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Goran Ivanišević (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡǒran iʋanǐːʃeʋitɕ];[1][2][3] born 13 September 1971) is a Croatian former professional tennis player and current tennis coach. 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[4] and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 2 (behind Pete Sampras) in 1994. He coached Marin Čilić from September 2013 to July 2016, leading Čilić to his biggest achievement to date, the 2014 US Open title.[5]

Goran Ivanišević
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Ivanišević at the 2016 Tie Break Tens
Country (sports) Yugoslavia (1988–1991)
 Croatia (1991–2004)
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1971-09-13) 13 September 1971 (age 47)
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired2004
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$19,878,007
Singles
Career record599–333 (64.3%)
Career titles22
Highest rankingNo. 2 (4 July 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1989, 1994, 1997)
French OpenQF (1990, 1992, 1994)
WimbledonW (2001)
US OpenSF (1996)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1992, 1993, 1996)
Grand Slam CupW (1995)
Olympic GamesSF (1992)
Doubles
Career record263–226 (53.78%)
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 20 (6 January 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1994)
French OpenF (1990, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (1989, 1993)
US OpenQF (1997)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2005)
Hopman CupW (1996)
Coaching career
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total6
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

US Open (Čilić)
Wimbledon (Djokovic)

Last updated on: 21 July 2016.

Contents

CareerEdit

Goran is the son of Srđan and Gorana (née Škaričić).[6] He turned professional in 1988 and, later that year, with Rüdiger Haas, won his first career doubles title in Frankfurt. Although he focused mostly on his singles career, he also had some success in doubles, winning nine titles and reaching a career-high ranking of 20.

In 1989, as a qualifier he made the quarterfinals 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 quarterfinals. He was also, with Petr Korda, the runner-up in the French Open men's doubles. At that year's Wimbledon, Ivanišević reached the semifinals, 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.[7] 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. 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.[8] He went on to win the tournament.

In 1992, Ivanišević surged his way into his first Wimbledon singles final, having defeated Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, and Pete Sampras in succession. Ivanišević's 6–7, 7–6, 6–4, 6–2 semifinal victory over Sampras was particularly impressive, with Ivanišević serving 36 aces and not even facing a break point in the entire match. In the final, Ivanišević faced Andre Agassi and was heavily favored to win; with both players attempting to win their first Grand Slam title. Agassi eventually won 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 1–6, 6–4. In the fifth set, Ivanišević had a break point on Agassi's serve at 3–3, but failed to convert it. In the final game of the match, Ivanišević served 2 double faults to start the game, even though he had only served 5 double faults in the entire match before that. Ivanišević's ace count for the tournament (206) was the highest in Wimbledon history at the time, until Ivanišević beat his own record in 2001 with 213 aces. Ivanišević served 37 aces in the 1992 Wimbledon final against Agassi, while Agassi had 37 aces in the entire tournament. It was a tough loss, but as Ivanišević 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. In order to earn his single bronze medal, he won 4 consecutive 5-sets matches, a unique feat in the open era. He also won four singles titles that year.

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 semifinals to Sampras 6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6.

In 1996, Ivanišević won a career-best five singles titles in a calendar year. 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 semifinals of the U.S. Open, his first Grand Slam semifinal 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 April 1997, Ivanišević became the only player to defeat the "king of clay", Thomas Muster, in a Davis Cup singles match on clay. Ivanišević defeated Muster, 6–7, 7–5, 6–7, 6–2, 7–5, despite Muster having won 112 of his previous 117 matches on clay going into the match. During 1997, Ivanišević also got back up to his career high ranking of world No. 2, although his ranking fell down to No. 15 by the end of the year.

In 1998, Ivanišević reached his third Wimbledon final, facing Sampras once again. Ivanišević started the match well, but failed to take set points which would have given him a 2 set lead, and Ivanišević eventually lost to Sampras in five sets, 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 No. 1 players Carlos Moyá, Andy Roddick and Marat Safin as well as Fredrik Jonsson and Greg Rusedski to reach the semifinal, beating home favourite Tim Henman in a five set, rain-affected semifinal, 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.[9] Two months shy of his 30th birthday, Ivanišević became the lowest-ranked player and the first wildcard entry to win Wimbledon.[10] To date, he is the only male entrant to have won a Grand Slam singles title 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 and fireworks, topped off by Ivanišević himself taking off his clothes and jumping into the sea.[11][12] 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.

