Karlovic downs Falla in Claro Open final

Ivo Karlovic (pictured) spoiled hometown favourite Alejandro Falla's bid to win the Claro Open. (AP/Elise Amendola)
July 21, 2013, 5:00 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia — Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic won the Claro Open Colombia on Sunday, spoiling hometown favourite Alejandro Falla’s bid for his first ATP Tour title.

The 34-year-old Karlovic, the tallest player on tour at 6-foot-10, beat Falla 6-3, 7-6 (4) on the hard court at Centro de Alto Rendimiento for his fifth career title. Karlovic missed three months this season because of viral meningitis, returning this month at Newport.

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