Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hankies at the Ready for Goran

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hankies at the Ready for Goran

Article excerpt

Roger Federer burst into tears when he won Wimbledon last year, but Goran Ivanisevic could start crying as soon as he walks on to Centre Court tomorrow.

This year Ivanisevic will play his last match ever at the All England Club, scene of his memorable final victory over Pat Rafter in 2001.

The 32-year-old, who has also lost the singles final in 1992, 1994 and 1998, was prevented from defending his title by injury and will retire from competitive tennis when he loses at the championships.

Sadly that could come as soon as this afternoon as he faces talented Russian Mikhail Youzhny in the first round, but Ivanisevic cannot think of a more fitting place to stage a grand finale.

"I think I owe it to myself to play one more time at Wimbledon," said the Croatian, who was the world number 125 and needed a wild card into the championships in 2001. …

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