FootballEdit

Ivanišević played football for the Croatian team Hajduk Split in 2001.[13] Goran supports English team West Bromwich Albion. He became a fan after the Midland club's escape from Premiership relegation in 2005.[14] He wore an Albion shirt whilst warming up prior to the 2006 BlackRock Masters final[15] and finally watched his first match in December 2011, as West Bromwich Albion played Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.[16]

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).

Playing styleEdit

Ivanisevic was a serve and volleyer and played a fast, aggressive game suited to grass courts. He was known for his powerful and accurate left-handed serve, particularly his first serve that was clutch. He would often use his first serve twice instead of using his second serve. Coupled with his deft and forceful volleys, he put his opponents under pressure.

Like many serve-and-volleyers, Ivanisevic's return game and defence was weaker due to his powerful but inconsistent groundstrokes. On the backhand side, he would often use the slice instead of hitting with top-spin and use the chip-and-charge tactic to come to the net.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

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

Doubles: 2Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1990 French Open Clay   Petr Korda   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 1999 French Open Clay   Jeff Tarango   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7

Grand Slam Cup finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (1–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1995 Munich Carpet (i)   Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1996 Munich Carpet (i)   Boris Becker 3–6, 4–6, 4–6

Super 9/Masters Series finalsEdit

Singles: 7 (2–5)Edit

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

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 49 (22 titles, 27 runners-up)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 Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 22 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay   Horacio de la Peña 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 May 1990 Umag, Yugoslavia Clay   Goran Prpić 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 1. 16 July 1990 Stuttgart (o), West Germany Clay   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   Stefan Edberg 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 10 September 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay   Guy Forget 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 24 September 1990 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   John McEnroe 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 17 June 1991 Manchester, UK Grass   Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 12 August 1991 New Haven, US Hard   Petr Korda 4–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 30 December 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Christian Bergström 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Runner-up 7. 3 February 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Omar Camporese 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 17 February 1992 Stuttgart (i), Germany Carpet (i)   Stefan Edberg 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 5 July 1992 Wimbledon, London Grass   Andre Agassi 7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 5. 5 October 1992 Sydney (i), Australia Hard (i)   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 26 October 1992 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Guy Forget 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 9. 4 January 1993 Doha, Qatar Hard   Boris Becker 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 10 May 1993 Rome, Italy Clay   Jim Courier 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 13 September 1993 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Andrei Cherkasov 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 8. 18 October 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Thomas Muster 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 11. 25 October 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Michael Stich 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Winner 9. 1 November 1993 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i)   Andrei Medvedev 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 12. 14 February 1994 Stuttgart (i), Germany Carpet (i)   Stefan Edberg 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 20 June 1994 Wimbledon, London Grass   Pete Sampras 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Winner 10. 1 August 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Fabrice Santoro 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 14. 12 September 1994 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Franco Davín 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 10 October 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 24 October 1994 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Boris Becker 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 16. 8 May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Andrei Medvedev 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 12. 5 December 1995 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i)   Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 8 January 1996 Sydney (o), Australia Hard   Todd Martin 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 29 January 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i)   Cédric Pioline 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 14. 12 February 1996 Dubai, UAE Hard   Albert Costa 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 19 February 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i)   Michael Stich 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 15. 26 February 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 16. 4 March 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 18 March 1996 Key Biscayne, US Hard   Andre Agassi 0–3, ret.
Runner-up 20. 12 August 1996 Indianapolis, US Hard   Pete Sampras 6–7(3–7), 5–7
Winner 17. 4 November 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 21. 3 December 1996 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i)   Boris Becker 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 27 January 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i)   Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 22. 10 February 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard   Thomas Muster 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 19. 24 February 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Sergi Bruguera 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 9 June 1997 Queen's Club, UK Grass   Mark Philippoussis 5–7, 3–6
Winner 20. 6 October 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   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)   Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 24. 22 June 1998 Wimbledon, London Grass   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   Karol Kučera 4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 26. 5 October 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet   Michael Chang 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 9 November 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 22. 9 July 2001 Wimbledon, London Grass   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)   Rudiger Haas   Jeremy Bates
  Tom Nijssen
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 2 October 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay   Diego Nargiso   Peter Ballauff
  Rudiger Haas
2–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 February 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i)   Balázs Taróczy   Emilio Sánchez
  Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 11 June 1990 French Open, Paris Clay   Petr Korda   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 20 August 1990 New Haven, U.S. Hard   Petr Korda   Jeff Brown
  Scott Melville
5–7, 6–7
Winner 2. 4 February 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Omar Camporese   Cyril Suk
  Tom Nijssen
6–4, 7–6
Winner 3. 13 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay   Omar Camporese   Laurie Warder
  Luke Jensen
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 17 June 1991 Manchester, UK Grass   Omar Camporese   Andrew Castle
  Nick Brown
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 22 July 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Omar Camporese   Wally Masur
  Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 30 December 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Marc Rosset   Mark Kratzmann
  Jason Stoltenberg
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 15 June 1992 Queen's Club, UK Grass   Diego Nargiso   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. 17 April 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrea Gaudenzi   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 7 August 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Saša Hirszon   Brent Haygarth
  Kent Kinnear
4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 11 September 1995 Bordeaux, France Hard   Saša Hirszon   Henrik Holm
  Danny Sapsford
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 26 February 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i)   Andrea Gaudenzi   Jakob Hlasek
  Guy Forget
6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 27 January 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i)   Saša Hiršzon   Brent Haygarth
  Mark Keil
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 10 February 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard   Sander Groen   Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 7 June 1999 French Open, Paris Clay   Jeff Tarango   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 2 August 1999 Los Angeles Hard   Brian MacPhie   Byron Black
  Wayne Black
2–6, 6–7

