Goran Ivanisevic

"I had my bags packed, I was waiting" - Goran Ivanisevic, coach of Novak Djokovic, on the apprehensive period before the Serbian's US Open ban

Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic recently reflected on the Serb’s turbulent 2022 season after his historic sixth ATP Finals win. The 21-time Grand Slam champion ended the season with a magnificent victory at the ATP Finals, however, his year had no shortage of drama. Djokovic’s unvaccinated status saw him being deported from Down Under during the 2022 Australian Open. He further faced a ban from all North American tournaments, including the US Open.
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Goran Ivanisevic reveals Novak Djokovic's most 'underestimated' weapon

Novak Djokovic has a very ‘underestimated’ serve, according to coach Goran Ivanisevic, particularly when he needs it the most. Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 to win a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals on Sunday to cap off an incredibly dominant tournament for the Serbian. Ruud could not even...
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"I'm more optimistic about me winning Umag than them letting Djokovic go to US Open" - says Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanisevic was asked about Djokovic playing at the US Open and the Croatian stated the obvious in a typically funny way. As of right now, Novak Djokovic can't and won't play at the US Open due to the country's ban on unvaccinated foreigners entering it. Djokovic said at Wimbledon that he would not be getting vaccinated and by doing that he pretty much closed the only realistically viable way for him to play.

Goran Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic Wimbledon win: ‘For me, it was heroic’

Goran Ivanisevic has described Novak Djokovic as ‘heroic’ for the way he bounced back from his Australian Open deportation to win Wimbledon. Djokovic was sensationally ordered to leave Australia on the eve of the Australian Open in January over a vaccination row. Ivanisevic was with him in Melbourne...

“Novak is a genius, because it takes so little for him to be back on his highest level” – Exclusive interview with Goran Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic is at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since New York last year. After everything that has happened in the last few months, it seems that even more time has passed. This time in Paris, Djokovic is accompanied by his coach Goran Ivanisevic, physiotherapist Ulises Badio, fitness coach Marco Panichi and his agents Edoardo Artaldi and Elena Capellaro.

"Djokovic is not the favourite, Nadal is" says Goran Ivanisevic about Roland Garros

Djokovic's coach Goran Ivanisevic insists that Rafael Nadal is the favourite to win Roland Garros and not Novak Djokovic. Djokovic leads the head to head series against Nadal 30-28 and was victorious in their last meeting which came in the 2021 French Open semi-final. Despite that and despite the bookies singling out Djokovics as the top favourite, Ivanisevic disagrees. He explained in an interview with L'Equipe:

"Djokovic will be ready for the French Open" says coach Goran Ivanisevic

During this week’s Monte Carlo Masters, UbiTennis sat down with 50-year-old Ivanisevic to discuss his own experiences in the sport and the current state of Djokovic’s form. We bring you some of the best quotes from that interview. Asked about Djokovic and his recent form, Ivanisevic said:. "He...

November 7, 1993: The day the Paris crowd booed Goran Ivanisevic for serving too well

On November 7, 1993, Goran Ivanisevic defeated Andrei Medvedev in the final of the Paris Indoor Open (6-4, 6-2, 7-6), firing no fewer than 27 aces and 32 service winners. The Croat served so well that the crowd eventually began to boo his aces, considering that he was killing the show. The public’s attitude on that day was one of the key events that led the ATP officials to slow down the game in the following years.