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July 9, 2001: When Ivanisevic made Wimbledon history

July 09, 2021 17:02 IST

Goran Ivanisevic

IMAGE: Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic won his first and only Wimbledon title in 2001. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/ALLSPORT/Files

On this day in 2001, Croatia’s Goran Ivanisevic became the first man to win the Wimbledon as a wildcard.

Ivanisevic overcame the heartache of losing three Wimbledon finals -- 1992, 1994 and 1998 -- before finally conquering Mount Wimbledon in 2001.


To mark 20 years of Ivanisevic’s win, the ATP tweeted, his road to victory.

‘20 years ago today Goran Ivanisevic won #Wimbledon as a wild card. This is a truly remarkable story,’ ATP tweeted alongside a video.


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