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August 5, 1994
Tennis: Becker advances in L.A. OpenBoris Becker, looking to regain his form before the U.S. Open begins Aug. 29, survived a second-round challenge to defeat Chuck Adams, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, in the Los Angeles Open.In other matches, No. 6 Jason Stoltenberg of Australia defeated Steve Bryan, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, and Karsten Braasch, the eighth seed from Germany, got by qualifier Steve Campbell, 6-4, 6-2.* Goran Ivanisevic and Thomas Muster played up to their top seedings by swiftly dismissing their opponents to reach the quarterfinals of the EA Generali clay-court tournament in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 26, 2004
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic will be missed. His flamboyant game will be missed, including the way he busted 130-mph serves from a loose, skinny body. His loud mouth will be missed, the way he carried on colorful and sometimes profane conversations in English and Croatian with himself, the fans, the umpires, his opponents -- even with the tennis balls and rackets and a blade of grass yesterday on Centre Court at Wimbledon. "Help me," he said after a forehand by Lleyton Hewitt had sent Ivanisevic splayed face down.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | September 6, 1992
NEW YORK -- His stomach hurt. His head ached. His serve creaked.Goran Ivanisevic was in trouble yesterday at the U.S. Open. It was hot. He was sick. And the Wimbledon finalist was on his way to a 6-4, 6-0, 6-3 third-round loss to Alexander Volkov.But all Ivanisevic could talk about was food. Fast food."If you eat those McDonald's cheeseburgers you go to the hospital forever," Ivanisevic said. "But they got used to them here because they are eating them all their life."Something was wrong.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 10, 2001
WIMBLEDON, England -- They'll never have another day like this at Wimbledon, when the masses stormed the joint for the "People's Final," when Centre Court fans dressed in green-and-gold Australia wigs and red-and-white Croatian checkerboard soccer shirts, when a great noise made its way to the rafters as the crowd roared itself hoarse with a dueling chant turned gorgeous melody. "Goran," they yelled. "Rafter," they answered. On and on it went yesterday in a place where rules and decorum demand silence and reverence but where bedlam was now busting out all over, through four sets and then five, Australian and Croatian flags flapping on a gray summer day, tension rising and hearts racing, until the last, almost unbearable, can't-watch-this moments.
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By Wayne Coffey and Wayne Coffey,New York Daily News | August 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- More than two hours after Monica Seles had vacated the premises, Stadium Court was four-fifths empty, the U.S. Open was nearing Day 2 and Goran Ivanisevic was writhing on the green court, his ankle throbbing, another Grand Slam debacle about to happen.Ivanisevic would get up. He would continue for a few gritty games. He would leave to a heartfelt ovation. The good news ended there."He was killing me at that stage," said Brett Steven. "It was really bad luck for him."Bad luck, indeed.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | July 7, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic is the one who still wants to join the club.He hits aces. He wins matches. But he hasn't yet won Wimbledon or earned respect.Today, though, he's the wild card in the men's semifinals at Wimbledon. All the glamour is centered on the match involving ex-champs Andre Agassi and Boris Becker.But all the grit and muck of modern men's tennis will be featured in the Ivanisevic-Pete Sampras duel. This is two serves and a cloud of dust tennis. Sampras is the two-time reigning champion.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun Staff Writer | July 3, 1994
WIMBLEDON, England -- The Wimbledon men's final today is going to take some getting used to.On one side of the net, Pete Sampras, the defending champion and No. 1 player in the world. On the other, Goran Ivanisevic, who will become the No. 2 player after Wimbledon no matter what happens.They are the two biggest servers in the game.They promise state-of-the-art efficiency. They promise not to waste your time with unnecessary rallies.They promise to keep you on the edge of your seat guessing which one will blink first.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | July 6, 1992
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic has the same attitude about losing yesterday's Wimbledon as he does with a missed serve: Next time, the ball might go in. Next time, Ivanisevic might win a Grand Slam final.The difference between victory for Andre Agassi and defeat for Ivanisevic was tiny. A couple of more aces, a couple of more volleys, and the media would be trying to find out as much as it could about the 20-year-old Croat."It's nice," Ivanisevic said after his debut in a Grand Slam final ended with Agassi winning, 6-7 (8-10)
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By Diane Pucin and Diane Pucin,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 26, 2004
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic will be missed. His flamboyant game will be missed, including the way he busted 130-mph serves from a loose, skinny body. His loud mouth will be missed, the way he carried on colorful and sometimes profane conversations in English and Croatian with himself, the fans, the umpires, his opponents -- even with the tennis balls and rackets and a blade of grass yesterday on Centre Court at Wimbledon. "Help me," he said after a forehand by Lleyton Hewitt had sent Ivanisevic splayed face down.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | July 3, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- So that was a predictable first week of Wimbledon.Instead of rain, there was desert-like heat.A Brit named Tim Henman got tossed from the place when he furiously smacked a ball, which ended up smashing into a ball girl.And then, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarango showed up. He entered the record books as the first guy to quit a Wimbledon match because he was mad. She also set a record -- first player's wife to slap a Wimbledon umpire.Goodness knows what's in store for Week 2. Here are 10 questions to ponder as Wimbledon continues its search for champions, beginning with today's round of 16 matches.
