Barrage of aces not enough for Dr. Ivo

Originally Published: May 19, 2009
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- As matchups go, Ivo Karlovic is a nightmare for Lleyton Hewitt.

At 6-foot-10, the Croatian stands more than a foot taller that the gritty Australian, which makes returning serve problematic. If the first serve -- whizzing in from a towering height above the court, sometimes at better than 215 kilometers per hour (133-plus mph) -- doesn't get Hewitt, the kicker that comes next often bounces higher than his head.

On a toasty opening day at Roland Garros ...

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