Goran Ivanisevic Article

ASSOCIATED PRESS - 14 August 2000
Costa beats Ivanisevic at RCA

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Ivanisevic broke Costa's serve in the 2nd game of the first set, but Costa broke back, then broke Ivanisevic again in the 11th game for a 6-5 lead. Costa broke the double-faulting Ivanisevic in the 5th and 7th games of the 2nd set, finishing the match in 70 minutes. Ivanisevic recorded 9 aces, but also double-faulted 9 times. For Ivanisevic, the match was a huge disappointment. He had not competed since Wimbledon in an effort to escape the double faults that have been plaguing him for a year. "I was hoping, but I didn't get away," Ivanisevic said. "This was no fresh start. It's no fun." Ivanisevic, the 1996 RCA runner-up, advanced past the first round in 5 of his 6 previous appearances. "It's not only my serve. It's just me," said Ivanisevic, who will compete in the U.S. Open and the Olympics

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