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French Open: Ivo Karlovic vs Feliciano Lopez — 77 years young!

May 28, 2019 10:49 pm | Updated 10:55 pm IST - Paris

Ivo Karlovic.

Ivo Karlovic.

Ivo Karlovic made a mockery of his 40 years to beat relative spring chicken, 37-year-old Feliciano Lopez in the oldest ever men’s match-up at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Croatian Karlovic, the tallest player on the tour at 6ft 11in (2.11m), defeated Lopez 7-6(4), 7-5, 6-7(7), 7-5.

World number 94 Karlovic fired 35 aces and 69 winners past his 108th-ranked opponent having wasted two match points in the third set.

The oldest Grand Slam match in history featured 41-year-old Pancho Gonzalez against Torben Ulrich, 40, at the 1969 US Open.

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