(Reuters) – Big-serving left-hander Goran Ivanisevic, a former Wimbledon champion who won two Olympic bronze medals, headlined the list of four candidates up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Spanish great Conchita Martinez, twice French Open winner Sergi Bruguera and doubles specialist Jonas Bjorkman were the other nominations announced on Wednesday.
Ivanisevic - Style - Play - Wildcard - Year
Ivanisevic, who was known for his serve-and-volley style of play, was ranked 125th in 2001 when he was given a wildcard into that year’s Wimbledon.
The towering Croat made the most of his opportunity as he went on to knock out three players who were former or future world number ones before he beat Australia’s Pat Rafter in a five-set battle in the final.
Ivanisevic - Player - Wimbledon - Male - Player
Ivanisevic, who remains the lowest-ranked player to win Wimbledon and the only male player to win a Grand Slam singles title as a wildcard, also collected a singles...
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