Tennis: Karlovic in hospital with viral meningitis

Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic, surely understood for his thundering serves, is recuperating in doctor’s facility in Miami in the wake of being conceded with viral meningitis, his better half Alsi said.

In an announcement on the official ATP site ( she expelled reports that the 34-year-old had endured a stroke.

“Ivo did not have a stroke, as a few outlets have expressed; rather, he has viral meningitis,” she said.

“We request protection amid his recuperation procedure. We thank everybody for their support and well wishes.”

Karlovic, who has slipped outside the world’s main 100 from a profession high 14, brought on one of the greatest bombshells in tennis when he beat protecting champion Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon in 2003. He last played at the Sarasota Challenger not long ago.

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