List of the best tennis players from Croatia, listed by popularity with photos of the players when available. Croatia has produced some very talented tennis players over the years, including both men and women. These are some of the most talented Croatian tennis players to ever live, so if you're a native of Croatia and are aspiring to play tennis professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular tennis player from Croatia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.
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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Croatian tennis players?" and "Who is the best Croatian tennis player of all time?"You can click on the names of these legendary tennis players of Croatia in order to get more information about each one. If you play tennis or just love the sport then use this list of talented Croatian tennis players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
Goran Ivanišević is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard. He achieved this in 2001, having previously been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 in 1994. He is the current coach of Marin Čilić. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Year Turned Pro: 1988
Marin Čilić is a Croatian professional tennis player. He is the reigning US Open champion. To date, Čilić has won 13 ATP singles titles. His career-high singles ranking is world No. 8, achieved on 13 October 2014. Čilić first came to international prominence by defeating then world No. 2 Andy Murray in the fourth round of the 2009 US Open. He followed this by reaching the semifinals of the 2010 Australian Open. Čilić was also a quarterfinalist at 2014 Wimbledon. Čilić developed his career at a young age; first steps of tennis started in Bosnia and Herzegovina his potential was discovered by local hometown coaches who saw him play and encouraged his move to Zagreb for further training. He was ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Medjugorje, Čitluk, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year Turned Pro: 2005
Mario Ančić is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached World No. 7. Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Ančić helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubičić won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia. As a teenager making his Grand Slam debut at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated seventh-seeded Roger Federer. This win also made him the last player to defeat Federer at Wimbledon and on grass courts. His best performance at Grand Slams came at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, when he ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Split, Croatia, Croatia
Year Turned Pro: 2001
Ivan Ljubičić is a retired Croatian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking was World No. 3. He achieved his best results in indoor tournaments played on carpet or hardcourt. Mostly a baseliner, he approached the net selectively. On his backhand, he used a slice or a drop-shot to great effect to draw a player or put him out of position. Ljubičić used the Head Youtek Extreme Pro Racquet, after using the Babolat Pure Drive for most of his professional career. Ljubičić served as the ATP Players' Council president and in 2008 became one of the few active players to serve on the ATP Board of Directors. Ljubičić and Mario Ančić are only the third doubles team ever to defeat Bob and Mike ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Year Turned Pro: 1998