Ivo Karlovic and Marcos Giron will play each other in the final of the Houston Challenger for the 3rd time of their career. They are scheduled to compete on Sunday at 12:00 pm on MATCH COURT 1.

Ivo Karlovic: results and record

Ranked no. 106, the Croatian reached the final after defeating Liam Caruana 7-5 6-4, Sekou Bangoura 7-65 2-6 6-4, Alexis Galarneau 7-63 7-67 and Christopher O Connell 6-75 6-3 6-4.

The Croatian best result of the season was reaching the final in Pune.

Karlovic has a 22-20 win-loss record in 2019, 15-8 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Houston Challenger

Ivo lost in the quarter 6-1 6-4 to Dominik Koepfer.

Marcos Giron: results and record

Ranked no. 123 (career high), Giron got to the final after beating Brandon Holt 7-64 6-77 6-2, Jenson Brooksby 6-2 4-6 6-3, Jason Jung 6-1 2-6 6-2 and Mitchell Krueger 7-64 6-2.

Marcos’s best result of the current year was getting to the final in the New Haven Challenger and the Orlando Challenger.

The American has a 48-26 win-loss record in 2019, 28-12 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year in the Houston Challenger

Giron had to bow in the 1st round 6-4 6-2 to Ivo Karlovic.

Houston Challenger Live score and result Ivo Karlovic vs. Marcos Giron

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Karlovic
Giron
5-7
5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Karlovic
Giron
7-6
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
3rd
Karlovic
Giron
6-7
6
7
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
3rd
Giron 7-6
Karlovic
Giron
6
7
6
6
5
6
5
5
4
5
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1
Serves
KarlovicGiron
6
7
1
0
2
0
3
0
4
0
4
1
5
1
6
1
6
2
6
3
6
4
6
5
6
6
6
7
7
7
8
7
8
8
8
9
9
9
9
10
KarlovicGiron
6
6
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
15
KarlovicGiron
5
6
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
KarlovicGiron
5
5
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
KarlovicGiron
4
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
15
40
KarlovicGiron
4
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KarlovicGiron
3
4
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
30
40
KarlovicGiron
3
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KarlovicGiron
2
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
2
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
1
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
1
1
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
30
40
40
40
A
40
40
40
A
40
KarlovicGiron
0
1
15
15
30
15
30
30
30
40

2nd
Karlovic 7-6
Karlovic
Giron
7
6
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
Serves
KarlovicGiron
7
6
1
0
1
1
2
1
3
1
4
1
4
2
4
3
5
3
6
3
6
4
6
5
KarlovicGiron
6
6
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
6
5
0
15
0
30
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
KarlovicGiron
5
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
5
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KarlovicGiron
4
4
0
15
0
30
15
30
30
30
30
40
KarlovicGiron
4
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
3
3
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
KarlovicGiron
3
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
2
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
2
1
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
1
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
1
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
40
15
40
30

1st
Giron 7-5
Karlovic
Giron
5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
0
Serves
KarlovicGiron
5
7
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
40
A
KarlovicGiron
5
6
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
KarlovicGiron
5
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
5
4
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
4
4
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
4
3
15
0
30
0
40
0
40
15
KarlovicGiron
3
3
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
3
2
15
0
30
0
40
0
KarlovicGiron
2
2
0
15
0
30
0
40
KarlovicGiron
2
1
0
15
15
15
15
30
30
30
40
30
KarlovicGiron
1
1
15
0
15
15
15
30
15
40
KarlovicGiron
1
0
15
0
30
0
40
0

Prediction and head to head Ivo Karlovic vs. Marcos Giron

This will be the 3rd time that Ivo Karlovic and Marcos Giron fight against each other. The head to head is 2-0 for Karlovic (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they squared off, Karlovic won 6-4 6-2 in the 1st round in the Houston Challenger back in 2018.

Prediction

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Marcos Giron that should win in 3 sets.

Betting odds

Regarding the initial odds of bet365, Marcos Giron is the pick to win this match.
Marcos Giron -> 1.72
Ivo Karlovic -> 2.00

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Karlovic
LWWWWLLLWL
Giron
WWWWWLLWWL
2019 2018 2017
22 - 21
49 - 26
15-9
Hard
29-12
1-5
I Hard
10-5
1-2
Clay
5-6
5-5
Grass
5-3

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