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Goran Prpi?
Goran Prpic Davis Cup 06032011 1.jpg
Country (sports) Yugoslavia
(1984-1991)
 Croatia (1991-present)
ResidenceZagreb, Croatia
Born (1964-05-04) 4 May 1964 (age 55)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1996
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,303,639
Singles
Career record125-120
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 16 (29 July 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French OpenQF (1993)
Wimbledon2R (1991)
US Open2R (1991)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1992)
Doubles
Career record55-62
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 75 (29 July 1991)
Other doubles tournaments
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (1988, 1989)
Hopman CupW (1991)

Goran Prpi? (born 4 May 1964) is a Croatian former professional tennis player and current tennis coach, who played for SFR Yugoslavia and Croatia.

Biography

Prpi? was born in Zagreb, at the time in SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. He turned professional in 1984. His career was nearly ended by a serious knee injury in February 1986.[1] After a surgery, Prpi? spent two years recovering before returning to the Tour.[1] For the rest of his playing career, he wore a custom-made knee brace.[1]

During his career, he won one top-level singles title (at Umag in 1990) and one doubles title (San Remo in 1990). His joint best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 1991 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. He also reached the quarter-finals of the 1993 French Open. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 16 in 1991.

In 1990, Prpi? was a member of the team from Yugoslavia which won the World Team Cup. In 1991, he teamed-up with Monica Seles to help Yugoslavia win the Hopman Cup. A year later in 1992, Prpi? teamed-up with Goran Ivani?evi? to win the men's doubles Bronze Medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona for the newly independent nation of Croatia.

Prpi? retired from the professional tour in 1996.

In 2000 he became the coach the Croatian women's national tennis team, and in 2006 he also took over coaching of the men's national tennis team.[2][3] He resigned from both positions in November 2011.[4]

Titles

ATP Singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. 14 May 1990 Umag, Yugoslavia Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi? 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

ATP Doubles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1. 6 August 1990 Sanremo, Italy Clay Romania Mihnea-Ion N?stase Sweden Ola Jonsson
Sweden Fredrik Nilsson
3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Team events (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner/Team Opponents in final Score in final
1. 27 May 1990 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi?
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan ?ivojinovi?
United States Jim Courier
United States Brad Gilbert
United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2-1
2. 4 January 1991 Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles United States Zina Garrison
United States David Wheaton
3-0

Exhibitions singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. January 1991 Kooyong, Australia Hard Australia Richard Fromberg 6-4, 6-7(6-8), 6-3

References

  1. ^ a b c "Pobijediti ozljede zna?i uspjeti" (PDF). Vjesnik (in Croatian). March 21, 2004. Retrieved .[dead link]
  2. ^ http://www.vjesnik.hr/html/2000/11/24/Clanak.asp?r=spo&c=10[permanent dead link](in Croatian)
  3. ^ http://www.monitor.hr/vijesti/goran-prpic-novi-izbornik-hrvatske-davis-cup-reprezentacije/55681/ (in Croatian)
  4. ^ "Prpi? podnio ostavku, Goran Ivani?evi? mogu?i nasljednik" [Prpi? resigns, Goran Ivani?evi? a possible successor]. Vjesnik (in Croatian). 16 November 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 2011.

External links

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
United States Butch Walts
ATP Comeback Player of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
Austria Thomas Muster

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