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- Pronounced: ee-va-NEE-se-vich
- Age: 42 (13.09.1971)
- Birthplace: Split, Croatia
- Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
- Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
- Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 1988
- Coach: Mario Tudor
- Website: http://www.goranivanisevic.com
As of 03.03.2014
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Goran Simun Ivanisevic...Finished No. 3 in the 1988 world junior rankings...Advanced to the SF of Roland Garros Juniors and QF at US Open Juniors in 1988...Won the 1987 US Open Juniors doubles (w/Nargiso) ...Held flag for Croatia in Opening Ceremonies of 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games... Also played in '96 Atlanta Olympics (1st RD singles and QF in doubles)...Has a 32-11 career record (20-6 in singles) in Davis Cup for Croatia since 1993...In December 1995, established Help Children in Need foundation to assist kids in his country...Practiced with Hajduk Split soccer team during the '97 off-season and was offered a place on the team for a match but declined... During TMS event, in March 1998, got a tattoo picturing a shark and roses over a cross on the back side of his right shoulder...Served as ATP Charities Chairman in 1999...Following his Wimbledon title, he was greeted by nearly 200,000 fans in his hometown of Split...He dedicated his victory to fellow countryman and former NBA star Drazen Petrovic, who died in a car accident in 1993...In August 2001 had an official Croatian stamp of Wimbledon champion issued...Began two-week compulsory Croatian military service at an army camp near his home town of Split on Nov. 27 and was officially sworn in on Dec. 15 in Zagreb as a member of a sports squad...Was given BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award in 2001...Girlfriend, Tatiana; Daugther, Amber (born April 19, 2003)...Fitness trainer is Robert Prusac...Coached by countryman Mario Tudor, who played mostly Satellites.
In retirement, plays on the ATP Champions Tour and coaches Marin Cilic.
Cilic, Ivanisevic Feature (February 2014)
1988 -- As a junior, won first career doubles title in Frankfurt (w/R. Haas)...
1989 -- Jumped from 371 to No. 40 by reaching QF or better in seven tournaments, including his first ATP final in Florence (l. to de la Pena)...
1990 -- Reached final in Umag (l. to Prpic)...Teamed with Prpic and Zivojinovic to win the Peugeot ATP World Team Championship...Won his first tour singles title in Stuttgart over Perez-Roldan...Alternate for the ATP World Championship...
1991 -- Won second career title in Manchester (d. Sampras)...Won doubles titles in Milan, Rome and Manchester (all w/Camporese)...
1992 -- Won four singles titles en route to his first appearance in the World Championship, where he lost 7-6 in the third in SF to eventual winner Becker...Lost to Agassi in a five-set final at Wimbledon where he fired 206 aces during the fortnight...Earned bronze medal at Barcelona Olympics in singles and doubles (w/Prpic)...
1993 -- Won three titles...Missed six weeks in January-February with a stress fracture in his right foot...Played the longest tie-break in US Open history, winning 20-18 in third set over Nestor...Earned a spot in the ATP Tour World Championship and reached SF for the second consecutive year...
1994 -- Led the tour in aces with 1,169...Won Kitzbuehel (d. Santoro) and Tokyo-indoor (d. Chang)...Reached final at Wimbledon (l. to Sampras)...Appeared in his third consecutive ATP Tour World Championship...
1995 -- Recovered from an early season knee injury, won Grand Slam Cup and finished in the Top 10 for the fourth consecutive year and the fifth time in six years...Underwent right knee arthroscopic surgery Feb. 23 after suffering an injury in the Stuttgart-indoor...Returned to the tour on clay six weeks later...Helped Croatia to the Peugeot ATP World Team Championship final (l. to Sweden) with a 4-0 mark in singles...
1996 -- Won five ATP titles and reached five finals, both career highs...Appeared in his fourth ATP Tour World Championship and advanced to SF for the third time...Broke his record of most aces on ATP by firing 1,477...Played well during North American hard court circuit, reaching final in Indianapolis (l. to Sampras) and SF at US Open (l. to Sampras)...After beginning season with a 20-1 indoor record (through March), went 15-8 in European fall indoor season, winning his fifth title of year in Moscow (d. Kafelnikov) and reaching final of the Grand Slam Cup in Munich (l. to Becker)...
