Tomic defeats Karlovic in Bogota final
07/19/2014 7:37 PM
07/20/2014 7:06 PM
Bogota, Colombia (SportsNetwork.com) - Australian wild card Bernard Tomic outlasted Ivo Karlovic on Sunday to capture the title at the Claro Open Colombia.
Tomic won a pair of tiebreakers sandwiched by a loss in a 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 7-6 (7-4) final against the No. 2 seeded Karlovic from Croatia in a match that took 2 hours, 12 minutes.
The victory for Tomic gave him his second career title, his first coming in Sydney last year.
Karlovic, meanwhile, lost his fourth final of the year, as he fell to Lleyton Hewitt last week at the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, dropped February's U.S. National Indoor Championships final to Kei Nishikori and was ousted by Philipp Kohlschreiber in Dusseldorf in May.
Karlovic had bested Alejandro Falla in this event last year to capture his first ATP Tour title in five years.
Tomic collected $120,270 with the victory.
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