Goran Ivanišević

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Goran Ivanišević
Goran Ivanisevic serve Wimbledon 2004.jpg
Country  Croatia (from 1991)
 Yugoslavia (1988–1991)
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1971-09-13) 13 September 1971 (age 43)
Split, SR Croatia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 2004
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $19,878,007
Singles
Career record 599–333 (64.3%)
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 2 (4 July 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1989, 1994, 1997)
French Open QF (1990, 1992, 1994)
Wimbledon W (2001)
US Open SF (1996)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1992, 1993, 1996)
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (1992)
Doubles
Career record 263–225
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 20 (6 January 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990, 1994)
French Open F (1990, 1999)
Wimbledon 3R (1989, 1993)
US Open QF (1997)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (1992)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2005)
Hopman Cup W (1996)
Coaching career
Last updated on: July 23, 2014.

Goran Ivanišević (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡǒran iʋanǐːʃɛʋitɕ]; born 13 September 1971) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament he was ranked 125th[1] and after the win he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 (behind Pete Sampras) in 1994. He is the current coach of Marin Čilić.[2]

Career[edit]

Goran is the son of Srđan and Gorana (née Škaričić).[3] He turned professional in 1988 and later that year, with Rüdiger Haas, won his first career doubles title in Frankfurt, but he focused more on his singles career, yet had some success in doubles, winning nine titles and reaching a career high ranking of 20.

In 1989, as a qualifier he made the quarter finals of the Australian Open. Ivanišević made his first significant impact on the tour in 1990, knocking Boris Becker out of the first round of the French Open men's singles; he went on to reach the quarter-finals. He was also, with Petr Korda, the runner-up in the French Open men's doubles. At that year's Wimbledon, Ivanišević reached the semi-finals, where he lost to Becker in four sets. Ivanišević also won his first tour singles title in 1990 at Stuttgart and helped Yugoslavia win the World Team Cup. He played in eight ties for Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup before quitting the team after the Croatian declaration of independence in 1991.[4] Yugoslavia lost its subsequent tie against France 5–0.

Ivanišević quickly became known on the tour for his strong, attacking style of play and for an extremely powerful serve. For several years, he had more aces than anyone else on the tour. Capable of beating anyone in the world when at his very best, he was also known for occasional on-court temper tantrums—usually directed towards himself—and the volatility of the standard of his play. Ivanišević received death threats at the 1992 Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships.[5] He went on to win the tournament.

In 1992, Ivanišević steamrolled his way to reach his first Wimbledon singles final, having defeated Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, and Pete Sampras in succession. In the final he faced Andre Agassi and was heavily favored to win; both players were attempting to win their first Grand Slam title. Agassi eventually won 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 1–6, 6–4. In the 5th set, Ivanišević had a break point on Agassi's serve at 3 all, but did not convert it. In the final game of the match, he served 2 double faults to start the game, even though he had 5 for the entire match before that. His ace count for the tournament (200+) at the time was the highest in the history of ATP. He served 39 aces that day, while Agassi had 37 for the entire tournament. It was a tough loss, but as he was only 20 years old, a bright future was predicted. Later that summer at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Ivanišević won bronze medals in both singles and doubles representing Croatia, a state that had only recently declared independence; he also served as flagbearer for the Croatian team at the opening ceremony. He also won four singles titles that year.

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Croatia
Tennis
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Singles
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Men's Doubles

Ivanišević reached the Wimbledon final for the second time in 1994, where he was defeated by defending-champion Pete Sampras 7–6, 7–6, 6–0. Ivanišević reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 2 in July that year.

In 1995, Ivanišević won the Grand Slam Cup, beating Todd Martin in the final 7–6, 6–3, 6–4. At Wimbledon, Ivanišević lost in the semi-finals to Sampras 6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6.

In 1996 he won a career-best five singles titles. He reached the Grand Slam Cup final again, but this time lost to Becker in straight sets. Ivanišević also teamed with Iva Majoli to win the 1996 Hopman Cup for Croatia. That year Ivanišević also defeated Stefan Edberg to reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open, his first Grand Slam semi-final away from Wimbledon; the match was the last Grand Slam match of Edberg's career. In the semifinals, Ivanišević fell again to Sampras, in four sets; Sampras would go on to defeat Michael Chang to win his fourth U.S. Open championship.

In 1998, Ivanišević reached his third Wimbledon final, facing Sampras once again. Although a heavy underdog, this time he pushed Sampras to five sets, before losing 7–6, 6–7, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6.

