This week Dodig is the top-ranked Croat in singles and doubles
No disrespect to Dodig as I'm a big fan, but it's a bad sign that the top-ranked Croat is at #34.
When was the last time the best Croat was ranked that low? It must have been many, many years ago...
That is not the fact cause Cilic was #11 before ban. Don't forget Mario would be top 10 if he stayed healthy. In normal circumstances we would have two top 10 players. Where would Swizerland be without Federer and Wawrinka? Evene one (tennis) big Spain without Nadal and Ferrer?
One important thing is there is no croatian school of tennis and than we can say "fuck, we don't produce tennis players anymore". All of that are private "manufactures" and we will always have good players. I think we will have bright future like anytime before in our 3 top prospects. All of them will be top 10 in same period (both ATP&WTA), and that wasn't happend before.
I think we will have alot of great sportmen in years to come cause that kids didn't live and train in war-time.