Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic with his father Srdjan (R) watch a practice session ahead of a Davis Cup final in Bratislava December 1, 2005. Croatia faces Slovakia in the Davis Cup finals. REUTERS/Nikola Solic
Croatia Davis Cup players (L-R) Ivan Ljubicic, Mario Ancic, Goran Ivanisevic, Ivo Karlovic and team captain Nikola Pilic pose for a picture in front the Davis Cup trophy after a news conference at Bratislava Castle, December 1, 2005. Croatia faces Slovakia in the Davis Cup finals. REUTERS/Petr Josek
Goran looks so small next to the others! But when I stood next to him, I felt small...
Croatia's tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic speaks during a news conference after the draw for the Davis cup finals, in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. Slovakia and Croatia, both first-time finalists, will play their matches on Dec. 2 to 4, 2005.
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Goran Ivanisevic takes part in a training session in Sibamac Arena. Eighteen months after donning his beloved Croatian football shirt and waving goodbye to the Wimbledon centre court, Ivanisevic is poised to write a final chapter in his colourful tennis odyssey having earned a surprise recall to the Croatian squad in an effort to help his infant nation win a first ever Davis Cup when they meet Slovakia in the final.