Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 (behind Pete Sampras) in 1994. He was coaching Marin Čilić from September 2013 to July 2016, and led him to his biggest achievement – 2014 US Open title.
Goran Ivanisevic became a professional tennis player in 1988 at the age of 17, and won his first career doubles title in Frankfurt with Rüdiger Haas later that year.
He is the only person to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard in 2001.
Following his victory at Wimbledon, Goran was given the prestigious BBC overseas personality of the year award in 2001.
Ivanišević won his first tour singles title in 1990 at Stuttgart and helped Yugoslavia win the World Team Cup.
Ivanišević was known for his strong, attacking style of play and for an extremely powerful serve.
In 2013 Ivanišević began coaching compatriot Marin Čilić, who won the 2014 US Open under his guidance.