|Country (sports)|| Yugoslavia |
|Born||4 May 1964|
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 16 (29 July 1991)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1991)|
|French Open||QF (1993)|
|US Open||2R (1991)|
|Olympic Games||2R (1992)|
|Highest ranking||No. 75 (29 July 1991)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Davis Cup||SF (1988, 1989)|
|Hopman Cup||W (1991)|
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. After a surgery, Prpić spent two years recovering before returning to the Tour. For the rest of his playing career, he wore a custom-made knee brace.
During his career, he won one top-level singles title (at Umag in 1990) and one doubles title (San Remo in 1990). His joint best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 1991 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. He also reached the quarter-finals of the 1993 French Open. 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 of the Croatian women's national tennis team, and in 2006, he also took over coaching of the men's national tennis team. He resigned from both positions in November 2011.
ATP Singles (1)Edit
|1.||14 May 1990||Umag, Yugoslavia||Clay||Goran Ivanišević||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
ATP Doubles (1)Edit
|1.||6 August 1990||Sanremo, Italy||Clay||Mihnea-Ion Năstase|| Ola Jonsson
|3–6, 7–5, 6–3|
Team events (2)Edit
|1.||27 May 1990||World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, West Germany||Clay|| Goran Ivanišević
| Jim Courier
|2.||4 January 1991||Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia||Hard||Monica Seles|| Zina Garrison
Exhibitions singles (1)Edit
|1.||January 1991||Kooyong, Australia||Hard||Richard Fromberg||6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3|
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- http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/2000/11/24/Clanak.asp?r=spo&c=10[permanent dead link] (in Croatian)
- http://www.monitor.hr/vijesti/goran-prpic-novi-izbornik-hrvatske-davis-cup-reprezentacije/55681/ (in Croatian)
- "Prpić podnio ostavku, Goran Ivanišević mogući nasljednik" [Prpić resigns, Goran Ivanišević a possible successor]. Vjesnik (in Croatian). 16 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2011.