Ivanišević finished runner-up in the French Open men's doubles in 1999 (with Jeff Tarango). However for much of 1999, 2000, and 2001, he struggled with a shoulder injury and his performance and world ranking began to slide steadily.

By the summer of 2001, Ivanišević was ranked the World No. 125. This was not sufficient to earn him an automatic place in the main draw at Wimbledon but, given his past record as a three-time runner-up, he was awarded a wildcard for entry into the singles draw. He defeated former and future World #1 players Carlos Moyá, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin to reach the semi-final, beating home favourite Tim Henman in a five set, rain-affected semi-final, setting-up a match with the previous year's runner-up and former US Open champion Patrick Rafter. It was Ivanišević's first singles final since 1998. In a match lasting just over three hours, Ivanišević defeated Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7.[6] Two months shy of his 30th birthday, Ivanišević became the lowest-ranked player and the first wildcard entry to win Wimbledon.[7] To date, he is the only male entrant to have won a Grand Slam as a wildcard. His Wimbledon success was rated sixteenth at the list of 100 Greatest Sporting Moments by a British television programme.

On 10 July 2001, Ivanišević received a hero's welcome in his home city of Split where a crowd of over 150,000 led by local and state dignitaries greeted him at the central harbor, with a parade of boats as well as fireworks, topped off by Ivanišević himself taking off his clothes and jumping into the sea.[8][9] Later that year he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award.

Goran Ivanišević and Mario Ančić playing doubles during the 2004 Queen's Club Championships.

The 2001 Wimbledon title was the last of Ivanišević's career. He temporarily retired in 2002 due to shoulder surgery. He returned to tennis sparingly in the following years but in 2004 retired after a third-round loss to Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon, held on the Centre Court, the scene of his greatest triumph.

In 2005, Ivanišević was a member of the Croatian team for the Davis Cup final against Slovakia in Bratislava, although he did not play. Croatia won the final 3–2. He Received a Winner's Medal and his name was engraved on the trophy along with Mario Ančić, Ivo Karlović, Ivan Ljubičić and Captain Nikola Pilić.

In June 2006, he performed in the Calderstones Park tournament in Liverpool. In November of the same year, Ivanišević won the Merrill Lynch Tour of Champions tournament in Frankfurt, defeating John McEnroe 7–6(12), 7–6(1).

In 2007, Roger Federer, seeking his 5th consecutive Wimbledon title against Rafael Nadal in the final, practiced with Ivanišević. Federer said the practice session helped him against Nadal:

Well, I mean, it's good to have hit at least half an hour with a lefty before the finals because I've played against six right handers. So, of course, it's hard to come into a match and you play a lefty. Especially on the returns, I always feel it. The entire points are played in a different manner. Where usually you go backhand cross‑court, with Rafa I have to go backhand long line. I asked Goran yesterday if he wanted to hit with me. He said, Sure, I'm around. I was very happy he did that.

Ivanišević now coaches compatriot Marin Čilić, who won the 2014 US Open under his guidance.[10]

Football[edit]

Ivanišević played football for the Croatian team Hajduk Split in 2001.[11] Goran supports English team West Bromwich Albion. He became a fan after the Midland club's escape from Premiership relegation in 2005.[12] He wore an Albion shirt whilst warming up prior to the 2006 BlackRock Masters final[13] and finally watched his first match in December 2011, as West Bromwich Albion played Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road[14]

Ivanišević also participated in an exhibition match of the Croatian national team of 1998 versus the International football stars on 7 October 2002 in Zagreb. It was the last career match of Croatian midfielder and team captain Zvonimir Boban. Ivanišević scored the goal for 1–1 (the game ended 2–1 for the International stars).


Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1992 Wimbledon Grass United States Andre Agassi 7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 1994 Wimbledon Grass United States Pete Sampras 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon Grass United States Pete Sampras 7–6(7–2), 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2001 Wimbledon Grass Australia Patrick Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7

Doubles: 2[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1990 French Open (1/2) Clay Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 1999 French Open (2/2) Clay United States Jeff Tarango India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7

Super 9/Masters Series finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (2–5)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1992 Stockholm Carpet (i) France Guy Forget 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 1993 Rome Clay United States Jim Courier 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1993 Stockholm Carpet (i) Germany Michael Stich 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 1993 Paris Carpet (i) Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 1994 Stockholm Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 1995 Hamburg Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1996 Miami Hard United States Andre Agassi 0–3 ret.

