Originally Posted by Mustard
Goran was in a dark place from the start of 2000 until the start of 2001 Wimbledon. That was Goran at his worst, playing awfully, in frequent sulks and having to retire from one match due to smashing all the racquets in his bag. The lowest point was at the 2001 Australian Open, where Goran flew for 22 hours, lost in the first qualifier, and then flew back another 22 hours.
If you don't believe me, just check Goran's results in that period. They are awful, to say the least.
Needless to say, he needed shoulder surgery for that entire period. He played Wimbledon 2001 while his shoulder was literally falling off, and he had to take painkillers before and after every match. And yet, he managed to average 30 aces a match during the entire tournament.