Australian Open

Record man Karlovic nailed by Goffin

2017-01-21 08:26
Ivo Karlovic (Getty Images)

Melbourne - Belgium's David Goffin ended Ivo Karlovic's record-breaking tournament with a straight-sets win to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Goffin had few problems against the weary 21st-ranked Croat, winning 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour, 28 minutes and will face either Dominic Thiem or Benoit Paire in the last 16.

Karlovic, at 37, was feeling the effects of Tuesday's tournament-record, 84-game victory over Horacio Zeballos when he prevailed 22-20 in the fifth set.

The 11th-seeded Goffin broke Karlovic's serve four times and did not have a break point on his own serve as he reached the round of 16 for the second straight year in Melbourne.

The towering Karlovic finished the tournament with a total of 119 aces -- including 75 in his epic duel with Zeballos, another tournament record.

Results:

Men's singles

3rd rd

Dominic Thiem (AUT x8) bt Benoit Paire (FRA) 6-1, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

David Goffin (BEL x11) bt Ivo Karlovic (CRO x20) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4

Women's singles

3rd rd

Jennifer Brady (USA) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x14) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) bt Maria Sakkari (GRE) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Ekaterina Makarova (RUS x30) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x6) 6-2, 6-7 (3/7), 6-3

Barbora Strycova (CZE x16) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA x21) 6-2, 7-5

Serena Williams (USA x2) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-1, 6-3

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