Team titles (3)Edit

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Yugoslavia Croatia
Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A QF 1R 3R 2R A QF 1R 3R QF 1R A 2R Q1 2R A A A 0 / 11 19–11 63%
French Open A 4R QF 2R QF 3R QF 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 12 21–12 64%
Wimbledon 1R 2R SF 2R F 3R F SF QF 2R F 4R 1R W A A 3R A 1 / 15 49–14 78%
US Open A 2R 3R 4R 3R 2R 1R 1R SF 1R 4R 3R 1R 3R A A A A 0 / 13 21–13 62%
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 0–0 1 / 51 110–50 69%
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify SF SF RR DNQ SF Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 5 13–7 65%
Grand Slam Cup Not Held QF A SF A SF W F A QF A Not Held 1 / 6 11–5 69%
National Representation
Olympic Games 1R Not Held SF-B Not Held 1R Not Held 1R Not Held A NH 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Davis Cup SF SF 1R QF A PO PO 1R PO Z1 A A Z2 PO QF QF A W 1 / 8 28–9 76%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R A SF 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R A A 0 / 13 9–13 41%
Miami A 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF A F QF 3R 2R 3R 2R 2R A 2R A 0 / 13 19–13 59%
Monte Carlo A 1R 2R 2R A 1R QF SF 1R A 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 11 8–11 42%
Rome A 2R A 1R 1R F SF SF 3R SF 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 1R A 0 / 12 20–12 63%
Madrid Not Held A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A 3R 1R QF 2R A 1R F 1R A QF 1R Q2 A A A A A 0 / 9 12–9 57%
Canada A 1R A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A QF QF 2R 3R 1R A 3R A A A A 0 / 7 9–7 56%
Stockholm/Essen/Stuttgart A A QF QF W F F 2R QF 2R QF 1R 1R 3R Discontinued 1 / 12 22–11 67%
Paris A A 2R 2R SF W QF 1R 1R A 1R Q1 Q1 2R A A A A 1 / 9 12–8 60%
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 1 1 4 3 2 1 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 22
Finals 0 1 5 3 5 5 6 2 10 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 49
Year-end Ranking 371 40 9 16 4 7 5 10 4 15 12 62 129 12 243 657 266

