) (born March 30, 1984) is a retired Croatian professional tennis player.He won three singles titles and five doubles titles.His older brother Ivica and younger sister Sanja were also professional tennis players. 378 in 1997, while Sanja, was a world top-10 junior in 2005 and achieved a ranking of no. From 2002 to 2008, Mario was a law student at the University of Split; he graduated from its law school on April 14, 2008, with a thesis entitled "ATP Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow", describing the legal foundation and organization of the ATP Tour.but he announced he would freeze his residency for some time due to his tennis career.2 in singles, earning a nickname New Goran and Baby Goran.Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! He has won three singles titles and five doubles titles.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.
As a teenager making his Grand Slam debut at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated seventh-seeded Roger Federer.Due to his success at Wimbledon and grass courts, many saw in Mario a successor of Goran Ivanišević, Mario was born in Split to Stipe and Nilda Ančić.His father owns a supermarket chain, and his mother is a financial adviser.Ivan Ljubicic, who Ancic partnered in 2004 to earn the Olympic bronze medal in doubles, expressed his sympathy for his compatriot. I mean, that's the worst way for a sportsman to finish the career," Ljubicic told reporters after being forced to quit in his first-round match in the Dubai Championships with an injury. Other highlights in a professional career spanning 10 years, include becoming the first teenager to win his Wimbledon debut [in 2002] on Centre Court since Bjorn Borg in 1973 and reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals in 20.Welcome to the new matchstat.com, with pro tennis stats, information and a network of likeminded tennis fans.