Goran Ivanišević (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡǒran iʋanǐːʃeʋitɕ]; 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.
|Country (sports)|| Yugoslavia (1988–1991)|
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||13 September 1971|
Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF||2020|
|Career record||599–333 (64.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 2 (4 July 1994)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1989, 1994, 1997)|
|French Open||QF (1990, 1992, 1994)|
|US Open||SF (1996)|
|Tour Finals||SF (1992, 1993, 1996)|
|Grand Slam Cup||W (1995)|
|Olympic Games||SF (1992)|
|Career record||262–225 (53.8%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 20 (6 January 1992)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1990, 1994)|
|French Open||F (1990, 1999)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1989, 1993)|
|US Open||QF (1997)|
|Davis Cup||W (2005)|
|Hopman Cup||W (1996)|
|Coachee Singles Titles total||6|
|List of notable tournaments|
US Open (Čilić)
|Last updated on: 21 July 2016.|
Goran is the son of Srđan and Gorana (née Škaričić). 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. 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. 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.'"
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. Two months shy of his 30th birthday, Ivanišević became the lowest-ranked player and the first wildcard entry to win Wimbledon. 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. Later that year he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Overseas Personality Award.
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.
Ivanišević played football for the Croatian team Hajduk Split in 2001. Goran supports English team West Bromwich Albion. He became a fan after the Midland club's escape from Premiership relegation in 2005. He wore an Albion shirt whilst warming up prior to the 2006 BlackRock Masters final and finally watched his first match in December 2011, as West Bromwich Albion played Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
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).
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)
|Loss||1992||Wimbledon||Grass||Andre Agassi||7–6(10–8), 4–6, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6|
|Loss||1994||Wimbledon||Grass||Pete Sampras||6–7(2–7), 6–7(5–7), 0–6|
|Loss||1998||Wimbledon||Grass||Pete Sampras||7–6(7–2), 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 6–3, 2–6|
|Win||2001||Wimbledon||Grass||Patrick Rafter||6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 2–6, 9–7|
|Loss||1990||French Open||Clay||Petr Korda|| Sergio Casal|
|Loss||1999||French Open||Clay||Jeff Tarango|| Mahesh Bhupathi|
Other significant finals
Singles: 2 (1–1)
|Win||1995||Grand Slam Cup||Carpet (i)||Todd Martin||7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||1996||Grand Slam Cup||Carpet (i)||Boris Becker||3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
Singles: 7 (2–5)
|Win||1992||Stockholm||Carpet (i)||Guy Forget||7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–2|
|Loss||1993||Rome||Clay||Jim Courier||1–6, 2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||1993||Stockholm||Carpet (i)||Michael Stich||6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7), 2–6|
|Win||1993||Paris||Carpet (i)||Andrei Medvedev||6–4, 6–2, 7–6(7–2)|
|Loss||1994||Stockholm||Carpet (i)||Boris Becker||6–4, 4–6, 3–6, 6–7(4–7)|
|Loss||1995||Hamburg||Clay||Andrei Medvedev||3–6, 2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||1996||Miami||Hard||Andre Agassi||0–3 ret.|
ATP career finals
Singles: 49 (22 titles, 27 runners-up)
|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|
|Win||1.||Oct 1988||Frankfurt, West Germany||Carpet (i)||Rüdiger Haas|| Jeremy Bates
|1–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Loss||1.||Oct 1989||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Diego Nargiso|| Peter Ballauff
|2–6, 7–6, 4–6|
|Loss||2.||Feb 1990||Brussels, Belgium||Carpet (i)||Balázs Taróczy|| Emilio Sánchez
|Loss||3.||Jun 1990||French Open, Paris||Clay||Petr Korda|| Sergio Casal
|Loss||4.||Aug 1990||New Haven, U.S.||Hard||Petr Korda|| Jeff Brown
|Win||2.||Feb 1991||Milan, Italy||Carpet (i)||Omar Camporese|| Cyril Suk
|Win||3.||May 1991||Rome, Italy||Clay||Omar Camporese|| Laurie Warder
|Win||4.||Jun 1991||Manchester, UK||Grass||Omar Camporese|| Andrew Castle
|Loss||5.||Jul 1991||Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany||Clay||Omar Camporese|| Wally Masur
|6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||5.||Dec 1991||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Marc Rosset|| Mark Kratzmann
|Loss||6.||Jun 1992||Queen's Club, UK||Grass||Diego Nargiso|| John Fitzgerald
|Loss||7.||Apr 1995||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Andrea Gaudenzi|| Trevor Kronemann
|Loss||8.||Aug 1995||Los Angeles, U.S.||Hard||Saša Hirszon|| Brent Haygarth
|Win||6.||Sep 1995||Bordeaux, France||Hard||Saša Hirszon|| Henrik Holm
|Win||7.||Feb 1996||Milan, Italy||Carpet (i)||Andrea Gaudenzi|| Jakob Hlasek
|Win||8.||Jan 1997||Zagreb, Croatia||Carpet (i)||Saša Hiršzon|| Brent Haygarth
|Win||9.||Feb 1997||Dubai, UAE||Hard||Sander Groen|| Sandon Stolle
|Loss||9.||Jun 1999||French Open, Paris||Clay||Jeff Tarango|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|Loss||10.||Aug 1999||Los Angeles||Hard||Brian MacPhie|| Byron Black
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
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
Doubles performance timeline
|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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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).
