I'm broke, says Ivanisevic

By Time of article published Jun 8, 2005

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Zagreb - Former Wimbledon champion and tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic has admitted in an interview published on Wednesday that he is facing bankruptcy after all his investments in his native Croatia failed.

"Every thing in which I invested money in Croatia went wrong," Ivanisevic told the Globus weekly, adding that it was partly due to the corruption in the country.

In the past seven years, Ivanisevic, who won Wimbledon in 2001, has invested money in construction businesses in Croatia, but apparently lost a lot of money.

"I don't belong to any (political) party, I'm not in any lobby or pressure group. I have not bribed anyone, and in construction business in Croatia, you cannot even build a house for a dog if don't give bribes", the 34-year-old told Globus.

He also said the only way to avoid bankruptcy is to continue to play tennis on Senior tour. - Sapa-dpa

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