- Name: Goran Ivanišević
- Born: 09/13/1971 (48 years old)
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. He then moved part-time to Bathurst, NSW, Australia 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.
Birth Place: Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Goran Ivanišević quotes :
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.Goran Ivanišević
My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him.Goran Ivanisevic