Doubles performance timelineEdit

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

Head-to-head record vs. Top 10 ranked playersEdit

Ivanišević's record against players who held a top 10 ranking, with those who reached No. 1 in bold

Top 10 winsEdit

Season 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Total
Wins 0 3 3 5 11 8 5 5 9 3 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 60
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score IR
1989
1.   Kent Carlsson 9 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 7–5, 4–6, 6–1 71
2.   Alberto Mancini 10 Palermo, Italy Clay QF 3–6, 7–5, 6–4 56
3.   Jakob Hlasek 9 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) 2R 4–6, 6–3, 7–5 46
1990
4.   Boris Becker 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2 51
5.   Emilio Sánchez 9 Stuttgart, Germany Clay SF 6–4, 6–4 24
6.   John McEnroe 9 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) 3R 6–4, 6–4 11
1991
7.   Stefan Edberg 2 Davis Cup, Zagreb, Yugoslavia Clay (i) RR 6–4, 6–2 7
8.   Pete Sampras 9 Manchester, United Kingdom Grass F 6–4, 6–4 11
9.   Andre Agassi 8 Sydney, Australia Hard (i) QF 7–5, 7–6(7–3) 19
10.   Andre Agassi 8 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) QF 6–3, 6–4 16
11.   Guy Forget 6 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) 3R 7–6(15–13), 7–6(7–5) 15
1992
12.   Jim Courier 1 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) QF 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 7–6(10–8) 9
13.   Stefan Edberg 2 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) F 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 9
14.   Carlos Costa 10 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–3, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1 9
15.   Stefan Edberg 2 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass QF 6–7(10–12), 7–5, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 8
16.   Pete Sampras 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass SF 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5), 6–4, 6–2 8
17.   Stefan Edberg 3 Sydney, Australia Hard (i) F 6–4, 6–2, 6–4 8
18.   Boris Becker 10 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) QF 7–5, 6–4 7
19.   Stefan Edberg 3 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) SF 6–4, 7–6(10–8) 7
20.   Michael Chang 5 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 7–6(7–4), 6–2 4
21.   Jim Courier 1 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–3, 6–3 4
22.   Richard Krajicek 10 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–3 4
1993
23.   Pete Sampras 1 Rome, Italy Clay SF 7–6(7–4), 6–2 6
24.   Thomas Muster 9 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) F 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3) 12
25.   Michael Chang 7 Paris, France Carpet (i) 3R 7–6(7–5), 7–5 11
26.   Pete Sampras 1 Paris, France Carpet (i) QF 7–6(7–3), 7–5 11
27.   Stefan Edberg 6 Paris, France Carpet (i) SF 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3) 11
28.   Andriy Medvedev 8 Paris, France Carpet (i) F 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2) 11
29.   Sergi Bruguera 4 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 7–6(7–4) 8
30.   Stefan Edberg 5 ATP Tour World Championships, Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) RR 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 6–3 8
1994
31.   Boris Becker 10 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass SF 6–2, 7–6(8–6), 6–4 5
32.   Stefan Edberg 5 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) SF 6–4, 6–4 2
33.   Michael Chang 9 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) F 6–4, 6–4 2
34.   Andre Agassi 8 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) QF 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(10–8) 2
35.   Boris Becker 3 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Carpet (i) QF 6–4, 6–1 5
1995
36.   Alberto Berasategui 7 Barcelona, Spain Clay QF 1–6, 6–4, 6–4 9
37.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 9 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 6–4, 7–6(7–4) 4
38.   Magnus Larsson 10 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay F 6–4, 6–4 4
39.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass QF 7–5, 7–6(13–11), 6–3 6
40.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Carpet (i) SF 7–6(9–7), 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 10
1996
41.   Wayne Ferreira 10 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard QF 6–2, 6–1 9
42.   Boris Becker 4 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) SF 6–4, 7–6(7–5) 9
43.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) F 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 6
44.   Michael Chang 4 Miami, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–4 6
45.   Pete Sampras 2 Miami, United States Hard SF 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 6
46.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) F 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 4
47.   Thomas Muster 5 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–4 4
48.   Richard Krajicek 8 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover, Germany Carpet (i) RR 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–1) 4
49.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 Grand Slam Cup, Munich, Germany Carpet (i) SF 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–4 4
1997
50.   Thomas Muster 2 Davis Cup, Graz, Austria Clay (i) RR 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 7–5 5
51.   Michael Chang 2 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay RR 6–2, 2–6, 6–3 4
52.   Greg Rusedski 4 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) F 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3 9
1998
53.   Greg Rusedski 8 Split, Croatia Carpet (i) F 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5) 16
54.   Greg Rusedski 5 Hamburg, Germany Clay 3R 6–4, 6–2 23
1999
55.   Yevgeny Kafelnikov 2 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) QF 4–6, 6–3, 6–4 44
56.   Gustavo Kuerten 5 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 1R 6–1, 6–7(2–7), 6–4 43
2001
57.   Thomas Enqvist 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–3 126
58.   Marat Safin 3 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass QF 7–6(7–2), 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–3) 125
59.   Pat Rafter 10 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass F 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7 125
60.   Gustavo Kuerten 1 Tennis Masters Cup, Sydney, Australia Hard (i) RR 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 6–4 13

