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Tennis Karlovic sends Blake into retirement

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Karlovic sends Blake into retirement

James Blake’s tennis career came to an emotional end after 14 years on Thursday morning at the US Open with a standing ovation after a first-round loss to Ivo Karlovic. “That ovation makes me realize everything I did, every bit of hard work was worth it,” Blake said.

The 79th-ranked Croatian beat him 6-7 (2/7), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/2) in three hours and 24 minutes. Karlovic blasted his 38th ace on match point, tying the third-most aces in any match in US Open history.AFP


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