Goran Prpić

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Goran Prpić
Goran Prpic Davis Cup 06032011 1.jpg
Country  Yugoslavia
(1984-1991)
 Croatia (from 1991)
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1964-05-04) May 4, 1964 (age 50)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,303,639
Singles
Career record 125–120
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 16 (July 29, 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1991)
French Open QF (1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1991)
US Open 2R (1991)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 55–62
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 75 (July 29, 1991)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (1992)
Last updated on: August 29, 2012.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Croatia
Men's tennis
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Doubles

Goran Prpić (born May 4, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia who also played for SFR Yugoslavia prior to 1991. He is currently a tennis coach.

Biography[edit]

Prpić was born in Zagreb, at the time in SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. He turned professional in 1984. His career was nearly ended by a serious knee injury in February 1986.[1] After a surgery, Prpić spent two years recovering before returning to the Tour.[1] For the rest of his playing career, he wore a custom-made knee brace.[1]

During his career, he won one top-level singles title (at Umag in 1990) and one doubles title (San Remo in 1990). His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 1991 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 16 in 1991.

In 1990, Prpić was a member of the team from Yugoslavia which won the World Team Cup. In 1991, he teamed-up with Monica Seles to help Yugoslavia win the Hopman Cup. A year later in 1992, Prpić teamed-up with Goran Ivanišević to win the men's doubles Bronze Medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona for the newly independent nation of Croatia.

Prpić retired from the professional tour in 1996.

In 2000 he became the coach the Croatian women's national tennis team, and in 2006 he also took over coaching of the men's national tennis team.[2][3] He resigned from both positions in November 2011.[4]

Titles[edit]

ATP Singles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 14 May 1990 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Umag, Yugoslavia Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

ATP Doubles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1. August 6, 1990 Italy Sanremo, Italy Clay Romania Mihnea-Ion Năstase Sweden Ola Jonsson
Sweden Fredrik Nilsson
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Team events (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner/Team Opponents in final Score in final
1. May 27, 1990 West Germany World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
United States Jim Courier
United States Brad Gilbert
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2–1
2. January 4, 1991 Australia Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles United States Zina Garrison
United States David Wheaton
3–0

Exhibitions singles (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. January 1991 Australia Kooyong, Australia Hard Australia Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–7(6), 6–3

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United States Butch Walts
ATP Comeback Player of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Austria Thomas Muster