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By SANDRA McKEE and SANDRA McKEE,SUN STAFF | September 2, 1999
NEW YORK -- Goran Ivanisevic was in the middle of the second set of his first-round match at the U.S. Open yesterday when his "guys" showed up. He calls them, "Me, Me and Me." They tell him how to play, debate with him on what to play, and, at times, simply leave him in an all-out state of confusion."I never know which of me is going to come to play the game," said Ivanisevic, an 11-year-veteran, who advanced to the second round yesterday with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-2 victory over qualifier Ville Liukko.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN STAFF | August 31, 1998
NEW YORK -- This will be Michael Chang's 12th U.S. Open. And as he sits here, thinking about this tournament that begins at the National Tennis Center today, he says that coming to the Open for the first time was the best time.He was 15 then, hoping for a chance to play in the main draw. He remembers wandering through the facility, finding his way around the locker room."It was so exciting," he says. "I was seeing guys I'd only ever seen on television."His still-boyish face creases as he smiles.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 5, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- So, which Goran Ivanisevic is going to show up for today's Wimbledon men's final against Pete Sampras?Will it be good Goran, the hard-serving stylist who can pound opponents into the grass? Or, will it be bad Goran, the double-faulting, racket-tossing tennis tyrant?Not even Ivanisevic knows."Every time when I'm cool like this, when I don't talk, when I don't throw the rackets, I always wait for one moment when I will explode," he said.But Ivanisevic said he will try to keep his temper in check and try to rid himself of a title that is a backhanded compliment: best player yet to win a Grand Slam event.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 15, 1997
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Jennifer Capriati hit another roadblock on her comeback trail today in the Australian Open, a Grand Slam tournament in which she had never before stumbled in the first round.Not since Wimbledon in 1993 has Capriati gotten past the opening round of a Grand Slam event, and despite encouraging results in recent Corel Tour events, she again came up short yesterday.Assigned to Court 3, Capriati toiled on the windswept fringes of the tournament. While freight trains rumbled by on adjacent tracks and crows cawed overhead, 78th-ranked Jolene Watanabe played a conservative match and let the erratic and "overanxious" Capriati dig herself a hole.
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By Wayne Coffey and Wayne Coffey,New York Daily News | August 29, 1995
NEW YORK -- More than two hours after Monica Seles had vacated the premises, Stadium Court was four-fifths empty, the U.S. Open was nearing Day 2 and Goran Ivanisevic was writhing on the green court, his ankle throbbing, another Grand Slam debacle about to happen.Ivanisevic would get up. He would continue for a few gritty games. He would leave to a heartfelt ovation. The good news ended there."He was killing me at that stage," said Brett Steven. "It was really bad luck for him."Bad luck, indeed.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | July 7, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- Goran Ivanisevic is the one who still wants to join the club.He hits aces. He wins matches. But he hasn't yet won Wimbledon or earned respect.Today, though, he's the wild card in the men's semifinals at Wimbledon. All the glamour is centered on the match involving ex-champs Andre Agassi and Boris Becker.But all the grit and muck of modern men's tennis will be featured in the Ivanisevic-Pete Sampras duel. This is two serves and a cloud of dust tennis. Sampras is the two-time reigning champion.
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August 18, 1991
Becker tops Wheaton, reaches finalBoris Becker got the only service break of the match on his opponent's netted volley in a 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 semifinal victory over sixth-seeded David Wheaton yesterday in the U.S. Men's Hardcourts Championship in Indianapolis.Becker advanced to today's final for the third time in four years. The No. 1 seed won here in 1988 and '90 and didn't play in '89. He will meet No. 5 Pete Sampras, who overpowered second-seeded Jim Courier, 6-3, 7-6 (9-7), in the rain-delayed second semifinal.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 5, 1998
WIMBLEDON, England -- So, which Goran Ivanisevic is going to show up for today's Wimbledon men's final against Pete Sampras?Will it be good Goran, the hard-serving stylist who can pound opponents into the grass? Or, will it be bad Goran, the double-faulting, racket-tossing tennis tyrant?Not even Ivanisevic knows."Every time when I'm cool like this, when I don't talk, when I don't throw the rackets, I always wait for one moment when I will explode," he said.But Ivanisevic said he will try to keep his temper in check and try to rid himself of a title that is a backhanded compliment: best player yet to win a Grand Slam event.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,London Bureau of The Sun | July 3, 1995
WIMBLEDON, England -- So that was a predictable first week of Wimbledon.Instead of rain, there was desert-like heat.A Brit named Tim Henman got tossed from the place when he furiously smacked a ball, which ended up smashing into a ball girl.And then, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Tarango showed up. He entered the record books as the first guy to quit a Wimbledon match because he was mad. She also set a record -- first player's wife to slap a Wimbledon umpire.Goodness knows what's in store for Week 2. Here are 10 questions to ponder as Wimbledon continues its search for champions, beginning with today's round of 16 matches.
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August 5, 1994
Tennis: Becker advances in L.A. OpenBoris Becker, looking to regain his form before the U.S. Open begins Aug. 29, survived a second-round challenge to defeat Chuck Adams, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1, in the Los Angeles Open.In other matches, No. 6 Jason Stoltenberg of Australia defeated Steve Bryan, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, and Karsten Braasch, the eighth seed from Germany, got by qualifier Steve Campbell, 6-4, 6-2.* Goran Ivanisevic and Thomas Muster played up to their top seedings by swiftly dismissing their opponents to reach the quarterfinals of the EA Generali clay-court tournament in Kitzbuehel, Austria.
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