Ivanisevic plans to retire

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:06 IST

Goran Ivanisevic plans to retire at the All England club where he won the only Grand Slam title of his 15 years on the circuit.

Ivanisevic plans to retire

Zagreb:

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic plans to retire at the All England club where he won the only Grand Slam title of his 15 years on the circuit. "I've been thinking about it for the last two years," the 32-year-old said in the daily Sportske Novosti today. "It's not easy to admit, but time trickles by and one day you have to draw the line and say enough." Ivanisevic underwent shoulder surgery after he beat Australia's Pat Rafter in the 2001 Wimbledon final, and a series of injuries kept him from making a much-anticipated comeback to his favorite tournament. "Wimbledon is something else. Two worlds, Wimbledon and the rest," he said. "It's the biggest for any player. There is no better way to bow out. Hopefully I'll play on center court and win a few rounds." Although he has dropped below 400 in the rankings and his left shoulder continues to cause unbearable sporadic pain, Ivanisevic still believes in miracles, much like in 2001, when he was 125th in the world and used a wild-card entry at Wimbledon to stun skeptics and take the title. (AP)



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