Goran Ivanišević

Goran Ivanišević (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡǒran iʋanǐːʃeʋitɕ];[2][3][4] 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 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
Ivanišević at the 2016 Tie Break Tens
Country (sports) Yugoslavia (19881991)
 Croatia (19922004)
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1971-09-13) 13 September 1971
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
  •  23rd all-time leader in earnings
Int. Tennis HoF2020[1]
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 record262–225 (53.8%)
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)
Australian open (Djokovic)

Medal record
Representing  Croatia
Olympic Games
1992 BarcelonaSingles
1992 BarcelonaMen's Doubles
Last updated on: 21 July 2016.

Career

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.

During his second round match at the 2000 Brighton International, Ivanišević was defaulted after he smashed all three of his rackets and had none available to complete the match. He told the Associated Press, "At least when I've finished playing tennis, they'll remember me for something...They'll say, 'There's that guy who never won Wimbledon, but he smashed all his rackets.'"[9]

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.[10] Two months shy of his 30th birthday, Ivanišević became the lowest-ranked player and the first wildcard entry to win Wimbledon.[11] 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.[12][13] 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.

Football

Ivanišević played football for the Croatian team Hajduk Split in 2001.[14] Goran supports English team West Bromwich Albion. He became a fan after the Midland club's escape from Premiership relegation in 2005.[15] He wore an Albion shirt whilst warming up prior to the 2006 BlackRock Masters final[16] and finally watched his first match in December 2011, as West Bromwich Albion played Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.[17]

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 style

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, and is widely considered one of the most dominant servers in the history of tennis. He often won entire games without the ball being returned.

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.

Grand Slam finals

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

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss1992WimbledonGrass Andre Agassi7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Loss1994WimbledonGrass Pete Sampras6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Loss1998WimbledonGrass Pete Sampras7–6(7–2), 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Win2001WimbledonGrass Patrick Rafter6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7

Doubles: 2

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss1990French OpenClay Petr Korda Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Loss1999French OpenClay Jeff Tarango Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7

Other significant finals

Singles: 2 (1–1)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win1995Grand Slam CupCarpet (i) Todd Martin7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Loss1996Grand Slam CupCarpet (i) Boris Becker3–6, 4–6, 4–6

Singles: 7 (2–5)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win1992StockholmCarpet (i) Guy Forget7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss1993RomeClay Jim Courier1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Loss1993StockholmCarpet (i) Michael Stich6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win1993ParisCarpet (i) Andrei Medvedev6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Loss1994StockholmCarpet (i) Boris Becker6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss1995HamburgClay Andrei Medvedev3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Loss1996MiamiHard Andre Agassi0–3 ret.

