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Claro Open: Dudi Sela's unique gesture after losing to Ivo Karlovic in the second round

Jai Prakash
Modified 21 Jul 2014
Dudi Sela (L) congratulates Ivo Karlovic on his victory 

We have seen various kinds of celebrations after a victory on the tennis court. But, rarely does one get to see a player seeing the lighter side after a defeat.

We witnessed one such incident at the Claro Open in Columbia recently when Israeli Dudi Sela came second in his match against Ivo Karlovic. S

ela was facing a match point on Karlovic’s serve. Sela netted a forehand to lose the match 7-6 (8),7-6 (5).

Sela stands at 5”9’ while his opponent is 6”11’. He did not want to congratulate the Croat by the usual handshake. He took the line umpire’s chair, positioned it in front of the net and hugged Karlovic much to the delight and applause from the fans present at the match.

Here is the video of the match point:

Published 21 Jul 2014, 07:59 IST
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