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“I’ve been a human for 41 years. When I was six, I picked up my racket, but I didn’t like tennis. A few years later, I fell in love with the sport. I fell in love with the sport. Raised in Yugoslavia during the war. Some players managed to leave the country, but we didn’t have much money. There are planes in our city and we evacuated underground. There were months when we couldn’t eat or go out much because we had to do it. We practiced whenever we had an open court. I also played basketball until I was 13 years old. I was tall and well-moved, so my basketball coach let me play against an 18-year-old kid, but I didn’t like it. Maybe I went to NBA.
For three years from the age of 21, he ranked 300th in the world. I went down to myself because I saw my companions rank high. I didn’t have a coach so I traveled alone. I decided to quit before breaking through the tour. In tennis, you can’t be realistic. You have to be a dreamer. When you are young, you are full of joy and want to be the best in the world. Then you get older and find that the road is difficult and you need luck. Over time, my career became monotonous and I struggled to stay motivated. You can lift the weights and sprint as you did 10 years ago, but you’re starting to question yourself because you’re said to be old. During the pandemic, I had a hard time competing without an audience.
I wanted to have a child in my career because I wanted to see me in a Grand Slam. My daughter is 9 years old and my son is 3 years old. For the past eight months, they have become accustomed to taking me home. It’s hard to go to a tournament because I have to leave the tournament now. “
Ivo Karlovic (((@ivokarlovic)
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Noah Rubin’s “Backside of Racket” • With • Ivo Karlovic | Tennis 10s Balls
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