"Goran Ivanisevic was arguably crazier than I was on the court" says John McEnroe
Legendary John McEnroe congratulated Goran on his Hall of Fame induction and reflected a bit on Ivanisevic as a player.
Speaking to the ATP website he said:
“I love Goran Ivanisevic, and I am absolutely thrilled to induct someone into the Hall of Fame who is arguably crazier on the court than I was. But here’s the truth: He’s been great for the sport of tennis, certainly has personality."
McEnroe was a fan of Ivanisevic during his playing days simply because McEnroe enjoyed the unpredictable nature of Ivanisevic on the court. Speaking on that he said:
“He always had me on the edge of my seat because I never knew what was going to happen next, and I’m not sure he did either. But his unpredictability was also partly why we loved him."
Ivanisevic's biggest achievement was at Wimbledon when he won the event as a wild card entry which is something that has not been done since. On that Ivanisevic said:
“I would like to thank the Wimbledon committee for giving me a wild card. I don’t know if they did a good job or not, or if they now regret it. But thank you guys, because if you didn’t give me a wild card, I wouldn’t be standing here. I think it was a good decision”.