Ivo Karlovic, of Croatia, beat the Colombian Alejandro Falla in the final of the Claro Open Colombia, 6-3, 7-6(4). The tall Croatian served 16 aces for the match, a hallmark of his game, and a total of 106 for the tournament.
Karlovic, who was sick for several months with viral meningitis, has only recently started playing again. Although he bested the local man for the title, it seemed hard for anyone to begrudge him, after his comeback from frightening illness. Today’s win is his 5th singles title.