Friday, June 25, 2004

Goran Goes to History

Today was a sad day for Croatian tennis. Goran Ivanišević (Goran Ivanisevic), the most legendary of all Croatian athletes and one of the most famous Croatians ever (at least among those who gained fame for the right reasons) has apparently played his last game. He made it through two rounds but Leyton Hewitt was too much for him and the match ended with 3-0.

Goran has announced that he will retire after this year's Wimbledon so his defeat today means the end of one great career.

Goran, always a showman, managed to draw few boos from the crowd by taking on Croatian soccer team dress after the end.

Croatian tennis will never be the same. There were Croatian tennis players who have won Grand Slams before and there are still many promising talents, but it is unlikely that the fairytale of Wimbledon 2001 would happen ever again.


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