Croatia
Goran
Ivanišević
Wimbledon Legend - 2001 Champion & 3-Time Finalist
Croatia
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On tennis’ biggest stage – Wimbledon – Goran Ivaniševic created a gallery of thrills and spills.

He burst on the scene in 1990, an inspired 18-year-old with a big lefty serve. That year he made it to the Wimbledon semis. There followed three trips to the finals. Two went five sets, Ivaniševic narrowly losing to all-time greats Andre Agassi (1992) and Pete Sampras (1998).

In 2001, ranked world No. 125, Ivaniševic was granted a wild card into Wimbledon. Embarking on an emotional run, “Ivo” reached his fourth Wimbledon final. Along the way, he beat three players who in their careers would be ranked No. 1 (Carlos Moya, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin) and also won a three-day long semi over Tim Henman. Versus another former No. 1, Patrick Rafter, Ivaniševic at last reached the pinnacle, squeaking it out, 9-7 in the fifth – a redemptive triumph that will echo through the ages.

  • Career Achievements
    • Singles
      • World No. 2
        136 Weeks Ranked in World Top-5
      • All Titles: 22 W / 27 F
      • Match Record: 599-333 (64.3%)
    • Doubles

      • World No. 20
      • All Titles: 9 W / 10 F
      • Match Record: 263-226 (53.9%)

  • GRAND SLAM TOURNAMENTS
    • Singles

      1 Title, 3 Finals

      • Wimbledon: 1W (2001), 3F (1992, 1994, 1998), 2SF (1990, 1995)
      • US Open: 1SF (1996) 

    • Doubles

      2 Finals

      • Roland-Garros: 2F (1990, 1999)

  • DAVIS CUP
      • 13 years: (1988-1991, 1993-1997, 2000-2003)
        Record: Singles 28 - 9; Doubles 20 – 6
  • OLYMPICS
    • 2 Medals:

      • Singles Bronze (1992)
      • Doubles Bronze (1992)