Ivo Karlovic beat Dudi Sela 7-6, 7-6 on Thursday at the Claro Open in Colombia in an unremarkable match. The post-match handshake, however, was pretty remarkable.
Sela is 5-foot-9, so he thought it would be pretty funny to bring a chair to the net so he would be closer in height to the 6-foot-11 Karlovic. When Karlovic saw what Sela was up to, he cracked a smile and didn’t hesitate to give Sela a hug.
Sela must have had the whole thing planned because dude sprinted to the back of the court for the chair as soon as he lost the match.
Even with the chair he still wasn’t eye level with Karlovic:
The height advantage helps Karlovic get a ton of speed on his serve, which helped him reach the finals of the tournament. As for Sela, it’s pretty impressive at his height that he barely lost to Karlovic in two tiebreakers.