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Ivo Karlovic serves 10,000th ace

Croatia's Ivo Karlovic joined Goran Ivanisevic in the 10,000 ace club on Tuesday.

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Ivo Karlovic serves 10,000th ace play

Ivo Karlovic serves 10,000th ace

(Omni Sports)

Ivo Karlovic became the second player on the ATP World Tour to hit 10,000 career aces.

The 36-year-old Croatian served a tee ace when serving at 3-3 in the second set of his clash with Milos Raonic at the Rogers Cup.

He followed it up with ace number 10,001 for a 30-0 lead, before holding serve in little over a minute.

Karlovic went on to post a 7-6 (7-1) 7-6 (7-1) victory.

Earlier in the second set, Karlovic also registered his third 1,000-ace season - having previously reached four figures in the 2007 season (1,318) and last year (1,185).

He finished the second-round clash with Raonic with 10,004 career, and 1,009 season, aces respectively.

Karlovic is renowned for his booming serve, the world number 23 aided by his six-foot-11 frame.

He follows countryman Goran Ivanisevic as the only other man to reach five figures in aces, with the 2001 Wimbledon champion accruing 10,183.

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