Ancic retires from tennis

Ancic retires from tennis

SPLIT, Croatia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Mario Ancic, who was ranked as high as seventh in the world, said Wednesday he was retiring from competitive tennis.
Cilic repeats at Zagreb Indoors champion

Cilic repeats at Zagreb Indoors champion

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic captured his fifth ATP singles championship Sunday, winning the Zagreb Indoors in Croatia for the second straight year.

Croatia beats Chile 3-0 at Davis Cup

POREC, Croatia, March 8 (UPI) -- Former champion Croatia advanced to the 2009 Davis Cup quarterfinals Saturday by building an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Chile at Porec, Croatia.

Cilic impressive in Davis Cup win

POREC, Croatia, March 6 (UPI) -- Marin Cilic piled up seven served breaks in a straight-set rout that gave Croatia a 2-0 lead in its best-of-five, first-round Davis Cup series against Chile.

Cilic wins all-Croatian tennis final

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marin Cilic won Sunday's final at the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament with a 6-3, 6-4 triumph against compatriot Mario Ancic.

Cilic, Ancic advance to Croatia final

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Marin Cilic and seventh-seeded Mario Ancic of Croatia advanced Saturday to the championship match of the Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.

Cilic, Ancic reach Zagreb semifinals

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Croatians Marin Cilic and Mario Ancic reached the semifinals Friday at the Zagreb Indoors, the first European event on the 2009 ATP Tour.

Karlovic, Ancic win; top-seed Andreev out

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Croatians Ivo Karlovic and Mario Ancic advanced while top-seeded Russian Igor Andreev was upset Tuesday at the Zagreb Indoors.
Volandri punished for asthma drug overuse

Volandri punished for asthma drug overuse

ROME, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The International Tennis Federation Friday banned Italian Filippo Volandri for three months for improper use of an asthma drug.

Illness knocks Ancic out of Stockholm Open

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Mario Ancic withdrew from the Stockholm Open after falling ill Friday and became the only one of the tournament's top four seeds to miss the semifinals.

Top seeds advance in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian and Mario Ancic, the top two seeds, reached the quarterfinals Thursday at the Stockholm Open.

Nelbandian, Anic advance at Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Top seeds David Nalbandian of Argentina and Mario Ancic of Croatia led Tuesday's first-round winners at the $980,000 Stockholm Open in Sweden.
Gulbis powers way through first round

Gulbis powers way through first round

METZ, France, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ernests Gulbis used his powerful serve in claiming a first-round upset win Monday at the $540,000 Open de Moselle tennis tournament in France.

Ancic to miss U.S. Open with illness

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A bout with mononucleosis will cause Croatia's Mario Ancic to miss the U.S. Open tennis tournament for the third straight year.
Federer, Nadal top Wimbledon's quarters

Federer, Nadal top Wimbledon's quarters

WIMBLEDON, England, July 1 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, striving for his sixth consecutive Wimbledon championship, takes on Mario Ancic in quarterfinals Wednesday of The Championships.
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Mario Ancic
Swiss Roger Federer serves to Croat Mario Ancic during their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, May 31, 2008. Federer won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)

Infobox last updated on: 16 February 2009.

Mario Ančić (born March 30, 1984) is a professional tennis player from Croatia. He has won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His highest international ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached No. 7 in singles. Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Mario helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubičić won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia.

As a teenager making his Grand Slam debut at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships, he defeated 7th-seeded Roger Federer. This win also made him the last player to defeat Federer at Wimbledon (until Rafael Nadal) and on grass courts; and during the years, he was known as the last man to beat Federer, until Nadal's victory over Federer in the 2008 Wimbledon Championships finals. His best performance at Grand Slams came at the 2004 Wimbledon Championships, when he reached the semifinals. Due to his success at Wimbledon and grass courts, many saw in Mario a successor of Goran Ivanišević, the 2001 Wimbledon Champion and a former No. 2 in singles, earning a nickname New Goran and Baby Goran.

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