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
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. After many delays, the project finally completed in 2003, but dragged the company into debt due to many unsold units.
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", as well as later that year when he talked to the Daily Telegraph about losing substantial amount of money in some of his investments.
After much speculation throughout spring 2006, 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. Ivanišević, Šimić, and Žurić each invested HRK19 million (~€2.5 million), thus each obtaining 9% ownership stake in the bank.
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. Ivanišević would deny this, saying that the yacht was returned due to mechanical defect.
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.
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.
On 30 June 2019, Novak Djokovic confirmed that he had added Ivanišević to his coaching team. In June 2020, following the suspension of Djokovic's Adria Tour, Ivanišević tested positive for COVID-19.
- List of Grand Slam Men's Singles champions
Filmography and television
|2001||Wimbledon Official Film 2001||Himself|
|2007||Nina Badrić||"Da se opet tebi vratim"||Croatian music video|
- Wimbledon 2001 Final: Rafter Vs Ivanišević Standing Room Only, DVD Release Date: 30 October 2007, Run Time: 195 minutes, ASIN: B000V02CT6.
- "Goran Ivanišević and Conchita Martínez to be inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2020". International Tennis Hall of Fame. 28 January 2020.
- "gòra". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- "Ìvan". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- "Ivaníšević". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 17 March 2018.
- "Marin Cilic - Timeline | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
- "Svoje vino predstavio i Srđan Ivanišević". Slobodna Dalmacija. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 11 July 2010.
- TENNIS; With Minds on Homeland at War, New York Times
- A Fighter on Home Ground Ivanisevic, His Fans, His Family, and the War, The New York Times. 20 February 1993.
- 2001 Golden Moment - Wild Card Ivanisevic Wins Wimbledon.
- "Classic Matches: Ivanišević vs. Rafter". BBC Sport. 31 May 2004. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
- "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.
- "Moment of Zen – Stripping Man". The Daily Show. 11 July 2001. Archived from the original on 20 February 2010. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
- "Goran's Split loyalties". BBC Sport. 14 July 2001. Retrieved 20 January 2008.
- "An email conversation with Goran Ivanisevic: 'Talking of Split, there are still three Gorans?'". The Independent. UK. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 27 December 2010.
- "Baggie Goran shows his colours". Official Albion website. 11 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 January 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
- "Goran eyes Hawthorns visit". Official Albion website. 4 December 2011. Archived from the original on 6 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- POSLOVNO-STAMBENA ZGRADA LAZARICA 2 U SPLITU;Gradjevinar, 2003
- Srđan Ivanišević zbog "Lazarice" prijavio tri splitska "poglavara";Slobodna Dalmacija, 13 February 2003
- GORAN IVANIŠEVIĆ U FINANCIJSKIM PROBLEMIMA Njegova tvrtka pred stečajem;Jutarnji list, 19 March 2013
- I'm broke, says Ivanisevic;June 2005
- My investments sunk like Titanic says 'ruined' Ivanisevic;AFP, 10 June 2005
- Ivanisevic the joker still has some aces left;The Daily Telegraph, 20 October 2005
- Goran Ivanišević ulazi u vlasnicku strukturu Karlovačke banke;index.hr, 5 June 2006
- Ivanišević zasad ne kupuje Karlovačku banku, štediše mogu odahnuti Archived 6 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine;Business.hr, 7 June 2006
- Ivanišević, Šimić i Žurić dioničari Karlovačke banke;Poslovni.hr, 21 September 2006
- Misterij iznenadnog poklona: Ivanišević darovao svojoj ženi 1,9 milijuna kn dionica Karlovačke banke;Jutarnji list, 6 April 2012
- Goranu Ivaniševiću zaplijenili ljubimicu - jahtu Amber;Vecernji list, 4 August 2010
- 'Nisam ja hrvatski Tyson, a jahtu sam vratio sam';24 sata, 5 August 2010
- Ivaniševićeva tvrtka na putu u stečaj;tportal.hr, 19 March 2013
- Goran Ivanišević dopredsjednik Hrvatskog olimpijskog odbora;index.hr, 17 August 2005
- Cilic defeats Haas to win Zagreb Indoors Archived 2 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine, Yahoo!7 Sport, 10 February 2014
- "Milos Raonic splits Goran Ivanisevic" Tennis.com
- "Djokovic adds Ivanisevic to coaching team at Wimbledon". ATP Tour. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
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|Awards and achievements|
| ATP Most Improved Player
| BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
| Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year
| ATP Champions Tour
| Flagbearer for Croatia