Red Hot Karlovic Bests Lopez in Cabo ATP Final
Steen Kirby, Tennis Atlantic
Ivo Karlovic earned his second ATP title of the summer and at 37 and improved his record to 14-2 since Wimbledon with a 7-6 6-2 victory over fellow over 30 veteran Feliciano Lopez, the tournament’s top seed. ATP Los Cabos was treated to a serving exhibition from Karlovic who dropped sets in both of his early matches, but finished the week strong, in part benefiting from a retirement victory over Dusan Lajovic in the semifinals. Karlovic won third set affairs against Mischa Zverev and Marcel Granollers this week in addition to his win over Lopez.
Lopez beat Reilly Opelka, Julien Benneteau, and Pablo Carreno Busta to reach the final, he dropped a set against PCB but worked his way back into the match. The Spaniard has reached two ATP finals this season.
Purav Raja and Divij Sharan of India won the doubles title over Jonathan Erlich and Ken Skupski in straight sets.