Goran Ivanisevic Article

ASSOCIATED PRESS - 14 August 2000
Costa beats Ivanisevic at RCA


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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