ATP career finals

Singles: 49 (22 titles, 27 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (1–3)
Grand Slam Cup (1–1)
ATP Super 9 (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)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay Horacio de la Peña 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2. May 1990 Umag, Yugoslavia Clay Goran Prpić 3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 1. Jul 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–7(2–7), 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3. Aug 1990 Long Island, US Hard Stefan Edberg 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 4. Sep 1990 Bordeaux, France Clay Guy Forget 4–6, 3–6
Loss 5. Sep 1990 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) John McEnroe 7–6(7–4), 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 3–6, 4–6
Win 2. Jun 1991 Manchester, UK Grass Pete Sampras 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6. Aug 1991 New Haven, US Hard Petr Korda 4–6, 2–6
Win 3. Dec 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard Christian Bergström 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 7. Feb 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Omar Camporese 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 4. Feb 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i) Stefan Edberg 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 8. Jul 1992 Wimbledon, London Grass Andre Agassi 7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Win 5. Oct 1992 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Stefan Edberg 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Win 6. Oct 1992 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) Guy Forget 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Loss 9. Jan 1993 Doha, Qatar Hard Boris Becker 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 5–7
Loss 10. May 1993 Rome, Italy Clay Jim Courier 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win 7. Sep 1993 Bucharest, Romania Clay Andrei Cherkasov 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Win 8. Oct 1993 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Thomas Muster 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 11. Oct 1993 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) Michael Stich 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6
Win 9. Nov 1993 Paris Indoor, France Carpet (i) Andrei Medvedev 6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 12. Feb 1994 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i) Stefan Edberg 6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 13. Jun 1994 Wimbledon, London Grass Pete Sampras 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6
Win 10. Aug 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Fabrice Santoro 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 14. Sep 1994 Bucharest, Romania Clay Franco Davín 2–6, 4–6
Win 11. Oct 1994 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) Michael Chang 6–4, 6–4
Loss 15. Oct 1994 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i) Boris Becker 6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 16. May 1995 Hamburg, Germany Clay Andrei Medvedev 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Win 12. Dec 1995 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) Todd Martin 7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4
Loss 17. Jan 1996 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Todd Martin 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Win 13. Jan 1996 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Cédric Pioline 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 14. Feb 1996 Dubai, UAE Hard Albert Costa 6–4, 6–3
Loss 18. Feb 1996 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i) Michael Stich 3–6, 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 15. Feb 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 16. Mar 1996 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 19. Mar 1996 Key Biscayne, US Hard Andre Agassi 0–3, ret.
Loss 20. Aug 1996 Indianapolis, US Hard Pete Sampras 6–7(3–7), 5–7
Win 17. Nov 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Loss 21. Dec 1996 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) Boris Becker 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win 18. Jan 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(8–6)
Loss 22. Feb 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Thomas Muster 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Win 19. Feb 1997 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Sergi Bruguera 6–2, 6–2
Loss 23. Jun 1997 Queen's Club, UK Grass Mark Philippoussis 5–7, 3–6
Win 20. Oct 1997 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) Greg Rusedski 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–3
Win 21. Feb 1998 Split, Croatia Carpet (i) Greg Rusedski 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 24. Jun 1998 Wimbledon, London Grass Pete Sampras 7–6(7–2), 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 25. Aug 1998 New Haven, US Hard Karol Kučera 4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Loss 26. Oct 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet Michael Chang 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Loss 27. Nov 1998 Moscow, Russia Carpet Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7)
Win 22. Jul 2001 Wimbledon, London Grass Patrick Rafter 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7

Doubles (9–10)

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)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Oct 1988 Frankfurt, West Germany Carpet (i) Rüdiger Haas Jeremy Bates
Tom Nijssen
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1. Oct 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay Diego Nargiso Peter Ballauff
Rüdiger Haas
2–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 2. Feb 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet (i) Balázs Taróczy Emilio Sánchez
Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 3–6
Loss 3. Jun 1990 French Open, Paris Clay Petr Korda Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
5–7, 3–6
Loss 4. Aug 1990 New Haven, U.S. Hard Petr Korda Jeff Brown
Scott Melville
5–7, 6–7
Win 2. Feb 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Omar Camporese Cyril Suk
Tom Nijssen
6–4, 7–6
Win 3. May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Omar Camporese Laurie Warder
Luke Jensen
6–2, 6–3
Win 4. Jun 1991 Manchester, UK Grass Omar Camporese Andrew Castle
Nick Brown
6–4, 6–3
Loss 5. Jul 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Omar Camporese Wally Masur
Emilio Sánchez
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. Dec 1991 Adelaide, Australia Hard Marc Rosset Mark Kratzmann
Jason Stoltenberg
7–6, 7–6
Loss 6. Jun 1992 Queen's Club, UK Grass Diego Nargiso John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
4–6, 6–7
Loss 7. Apr 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Andrea Gaudenzi Trevor Kronemann
David Macpherson
2–6, 4–6
Loss 8. Aug 1995 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Saša Hirszon Brent Haygarth
Kent Kinnear
4–6, 5–7
Win 6. Sep 1995 Bordeaux, France Hard Saša Hirszon Henrik Holm
Danny Sapsford
6–3, 6–4
Win 7. Feb 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Andrea Gaudenzi Jakob Hlasek
Guy Forget
6–4, 7–5
Win 8. Jan 1997 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Saša Hiršzon Brent Haygarth
Mark Keil
6–4, 6–3
Win 9. Feb 1997 Dubai, UAE Hard Sander Groen Sandon Stolle
Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–3
Loss 9. Jun 1999 French Open, Paris Clay Jeff Tarango Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Loss 10. Aug 1999 Los Angeles Hard Brian MacPhie Byron Black
Wayne Black
2–6, 6–7

Team titles (3)

  • 1990 – World Team Cup winner with Yugoslavia
  • 1996 – Hopman Cup winner with Croatia
  • 2005 – Davis Cup winner with Croatia

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# 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)
YUG CRO
Tournament198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005SRW–LWin %
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 8–10 44%
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
Tournament198819891990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005Career
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 timeline

YUG CRO
Tournament19881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004SR
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 players

Ivanišević's record against players who held a top 10 ranking, with those who reached No. 1 in bold. The first number is Ivanišević's wins, the second refers to his opponent.

