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Karlovic smashes into second round

Updated: June 21, 2004, 9:01 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- A year ago Ivo Karlovic, the impossibly long Croatian qualifier, stunned Lleyton Hewitt in the first round at the All England Club. It was Karlovic's first Grand Slam match and, impossibly, it was the first time a top-seeded, defending champion lost here.

On Monday, history predictably repeated itself.

In another David-and-Goliath conquest, Karlovic took out No. 13 seed Paradorn Srichaphan 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. It's just that this David stands 6-foot-10.

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