Mario Ančić (Croatian pronunciation: [mâːrio âːntʃitɕ]) (born March 30, 1984) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached World No. 7. Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Mario helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubičić won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia.
As a teenager making his Grand Slam debut at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated seventh-seeded Roger Federer. This win also made him the last player to defeat Federer at Wimbledon (until Rafael Nadal in 2008) and on grass courts. His best performance at Grand Slams came at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, when he reached the semifinals. Due to his success at Wimbledon and grass courts, many saw in Mario a successor of Goran Ivanišević, the 2001 Wimbledon Champion and a former No. 2 in singles, earning a nickname New Goran and Baby Goran.
During 2007 and 2008, mononucleosis and minor injuries forced him to miss many major events, and his ranking dropped from No. 9 in January 2007 to No. 135 in January 2008. He was coached by Fredrik Rosengren from August 2005 - October 2008.
|Residence||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born||(1984-03-30) March 30, 1984 (age 28)Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||81 kg (180 lb; 12.8 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career prize money||$4,024,686|
|Highest ranking||No. 7 (July 10, 2006)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2003, 2007)|
|French Open||QF (2006)|
|US Open||2R (2005)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2004)|
|Highest ranking||No. 47 (June 14, 2004)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2004)|
|French Open||3R (2004)|
|US Open||QF (2003)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||Bronze Medal (2004|