Goran Ivanisevic, a retired Croatian tennis player, was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport on Saturday.
The 49-year-old Ivanisevic, a former World No. 2, is the first Croatian tennis player to earn induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
“We are a small country with a huge heart. We never stop believing. I had a lot of ups and downs, and I never stopped believing,” Ivanisevic said, among other things, during the ceremony at which he was introduced by his idol, John McEnroe.
Apart from Ivanisevic, who won the Wimbledon in 2001, Conchita Martinez, the Original Nine and Dennis Van Der Meer (posthumously) were inducted at the ceremony on Saturday.