I'm confused Is that Goran???

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  1. Frodo Baggins

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    Hello:I'm lost... could someone tell me if goran was retired or is retired?? I thought he was already retired from tennis an this was his comeback from retirment?? So which is it ?? :? :roll:
     
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  2. pound cat

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    He's been playing in tournaments as much as he can all year, but has won once until to-day when the good Goran came out to play. He thrives at Wimbledon, and to-days win, with his dad watching was terrific and he played like a Wimbleodn champion. OK Goran, 2 more matches and you'll makeyour 600 lifetime wins
     
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  3. kreative

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    vamos goran!
     
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  4. Bhagi Katbamna

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    It was Goran, the original Safin.
     
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  5. jings

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    I thought for a minute this was a reference to Bogdanovic, who's service action is remarkably similar to Goran's. The good Goran is probably best described as semi-retired at the moment. Injury has meant his play has been fitfull and he's been holding out just to get back to Wimbledon, still as defending champion in his eyes. My understanding is that once Goran exits, assuming he does of course, that he will then retire.
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    Goran should retire 5 times, just to be sure he leaves no one on the court inside of him. Ever wondered who showed up at his dubbles matches? Bet his partners wondered too.
     
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  7. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Goran has even admitted that he will retire after this event.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Which Goran????????????????????????
     
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  9. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    IVANISEVIC!!!!

    Notice he's wearing Wimbledon clothes too. That's awesome.
     
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  10. Max G.

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    Of course it's Goran Ivanisevic.

    The question, naturally... WHICH Goran Ivanisevic?
     
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  12. tykrum

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    God, I love Goran. By far my favorite pro tennis match of all time is the 2001 Wimby final. Out of anyone in the draw, there is not one person I would be more happy to see winning than Goran. Actually my dream final would be Federer v. Ivanisevic, with the bad Goran losing the first two sets and the good Goran storming back to win the last three.
     
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  13. Bhagi Katbamna

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    If Goran lost the first 2 sets I would look for a quick exit in the 3. Punctuated by Goran talking to himself in his native language. I hope he does well but it is going to be hard for him. I think he meets Hewitt if he wins his next match.
     
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  14. K!ck5w3rvE

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    Of course it was. They don't need name tags anymore do they? Where have you been the last few months?
     
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    and it's still Goran.! He won his 600th lifetime match to-day, threw his racket in thw air & it fell on a steward's shoulder, threw his shirt into the stands, and played a great match. The commentator said "he is defending his title" 2 Champions play v each other next...will be very exciting. Way to go goran.

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  16. AndyC

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    And he's still at it (winning that is!) :). Goran has always been one of my enduring memories at Wimbledon. Through the long sabbatical I took from the game (from 18-32) Wimbledon was perhaps the only tournament I watched. I still remember the finals he lost to Agassi when I felt surely his day would come. But who would have reckoned with Sampras dominating through the 90s.

    And then of course there was the millenium celebrations at Wimbledon where Goran was introduced as the three times runnerup. It seemed like his best years were passed and he was plagued by injury. I remember thinking it was a pity he never won one.

    Then of course came 2001 and that miracle from above :). And even if he retired then the memories from those championships would loom large in my mind forever. But now, here he is creating new and wonderful moments for me :). As Eleanor Preston wrote for the Guardian (UK newspaper): It was all a reminder of how much tennis has missed Ivanisevic, and how big a hole the 32-year-old will leave. He has always understood how little it takes to get an ever-willing Wimbledon crowd to love you and how big the benefits are when they do.

    Go for it Goran and make this another championship to remember.
     
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