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Goran Prpić

Goran Prpić
File:Goran Prpic Davis Cup 06032011 1.jpg
Country 23x15px Yugoslavia
(1984-1991)
23x15px Croatia (from 1991)
Residence Zagreb, Croatia
Born (1964-05-04) 4 May 1964 (age 51)
Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
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Turned pro 1984
Retired 1996
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,303,639
Singles
Career record 125–120
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 16 (29 July 1991)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1991)
French Open QF (1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1991)
US Open 2R (1991)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 55–62
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 75 (29 July 1991)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 20px Bronze Medal (1992)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (1988, 1989)
Hopman Cup W (1991)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for 23x15px Croatia
Men's tennis
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles

Goran Prpić (born 4 May 1964) is a former professional tennis player from Croatia who also played for SFR Yugoslavia prior to 1991. He is currently a tennis coach.

Biography

Prpić 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, Prpić 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 best performance at a Grand Slam tournament was at the 1991 Australian Open, where he reached the quarter-finals. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 16 in 1991.

In 1990, Prpić 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, Prpić teamed-up with Goran Ivanišević to win the men's doubles Bronze Medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona for the newly independent nation of Croatia.

Prpić 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 23x15px Umag, Yugoslavia Clay 23x15px Goran Ivanišević 6–3, 4–6, 6–4

ATP Doubles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1. 6 August 1990 23x15px Sanremo, Italy Clay 23x15px Mihnea-Ion Năstase 23x15px Ola Jonsson
23x15px 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 23x15px World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay 23x15px Goran Ivanišević
23x15px Slobodan Živojinović
23x15px Jim Courier
23x15px Brad Gilbert
23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
2–1
2. 4 January 1991 23x15px Hopman Cup, Perth, Australia Hard 23x15px Monica Seles 23x15px Zina Garrison
23x15px David Wheaton
3–0

Exhibitions singles (1)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
1. January 1991 23x15px Kooyong, Australia Hard 23x15px Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–7(6–8), 6–3

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
23x15px Butch Walts
ATP Comeback Player of the Year
1989
Succeeded by
23x15px Thomas Muster