Career titles[edit]

Singles (22–27)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1–3)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
Grand Slam Cup (1–1)
ATP Masters Series (2–5)
ATP Championship Series (7–5)
ATP World Series (11–13)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–8)
Grass (2–4)
Clay (3–6)
Carpet (14–9)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay Argentina Horacio de la Peña 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 May 1990 Umag, Yugoslavia Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Prpić 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 1. 16 July 1990 Stuttgart (o), West Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–7(2–7), 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 3. 20 August 1990 Long Island, US Hard Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 10 September 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay France Guy Forget 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 24 September 1990 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) United States John McEnroe 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 17 June 1991 Manchester, UK Grass United States Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 12 August 1991 New Haven, US Hard Czechoslovakia Petr Korda 4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 30 December 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard Sweden Christian Bergström 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 7. 3 February 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Italy Omar Camporese 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 17 February 1992 Stuttgart (i), Germany Carpet (i) Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 2 June 1992 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Andre Agassi 7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 5. 5 October 1992 Sydney (i), Australia Hard (i) Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 26 October 1992 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) France Guy Forget 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 9. 4 January 1993 Doha, Qatar Hard Germany Boris Becker 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 10 May 1993 Rome, Italy Clay United States Jim Courier 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 13 September 1993 Bucharest, Romania Clay Russia Andrei Cherkasov 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 8. 18 October 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Austria Thomas Muster 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 11. 25 October 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) Germany Michael Stich 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 9. 1 November 1993 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 12. 14 February 1994 Stuttgart (i), Germany Carpet (i) Sweden Stefan Edberg 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 20 June 1994 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Pete Sampras 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Winner 10. 1 August 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay France Fabrice Santoro 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 12 September 1994 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Franco Davín 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 10 October 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 24 October 1994 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 16. 8 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 12. 5 December 1995 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) United States Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 8 January 1996 Sydney (o), Australia Hard United States Todd Martin 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 29 January 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) France Cédric Pioline 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 14. 12 February 1996 Dubai, UAE Hard Spain Albert Costa 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 19 February 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) Germany Michael Stich 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 15. 26 February 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Switzerland Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 16. 4 March 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 18 March 1996 Key Biscayne, US Hard United States Andre Agassi 0–3, ret.
Runner-up 20. 12 August 1996 Indianapolis, US Hard United States Pete Sampras 6–7(3–7), 5–7
Winner 17. 4 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 3 December 1996 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 27 January 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 22. 10 February 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Austria Thomas Muster 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 19. 24 February 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 9 June 1997 Queen's Club, UK Grass Australia Mark Philippoussis 5–7, 3–6
Winner 20. 6 October 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
Winner 21. 2 February 1998 Split, Croatia Carpet (i) United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 24. 22 June 1998 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Pete Sampras 7–6(7–2), 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 25. 17 August 1998 New Haven, US Hard Slovakia Karol Kučera 4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 26. 5 October 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet United States Michael Chang 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 9 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 22. 25 June 2001 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Patrick Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7

Doubles (9–10)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–2)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (1–0)
ATP International Series Gold (1–4)
ATP International Series (7–4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (3–3)
Clay (1–5)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (4–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 17 October 1988 Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet (i) West Germany Rudiger Haas United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2 October 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Diego Nargiso West Germany Peter Ballauff
West Germany Rudiger Haas
2–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy Spain Emilio Sánchez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 11 June 1990 French Open, Paris Clay Czechoslovakia Petr Korda Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 20 August 1990 New Haven, U.S. Hard Czech Republic Petr Korda United States Jeff Brown
United States Scott Melville
5–7, 6–7
Winner 2. 4 February 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Italy Omar Camporese Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
6–4, 7–6
Winner 3. 13 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Italy Omar Camporese Australia Laurie Warder
United States Luke Jensen
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 17 June 1991 Manchester, UK Grass Italy Omar Camporese United Kingdom Andrew Castle
United Kingdom Nick Brown
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 22 July 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Italy Omar Camporese Australia Wally Masur
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 30 December 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard Switzerland Marc Rosset Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 15 June 1992 Queen's Club, UK Grass Italy Diego Nargiso Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 17 April 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 7 August 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Croatia Saša Hirszon South Africa Brent Haygarth
United States Kent Kinnear
4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 11 September 1995 Bordeaux, France Hard Croatia Saša Hirszon Sweden Henrik Holm
United Kingdom Danny Sapsford
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 26 February 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Italy Andrea Gaudenzi Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Guy Forget
6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 27 January 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Croatia Saša Hiršzon South Africa Brent Haygarth
United States Mark Keil
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 10 February 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Netherlands Sander Groen Australia Sandon Stolle
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 7 June 1999 French Open, Paris Clay United States Jeff Tarango India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 2 August 1999 Los Angeles Hard United States Brian MacPhie Zimbabwe Byron Black
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
2–6, 6–7

