic hopes to start moving in the right direction.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has historically been a good venue for the 6’11” right-hander, who won the title here in 2016.
“Here I’ve done well in the past. It’s a really nice event and…