1997 -- Won more than 50 matches (53) for fifth time in six years and won three indoor titles while reaching two other finals...Missed a month of season after breaking right middle finger on April 9 when a door slammed it...Fired a tour-record 46 aces in 2nd RD five-set loss to M. Norman at Wimbledon...Rallied from 0-2 sets deficit to win in five sets over Greg Rusedski in Vienna final...In doubles, won titles in Zagreb (w/Hirszon) and Dubai (w/Groen)...
1998 -- Won Split (d. Rusedski) to extend title streak to nine years...Reached third Wimbledon final but lost to Sampras in five sets...Led ATP in aces (1,065) for fifth time in seven years...Led tour in tiebreaks played (53)...
1999 -- Singles highlighted by SF at Basel and QF at Doha, Scottsdale and Queen's...Streak of 23 consecutive slams broken at Australian Open after back injury forced him out...Reached 4th RD at Wimbledon (l. to T. Martin)...In doubles, reached Roland Garros final (w/Tarango) and Los Angeles (w/MacPhie)...Finished No. 2 in aces with 703...
2000 -- Finished at lowest level since 1988 after struggling for much of the year with left shoulder problems...His best ATP result was QF in Marseille...In Davis Cup, went 3-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles...
2001 -- Despite playing with a left shoulder injury most of season, Croat fulfilled a dream come true by winning his first Wimbledon title after three previous runner-up efforts...Began season playing qualifying (Australian Open) and in Challengers...Reached final at Heilbronn (Germany) Challenger (l. to Llodra)...It was his first Challenger tournament played since Johannesburg in 1991...Prior to his Wimbledon run, he compiled a 9-11 match record on season with his best results a QF in Milan and 3rd RD in Memphis and TMS Indian Wells...Played only four clay court matches (1-3) during year...The All England Club gave him a wild card into Wimbledon and 125th-ranked player made most of his opportunity, beating Roddick in 3rd RD, Rusedski in 4th RD, Safin in QF, Henman in a five-set SF that stretched over three days and Rafter in an epic five-set final...It was first singles final played in its entirety on a Monday since 1922...Rafter, who was within two points of victory in final set, was broken in 15th game of fifth and Croat served it out to win 63 36 63 26 97...It was longest fifth-set in a singles final in Wimbledon history and at 29 he was the oldest singles champion since Connors in 1982 and first left-hander to win the title since McEnroe in 1984...Fired a Wimbledon record 212 aces during fortnight, eclipsing his old mark of 206 in 1992...He also became first wild card to win a Grand Slam singles title and second-lowest ranked Slam winner behind No. 212 Mark Edmondson (1976 Australian Open)...Led ATP circuit with 801 aces (16.7 per match) for sixth time in 10 years...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup, his first year-end championship appearance since 1996, and went 1-2 in round robin play...
2002 -- Underwent left rotator cuff surgery on May 16 in Germany...Compiled a 6-7 match record and played his final match in March in Miami, retiring at 4-3 against Squillari in 2nd RD (bye)...Began season with QF in Auckland and 2nd RD at Australian Open (d. Damm), his last ATP level match win...In 1st RD Davis Cup tie against Germany, posted wins over Kiefer and Schuettler to lead his country into QF...Did not win another match (0-3) before being sidelined...The 2001 Wimbledon winner became first defending champ not to return due to illness/injury since Rene Lacoste, who missed 1926 tournament.
2003 -- The veteran Croat saw his season cut short for a second straight year after experiencing left shoulder, elbow and right knee problems...Opened season with a 2nd RD showing at Heilbronn Challenger...Played in only three ATP tournaments (Dubai, Indian Wells, Queen's) and did not win a match...In Dubai, retired in opening round vs. Stoliarov due to a right knee injury...His last match was a 1st RD loss to Jan Vacek at Queen's on June 9...Helped his native country defeat the U.S. 4-1 in opening round Davis Cup tie in Zagreb with a five-set doubles win (w/Ljubicic) over Blake-Fish...Finished No. 654.