Team titles (3)[edit]

Singles performance timeline[edit]

 Yugoslavia  Croatia
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A QF 1R 3R 2R A QF 1R 3R QF 1R A 2R Q1 2R A A 0 / 11 19–11
French Open A 4R QF 2R QF 3R QF 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 12 21–12
Wimbledon 1R 2R SF 2R F 3R F SF QF 2R F 4R 1R W A A 3R 1 / 15 49–14
US Open A 2R 3R 4R 3R 2R 1R 1R SF 1R 4R 3R 1R 3R A A A 0 / 13 21–13
Win–Loss 0–1 9–4 11–4 7–4 13–4 5–3 14–4 5–4 14–4 5–4 9–4 5–3 1–4 9–1 1–1 0–0 2–1 1 / 51 110–50
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R A SF 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 13 9–13
Miami A 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF A F QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R A 2R 0 / 13 19–13
Monte Carlo A 1R 2R 2R A 1R QF SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 0 / 11 8–11
Rome A 2R A 1R 1R F SF SF 3R SF 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 1R 0 / 12 20–12
Hamburg A 3R 1R QF 2R A 1R F 1R A QF 1R Q2 A A A A 0 / 9 12–9
Canada A 1R A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 6 4–6
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A QF QF 2R 3R 1R A 3R A A A 0 / 7 9–7
Stockholm/Essen/Stuttgart A A QF QF W F F 2R QF 2R QF 1R 1R 3R A A A 1 / 12 22–11
Paris A A 2R 2R SF W QF 1R 1R A 1R Q1 Q1 2R A A A 1 / 9 12–8
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A SF SF RR A SF A A A A RR A A A 0 / 5 13–7
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 1 1 4 3 2 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 22
Year End Ranking 371 40 9 16 4 7 5 10 4 15 12 62 129 12 243 657 266

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

 Yugoslavia  Croatia
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R A A 1R 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 8
French Open A 3R F 2R 1R QF A A A 1R 1R F 2R A A A A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A 3R 1R 2R 1R 3R A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 5
US Open A 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R QF 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 31
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells NMS 1R 1R 1R A 2R A 2R A 2R A 2R A 1R A A 0 / 8
Miami NMS 2R A A 3R 3R A A 2R 3R 1R 3R A A A A 0 / 7
Monte Carlo NMS 1R 1R A 1R 1R QF 2R A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 7
Rome NMS A W SF QF 1R QF 2R 1R SF 1R 1R A A A 1R 1 / 11
Hamburg NMS 2R 2R 1R A 2R A 2R A 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 7
Canada NMS A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R QF A A A A A 0 / 5
Cincinnati NMS A A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R A 1R A 1R A A A 0 / 6
Stuttgart/Madrid NMS QF 2R 2R A A 1R SF A SF 1R QF 1R A A A 0 / 9
Paris NMS 1R 2R 2R A A 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 6 1 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 7 0 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 64
Year End Ranking 139 49 31 24 42 111 122 58 59 69 68 51 125 493 1137 542

Post-playing[edit]

Right away after retiring from the ATP Tour in 2004, Ivanišević started playing on the ATP Champions Tour (seniors' circuit). In August 2005 he got voted to be one of four vice-presidents of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) working under president Zlatko Mateša.[15]

Investments[edit]

Retirement also allowed Ivanišević to devote more time to investments in the real-estate and construction industries, which he had been doing since 1998, conducting his business through the limited liability company he registered in Croatia called Sport Line. Since Ivanišević was at the time still active as a tennis player, most of the company's initial day-to-day business was handled by his father Srdjan. Their main activity was an ambitious undertaking — construction of the 65-unit luxury apartment building "Lazarica 2" in the Split neighbourhood of Firule, which was supposed to start in November 1998 and finish by the end of 2000.[16] After many problems,[17] the project completed in 2003, but dragged the company in debt due to many unsold units.[18]

News of Ivanišević's financial problems first appeared in summer 2005 after he talked about it in an interview with Globus newsmagazine admitting Lazarica 2 was a "failed project"[19][20] as well as later that year when he told the Daily Telegraph that he lost substantial amount of money in some of his investments.[21]

After much speculation throughout spring 2006,[22][23] Ivanišević joined with AC Milan footballer Dario Šimić, former basketball player Ivica Žurić as well as businessmen Marijan Šarić, Mate Šarić, and Batheja Pramod in September 2006 to jointly invest HRK93 million (~€12.5 million) for the purposes of added market capitalization of Karlovačka banka.[24] Ivanišević, Šimić, and Žurić each invested HRK19 million (~€2.5 million), thus each obtaining 9% ownership stake in the bank.[25]

