15 August 2011

30 Days of Tennis Challenge: Favourite men’s slam champion

Goran Ivanisevic
Yes, I love Rafa and Andre - that is well documented on this blog. But I certainly cried tears of joy when Goran finally won Wimbledon.

Of course, I was not actually cheering for Goran that day in 2001 - I was a huge Pat Rafter fan and wanted him to win. But I knew how much it would mean for Goran to win, and what a battle, what drama! The Sunday final rained out, match carried over to Monday; the atmosphere in the crowd that day was so un-Wimbledon like. Of course it went five sets, won 9-7 by the tall Croat. I was heartbroken for Pat but delighted for Goran. After losing three Wimbledon finals it was his time.

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