  • Marc Rosset 10–4
  • Yevgeny Kafelnikov 10–5
  • Stefan Edberg 10–9
  • Greg Rusedski 9–1
  • Richard Krajicek 9–3
  • Boris Becker 9–10
  • Magnus Larsson 7–2
  • Guy Forget 7–3
  • Petr Korda 7–4
  • Todd Martin 7–5
  • Cédric Pioline 6–2
  • Pete Sampras 6–12
  • Alberto Berasategui 5–1
  • Andriy Medvedev 5–3
  • Sergi Bruguera 5–4
  • Jakob Hlasek 5–4
  • Michael Chang 5–6
  • John McEnroe 4–2
  • Wayne Ferreira 4–3
  • Jonas Björkman 3–0
  • Nicolas Kiefer 3–1
  • Jonas Svensson 3–1
  • Carlos Costa 3–2
  • Jiří Novák 3–2
  • Mark Philippoussis 3–2
  • Thomas Muster 3–3
  • Andre Agassi 3–4
  • Thomas Enqvist 3–5
  • Magnus Gustafsson 3–5
  • Jim Courier 3–8
  • Kevin Curren 2–0
  • Thomas Johansson 2–0
  • Nicolás Lapentti 2–0
  • Karel Nováček 2–0
  • Mikhail Youzhny 2–0
  • Andrei Chesnokov 2–1
  • Henri Leconte 2–1
  • Alberto Mancini 2–1
  • Magnus Norman 2–1
  • Àlex Corretja 2–2
  • Pat Rafter 2–2
  • Arnaud Clément 2–4
  • Michael Stich 2–5
  • Gustavo Kuerten 2–6
  • Kent Carlsson 1–0
  • Brad Gilbert 1–0
  • Sébastien Grosjean 1–0
  • Martín Jaite 1–0
  • Nicolás Massú 1–0
  • Joakim Nyström 1–0
  • Mikael Pernfors 1–0
  • Andy Roddick 1–0
  • Emilio Sánchez 1–0
  • Jimmy Arias 1–1
  • Marat Safin 1–1
  • Anders Järryd 1–2
  • Aaron Krickstein 1–2
  • Félix Mantilla 1–2
  • Rainer Schüttler 1–2
  • Carlos Moyá 1–3
  • Albert Costa 1–4
  • Tim Henman 1–4
  • Karol Kučera 1–4
  • Ivan Lendl 1–5
  • Guillermo Cañas 0–1
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero 0–1
  • Ivan Ljubičić 0–1
  • Miloslav Mečíř 0–1
  • Marcelo Ríos 0–1
  • Tommy Robredo 0–1
  • Mats Wilander 0–1
  • Juan Aguilera 0–2
  • Jay Berger 0–2
  • Roger Federer 0–2
  • Andrés Gómez 0–2
  • Rafael Nadal 0–2
  • Radek Štěpánek 0–2
  • Lleyton Hewitt 0–3

Top 10 wins

Season19881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004Total
Wins03351185593220400060
# 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-playing

Senior tennis tour and other engagements

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 Novak Djokovic.

On 17 July, Ivanišević faced Rafter once again in an exhibition 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

Investments

Retiring in 2004 also allowed thirty-three-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 out of his hometown 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.[18] After many delays,[19] the project finally completed in 2003, but dragged the company into debt due to many unsold units.[20]

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",[21][22] as well as later that year when he talked to the Daily Telegraph about losing substantial amount of money in some of his investments.[23]

After much speculation throughout spring 2006,[24][25] 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.[26] Ivanišević, Šimić, and Žurić each invested HRK19 million (~€2.5 million), thus each obtaining 9% ownership stake in the bank.[27]

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.[28] Ivanišević would deny this, saying that the yacht was returned due to mechanical defect.[29]

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.[30]

Sports administration

In August 2005 Ivanišević got voted to be one of four vice-presidents of the Croatian Olympic Committee (HOO) working under president Zlatko Mateša.[31]