Post-playingEdit

Senior tennis tour and other engagementsEdit

Right after retiring from the ATP Tour in 2004, Ivanišević started playing on the ATP Champions Tour (seniors' circuit).

In 2005, he 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. Ivanišević received a winner's medal and his name was engraved on the trophy along with Mario Ančić, Ivo Karlović, Ivan Ljubičić and team 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.

As of 2019, Ivanišević still takes part in tournaments on the seniors' circuit, and he is currently coaching Milos Raonic.

On 17th of July, Ivanišević faced Rafter once again in an exibition match on 2019 Croatia Open Umag. The match was held to celebrate 18th "birthday" of the famous 2001 Wimbledon final in which Ivanišević won. Ivanišević won once again 6–4, 6–4.

InvestmentsEdit

Retiring in 2004 also allowed then 33-year-old Ivanišević to devote more attention to investing in the real-estate and construction industries, which he had already been involved with since 1998, conducting his business through the Croatia-registered limited liability company called Sport Line (based in Split). Since Ivanišević was still an active tennis player when the venture got established, 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 "Lazarica 2", a 65-unit luxury apartment building in the Split neighbourhood of Firule, which was supposed to start in November 1998 and finish by late 2000.[17] After many delays,[18] the project finally completed in 2003, but dragged the company into debt due to many unsold units.[19]

News of Ivanišević's financial problems first appeared in the summer of 2005 after he talked about it in an interview with Globus newsmagazine, admitting Lazarica 2 was a "failed project",[20][21] as well as later that year when he talked to the Daily Telegraph about losing substantial amount of money in some of his investments.[22]

After much speculation throughout spring 2006,[23][24] 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.[25] Ivanišević, Šimić, and Žurić each invested HRK19 million (~€2.5 million), thus each obtaining 9% ownership stake in the bank.[26]

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, a subsidiary of Hypo Alpe Adria Bank after reportedly a full year of Ivanišević failing to meet his monthly lease payments of 12,000.[27] Ivanišević would deny this, saying that the yacht was returned due to mechanical defect.[28]

On 31 January 2013, Ivanišević's company Sport Line filed papers for bankruptcy settlement proceedings before the Croatian Trade Court after accumulating debts of HRK5.7 million. Among the list of entities the company reportedly owed money to is the Croatian government in the amount of HRK1.1 million.[29]

Sports administrationEdit

In August 2005 Ivanišević got voted to be one of four vice-presidents of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) working under president Zlatko Mateša.[30]

CoachingEdit

In 2013 Ivanišević began coaching compatriot Marin Čilić who won the 2014 US Open under his guidance.[31] He split with Čilić after 2016 Wimbledon.

On 8 August 2016, Tomáš Berdych announced via social media that Ivanišević will begin coaching him, starting at 2016 Western & Southern Open.

