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Karlovic beats Falla to win Claro Open Colombia title

The Canadian Press

7/21/2013 4:51:44 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Croatia's Ivo Karlovic won the Claro Open Colombia on Sunday, spoiling hometown favourite Alejandro Falla's bid for his first ATP Tour title.

The 34-year-old Karlovic, the tallest player on tour at 6-foot-10, beat Falla 6-3, 7-6 (4) on the hard court at Centro de Alto Rendimiento for his fifth career title. Karlovic missed three months this season because of viral meningitis, returning this month at Newport.