Coaching

In 2013 Ivanišević began coaching compatriot Marin Čilić who won the 2014 US Open under his guidance.[32] 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.[33]

On 30 June 2019, Novak Djokovic confirmed that he had added Ivanišević to his coaching team.[34] In June 2020, following the suspension of Djokovic's Adria Tour, Ivanišević tested positive for COVID-19.[35]

See also

  • List of Grand Slam Men's Singles champions

Filmography and television

Film

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Wimbledon Official Film 2001Himself

Television

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005MjenjačnicaHimself

Music videos

Music Videos
YearArtistTitleNotes
2007Nina Badrić"Da se opet tebi vratim"Croatian music video

Video

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

References

  1. "Goran Ivanišević and Conchita Martínez to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2020". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 28 January 2020.
  2. "gòra". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Gòran
  3. "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Ivaníšević
  4. "Ivaníšević". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018. Ivaníšević
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  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, The New York Times. 20 February 1993.
  9. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/24/sports/plus-tennis-with-no-more-rackets-ivanisevic-has-to-quit.html
  10. 2001 Golden Moment - Wild Card Ivanisevic Wins Wimbledon.
  11. "Classic Matches: Ivanišević vs. Rafter". BBC Sport. 31 May 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  12. "Gorana Ivaniševića na splitskoj Rivi dočekalo više 150 tisuća ljudi". Vjesnik (in Croatian). 11 July 2001. Archived from the original on 10 September 2002. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  13. "Moment of Zen – Stripping Man". The Daily Show. 11 July 2001. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  14. "Goran's Split loyalties". BBC Sport. 14 July 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
  15. "An email conversation with Goran Ivanisevic: 'Talking of Split, there are still three Gorans?'". The Independent. UK. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  16. "Baggie Goran shows his colours". Official Albion website. 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
  17. "Goran eyes Hawthorns visit". Official Albion website. 4 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
  18. POSLOVNO-STAMBENA ZGRADA LAZARICA 2 U SPLITU;Gradjevinar, 2003
  19. Srđan Ivanišević zbog "Lazarice" prijavio tri splitska "poglavara";Slobodna Dalmacija, 13 February 2003
  20. GORAN IVANIŠEVIĆ U FINANCIJSKIM PROBLEMIMA Njegova tvrtka pred stečajem;Jutarnji list, 19 March 2013
  21. I'm broke, says Ivanisevic;June 2005
  22. My investments sunk like Titanic says 'ruined' Ivanisevic;AFP, 10 June 2005
  23. Ivanisevic the joker still has some aces left;The Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2005
  24. Goran Ivanišević ulazi u vlasnicku strukturu Karlovačke banke;index.hr, 5 June 2006
  25. Ivanišević zasad ne kupuje Karlovačku banku, štediše mogu odahnuti Archived 6 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine;Business.hr, 7 June 2006
  26. Ivanišević, Šimić i Žurić dioničari Karlovačke banke;Poslovni.hr, 21 September 2006
  27. Misterij iznenadnog poklona: Ivanišević darovao svojoj ženi 1,9 milijuna kn dionica Karlovačke banke;Jutarnji list, 6 April 2012
  28. Goranu Ivaniševiću zaplijenili ljubimicu - jahtu Amber;Vecernji list, 4 August 2010
  29. 'Nisam ja hrvatski Tyson, a jahtu sam vratio sam';24 sata, 5 August 2010
  30. Ivaniševićeva tvrtka na putu u stečaj;tportal.hr, 19 March 2013
  31. Goran Ivanišević dopredsjednik Hrvatskog olimpijskog odbora;index.hr, 17 August 2005
  32. Cilic defeats Haas to win Zagreb Indoors Archived 2 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Yahoo!7 Sport, 10 February 2014
  33. "Milos Raonic splits Goran Ivanisevic" Tennis.com
  34. "Djokovic adds Ivanisevic to coaching team at Wimbledon". ATP Tour. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  35. https://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2020/06/ivanisevic-the-coach-of-djokovic-tests-positive-for-virus/89376/
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marat Safin
ATP Most Improved Player
2001
Succeeded by
Paradorn Srichaphan
Preceded by
Tiger Woods
BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Ronaldo
Preceded by
Jennifer Capriati
Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
2001
Succeeded by
Ronaldo
Preceded by
Jim Courier
Sergi Bruguera
ATP Champions Tour
Year-End No.1

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