Goran Ivanisevic News - June - July 2002

Biography | Goran's Tattoo | Random Questions With Goran | Family | Meaning of Goran's Name


An insight into Goran's background, his likes, dislikes and more!

Goran Ivanisevic And Proud Dad! :) Biography:

Country - Croatia
Birth Date - 13 September, 1971
Birthplace - Split, Croatia
Residence - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Height - 1.93 metres ( 6 ft. 4 in. )
Weight - 81.8 kilos ( 180 lbs. )
Plays - Left
Year turned pro - 1988
Current 52 week rank for singles - 13
Current ATP Champions Race Position - 23
Current rank for doubles - 510
High rank for singles - 2
High rank date for singles - 4 July, 1994
High ATP Champions Race Position - 10
High ATP Champions Race Position Date - 9 July, 2001
High rank for doubles - 20
High rank date for doubles - 6 January, 1992
Career titles for singles - 22
Career titles for doubles - 9
Career matches won - 592
Career matches lost - 315
Year to date matches won - 3
Year to date matches lost - 2
Career prize money - $ 19,707,840 USD
Year to date prize money for singles - $ 25,220 USD

Source: atptour.com

Goran's Tattoo
Goran Ivanisevic
Goran's tattoo is situated on the right of his back, and is of a shark, a cross and a rose.

Goran on his tattoo:
'My tattoo is a cross, a rose and a shark. A cross is a cross, a rose like love and a shark is a pretty tough animal. It hurts a lot. I did not know it was going to hurt so much when I got it, but now it is okay. I wanted it on the shoulder, but then the guy said,"It is going to be a little stiff", so I was scared, if I could play. So I said,"Okay, put it on the back.'

'Cross is cross and rose is like love and shark is mean. 'I am mean, you know? I said that already 50 million times.' -Goran Ivanisevic, 2000

Random Questions With Goran

Hobbies ~ Football, basketball, reading, cinema
Musical ~ preferences Disco, Croatian music, U2, Guns 'n Roses (a fellow Gn'R fan! cool ;) )
Favourite movies ~ Con Air, Conspiracy Theory
Favourite actors ~ Jim Carey, Julia Roberts
Best quality ~ Generous, helpful with friends and people in need
Worst quality ~ Impatient, lack of concentration, stubborn
Favourite type of food ~ Italian, Croatian; fish & lamb dishes
Favourite place to shop ~ Italy
Favourite clothes ~ Everything that is Italian; Armani, Zegna, Versace, Boss
Favourite cars ~ Porsche (Carrera and Turbo) and Mercedes
Are you into art ~ Not at all
What do you like in people ~ Honesty
What do you dislike in people ~ Dishonesty
Best moment of your life ~
1) When I carried the flag for Croatia during the 92 Olympics
2) In 95 I gave a speech with the Pope in Rome

Favourite tennis tournament ~ Indian Wells, Key Biscayne; you meet everyone there
What tennisplayers do you admire ~ Mc Enroe, Connors, Lendl, Becker, Sampras
What about the women ~ Graf, Navratilova
What other athletes do you admire ~ Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman

Source: Goran's Official Site


Goran Ivanisevic's family From left to right:
Goran's Mom - Gorana (whom Goran was named after), Dad - Srdjan, and his older sister - Srdjana (named after their father)

The name Goran
As Goran you have a great love of nature and the out-of-doors, and could have a desire to be in an occupation which takes you outdoors and involves you with the products of the earth. All the finer things of life and beauties of nature are an inspiration to you and you are attracted to the mysteries of nature. Difficulty in expression results in your being too positive, blunt, and candid in speech. Although you are easily offended by others, you do not show it. You crave affection and understanding, but rarely find it as others do not understand you and accuse you of being cool and aloof. The average person would never realize the true depth of your nature. A very individual, independent person, you live within your own thoughts. The insecurity you experience from limited verbal expression and social ease results in a jealous possessiveness and suffering through frustration, repressed emotion, and self-consciousness. This name would cause tension affecting the eyes, teeth, sinuses, ears or throat troubles; there could also be sensitivity in the heart, lungs, and respiratory organs, and frequent headaches.