Ivanišević's finances became the subject of news reports again in August 2010 when it was reported that his Sunseeker Predator 72 motor yacht got repossessed by Hypo Leasing Kroatien after reportedly a full year of Ivanišević failing to meet his monthly lease payments of 12,000.[26] Ivanišević would deny this, saying that the yacht was returned due to mechanical defect.[27]

See also[edit]

Video[edit]

  • Wimbledon 2001 Final: Rafter Vs Ivanišević Standing Room Only, DVD Release Date: 30 October 2007, Run Time: 195 minutes, ASIN: B000V02CT6.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Iv/G/Goran-Ivanisevic.aspx?t=rh
  2. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2014/01/cilic-credits-coach-goran-ivanisevic-serve-net-mental-improvements/50108/#.VAnOKWd0xpg
  3. ^ "Svoje vino predstavio i Srđan Ivanišević". Slobodna Dalmacija. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2010. 
  4. ^ TENNIS; With Minds on Homeland at War, New York Times
  5. ^ A Fighter on Home Ground Ivanisevic, His Fans, His Family, and the War, New York Times. 20 February 1993.
  6. ^ 2001 Wimbledoin final highlights. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Classic Matches: Ivanišević vs. Rafter". BBC Sport. 31 May 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2008. 
  8. ^ "Gorana Ivaniševića na splitskoj Rivi dočekalo više 150 tisuća ljudi". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 11 July 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Moment of Zen – Stripping Man". The Daily Show. 11 July 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2010. 
  10. ^ Cilic defeats Haas to win Zagreb Indoors, Yahoo!7 Sport, 10 February 2014
  11. ^ "Goran's Split loyalties". BBC Sport. 14 July 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2008. 
  12. ^ "An email conversation with Goran Ivanisevic: 'Talking of Split, there are still three Gorans?'". The Independent. UK. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "Baggie Goran shows his colours". Official Albion website. 11 December 2006. Retrieved 5 August 2007. 
  14. ^ "Goran eyes Hawthorns visit". Official Albion website. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  15. ^ Goran Ivanišević dopredsjednik Hrvatskog olimpijskog odbora;index.hr, 17 August 2005
  16. ^ POSLOVNO-STAMBENA ZGRADA LAZARICA 2 U SPLITU;Gradjevinar, 2003
  17. ^ Srđan Ivanišević zbog "Lazarice" prijavio tri splitska "poglavara";Slobodna Dalmacija, 13 February 2003
  18. ^ GORAN IVANIŠEVIĆ U FINANCIJSKIM PROBLEMIMA Njegova tvrtka pred stečajem;Jutarnji list, 19 March 2013
  19. ^ I'm broke, says Ivanisevic;June 2005
  20. ^ My investments sunk like Titanic says 'ruined' Ivanisevic;AFP, 10 June 2005
  21. ^ Ivanisevic the joker still has some aces left;The Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2005
  22. ^ Goran Ivanišević ulazi u vlasnicku strukturu Karlovačke banke;index.hr, 5 June 2006
  23. ^ Ivanišević zasad ne kupuje Karlovačku banku, štediše mogu odahnuti;Business.hr, 7 June 2006
  24. ^ Ivanišević, Šimić i Žurić dioničari Karlovačke banke;Poslovni.hr, 21 September 2006
  25. ^ Misterij iznenadnog poklona: Ivanišević darovao svojoj ženi 1,9 milijuna kn dionica Karlovačke banke;Jutarnji list, 6 April 2012
  26. ^ Goranu Ivaniševiću zaplijenili ljubimicu - jahtu Amber;Vecernji list, 4 August 2010
  27. ^ 'Nisam ja hrvatski Tyson, a jahtu sam vratio sam';24 sata, 5 August 2010

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Russia Marat Safin
ATP Most Improved Player
2001
Succeeded by
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
Preceded by
United States Tiger Woods
BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Brazil Ronaldo
Preceded by
United States Jennifer Capriati
Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Brazil Ronaldo
Preceded by
United States Jim Courier
Spain Sergi Bruguera
ATP Champions Tour
Year-End No.1

2005
2008
Succeeded by
Chile Marcelo Ríos
Sweden Thomas Enqvist
Olympic Games
Preceded by
None
Flagbearer for  Croatia
Barcelona 1992
Succeeded by
Perica Bukić