Goran Ivanisevic is a retired Croatian professional tennis player born on 13th September 1971 in Yogoslavia and became a tennis professional in 1988 at the age of seventeen. He was no less than a treat for tennis lovers and was famous for his attacking style and strong serve. He focused on his singles but also won a good name in his doubles by winning 9 titles and reached to a high ranking career of 20.
At the start of his career track, he caught attention when he knocked Boris Becker out of the first round of men’s singles French Open in 1990. In the same year, he won his first four singles titles and took the World Team Cup for Yogoslavia. For few years he maintained his aces and had most aces than any player on the tour.
In 1992, he went on Wimbledon’s first singles where he defeated Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl but further got defeated by Andre Agassi. He played hard to win Grand Slam Title but luck was not there. Later that year he won Bronze Medals at Olympic Games and was the first one to represent Croatia.
In 1995, At last with his continuous effort and hard work, he won the Grand Slam Cup against Todd Martin.
In 2001, he achieved his last Wimbledon title. He was the first one to win men’s singles at Wimbledon when he got his wildcard entry for being a runner-up for three consecutive times, and it was record breaking when he defeated U.S Open Champion Patrick Rafter within 3 hours. He was representing Croatia which newly got independent and on his return to Split where he got a heroic welcome. Later in 2002, he retired temporarily because of his shoulder surgery and joined back as a team member in 2004 for Davis Cup but never played. Thus he was a gem of a player with an excellent track record.