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Ivo Karlovic hits record 61 aces, Kyle Edmund upsets Richard Gasquet

Karlovic, 37, beat the previous best of 49 aces for one match in New York served up by Richard Krajicek in his quarter-final loss to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in 1999.
“I knew there were a lot of aces because there was a period (in the second set) when almost every serve was an ace. I knew there was a lot but I didn’t know it was this many,” said 6ft 11in (2.11m) Karlovic.
Karlovic had three times previously served more than 50 aces in a tournament — his previous best in a tour match was 55 against Lleyton Hewitt in 2009 at the French Open.
In the same year, he served 78 aces against the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek in a Davis Cup clash.
He has now served 11,277 aces in his career, 1000 more than second-placed Goran Ivanisevic.
“Of course this is my best shot. I have worked a lot on it. I’m proud of it,” said Karlovic.
America’s John Isner holds the all-time Grand Slam record of 113 aces served during his famous 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in the first round of Wimbledon in 2010.
Kyle Edmund upset 13th seed Richard Gasquet before fellow Briton Johanna Konta powered past American Bethanie Mattek-Sands on day one of the US Open.
Edmund, ranked 84th, beat former semi-finalist Gasquet 6-2 6-2 6-3 to claim the best win of his career on a hot afternoon at Flushing Meadows.
The Briton, 21, will face American wildcard Ernesto Escobedo in round two.
Edmund bullied former semi-finalist Gasquet with his huge forehand on his way to a two-set lead, as the Frenchman struggled in 32C heat on court five.
There was a glimmer of hope for Gasquet when he broke serve first in the third set but a brilliant running pass sparked a five-game run that took Edmund over the finish line.
"It's definitely one of my best wins in my career," Edmund said, who added that working with Andy Murray in the Davis Cup set-up had helped improve his overall game.
"I had a good summer. I beat some good players, I beat [Gilles] Simon and then had a good experience against Andy [at Queen's].
"Those matches against top players give you more experience, more confidence with your game, that you are able to take it to them."


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