Ivanisevic promises final display of fireworks - The Independent 2003 - He smiles. "I ask myself sometimes what I'm still doing on the tennis court, but..." He pauses to think for a few seconds, probably waiting for the three Gorans to sort out the answer. "I owe it to myself and my fans," he explains. "I can't finish my career like this. I have to come to Wimbledon." |
Ivanisevic Foresees Zagreb Return - 2003 -
“That’s my goal, to come back for the Davis Cup and try to play,” he said. “You don’t play America every day, it’s maybe one chance in ten years and we have a young, good team who can play anybody on any surface"
Pacific Life Open - 11 March 2003 -
“But I'm trying. I'm trying. I'm not giving up. I didn't go on the surgery just to stop. You know, I want to try. I have nine tournaments. I can use my ranking and I going to see.
I going to play till Wimbledon and then I going to decide.
The Independent - 21 March 2003 -
Ivanisevic's beach paddle adds to a bizarre catalogue of injuries
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club - Goran Wants to End his Career at Wimbledon - April 2003 -
Goran Ivanisevic, the 2001 Men’s Singles Champion, wants to finish his career on Centre Court, after missing his opportunity to defend his crown because of injury.
The Independent - 08 June 2003 -
His numerous fans will be pleased to know there was no sign of "bad Goran" or "911 Goran" yesterday, as Ivanisevic began preparations for what he describes as "the belated defence of my Wimbledon title". True, this short runaround at Surbiton was only an exhibition match, but it augurs well for the All England Championships that "good Goran" seems to be the dominant force at present.