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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.[4] 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,[5] the 2001 Wimbledon Champion and a former No. 2 in singles, earning a nickname New Goran[6] and Baby Goran.[3]

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.[7][8] He was coached by Fredrik Rosengren from August 2005 - October 2008.[9]

Mario Ančić
220px-Ancic Toronto Masters 2008
Country Croatia
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1984-03-30) March 30, 1984 (age 28)Split,[1] SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 81 kg (180 lb; 12.8 st)
Turned pro 2001
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $4,024,686
Singles
Career record 208-135
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 7 (July 10, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2003, 2007)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon SF (2004)
US Open 2R (2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 65–39
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 47 (June 14, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open 3R (2004)
Wimbledon 1R (2003)
US Open QF (2003)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games Bronze Medal (2004