As of 2019, he was coaching Milos Raonic until just before the Indian Wells Masters, when Raonic announced that he would be getting a new coach Fabrice Santoro.[32]

On 30 June 2019, Novak Djokovic confirmed that he added Ivanišević to his coaching team.[33]

See alsoEdit

Filmography and televisionEdit

FilmEdit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Wimbledon Official Film 2001 Himself

TelevisionEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Mjenjačnica Himself

Music videosEdit

Music Videos
Year Artist Title Notes
2007 Nina Badrić "Da se opet tebi vratim" Croatian music video

VideoEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "gòra". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Gòran
  2. ^ "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Ivaníšević
  3. ^ "Ivaníšević". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Ivaníšević
  4. ^ "Goran Ivanišević – Rankings History". ATP World Tour.
  5. ^ "Marin Cilic - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Svoje vino predstavio i Srđan Ivanišević". Slobodna Dalmacija. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
  7. ^ TENNIS; With Minds on Homeland at War, New York Times
  8. ^ A Fighter on Home Ground Ivanisevic, His Fans, His Family, and the War, New York Times. 20 February 1993.
  9. ^ 2001 Golden Moment - Wild Card Ivanisevic Wins Wimbledon.
  10. ^ "Classic Matches: Ivanišević vs. Rafter". BBC Sport. 31 May 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  11. ^ "Gorana Ivaniševića na splitskoj Rivi dočekalo više 150 tisuća ljudi". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 11 July 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2010.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Moment of Zen – Stripping Man". The Daily Show. 11 July 2001. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  13. ^ "Goran's Split loyalties". BBC Sport. 14 July 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  14. ^ "An email conversation with Goran Ivanisevic: 'Talking of Split, there are still three Gorans?'". The Independent. UK. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  15. ^ "Baggie Goran shows his colours". Official Albion website. 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  16. ^ "Goran eyes Hawthorns visit". Official Albion website. 4 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  17. ^ POSLOVNO-STAMBENA ZGRADA LAZARICA 2 U SPLITU;Gradjevinar, 2003
  18. ^ Srđan Ivanišević zbog "Lazarice" prijavio tri splitska "poglavara";Slobodna Dalmacija, 13 February 2003
  19. ^ GORAN IVANIŠEVIĆ U FINANCIJSKIM PROBLEMIMA Njegova tvrtka pred stečajem;Jutarnji list, 19 March 2013
  20. ^ I'm broke, says Ivanisevic;June 2005
  21. ^ My investments sunk like Titanic says 'ruined' Ivanisevic;AFP, 10 June 2005
  22. ^ Ivanisevic the joker still has some aces left;The Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2005
  23. ^ Goran Ivanišević ulazi u vlasnicku strukturu Karlovačke banke;index.hr, 5 June 2006
  24. ^ Ivanišević zasad ne kupuje Karlovačku banku, štediše mogu odahnuti Archived 6 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine;Business.hr, 7 June 2006
  25. ^ Ivanišević, Šimić i Žurić dioničari Karlovačke banke;Poslovni.hr, 21 September 2006
  26. ^ Misterij iznenadnog poklona: Ivanišević darovao svojoj ženi 1,9 milijuna kn dionica Karlovačke banke;Jutarnji list, 6 April 2012
  27. ^ Goranu Ivaniševiću zaplijenili ljubimicu - jahtu Amber;Vecernji list, 4 August 2010
  28. ^ 'Nisam ja hrvatski Tyson, a jahtu sam vratio sam';24 sata, 5 August 2010
  29. ^ Ivaniševićeva tvrtka na putu u stečaj;tportal.hr, 19 March 2013
  30. ^ Goran Ivanišević dopredsjednik Hrvatskog olimpijskog odbora;index.hr, 17 August 2005
  31. ^ Cilic defeats Haas to win Zagreb Indoors Archived 2 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Yahoo!7 Sport, 10 February 2014
  32. ^ "Milos Raonic splits Goran Ivanisevic" Tennis.com
  33. ^ "Djokovic adds Ivanisevic to coaching team at Wimbledon". ATP Tour. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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