Goran Ivanisevic made a one-time return to professional tennis after six and half years to promote the Zagreb Indoors tournament in his home country, but the outcome did not match home crowd expectations. Former Wimbledon champion Ivanisevic and his fellow countryman Croat Marin Cilic lost in the first round of the doubles competition at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors to Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay of Slovakia 6:7 (4), 4:6.
“Once is enough, I will never play matches like this one any more. This was my preparation for Senior Tour”, Ivanisevic said. “I am satisfied that I was able to play match like this one after so many years. Crowd was great, atmosphere was great and I really enjoyed.”, 39-years old Ivanisevic said.
Even Goran enjoyed this great play by Filip Polasek in the fifth game of the second set. You don’t see that every day!