My investments sunk like Titanic says 'ruined' Ivanisevic
ZAGREB - AFP | 6/10/2005 12:00:00 AM |
Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic complained that the investments he has made in construction business in his homeland Croatia financially ruined him."Unfortunately, my
Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic complained that the investments he has made in construction business in his homeland Croatia financially ruined him.
"Unfortunately, my investments sunk like Titanic," Ivanisevic, who retired after his All England Club swansong last year, told the Globus weekly.
"From the beginning everything went wrong. Every single investment that I have made in Croatia has failed," the 33-year-old added.
"I don't belong to any party, any lobby ... I did not bribe anyone and in construction business you cannot build a dog house without bribing someone."
"It's my fault of entering a business where there is no honesty. Those people ate me like sharks," stressed Ivanisevic who has been investing in construction business in Croatia since 1998.
However, Ivanisevic, who earned $19.8 million dollars in carrier prize money emphasized that thanks to tournaments that he is still playing he would not go bankrupt.
"I am playing Senior Tour and I can earn very well, so I will never face bankruptcy."
Ivanisevic is to play next week in a tennis tournament in Croatia, hosting former tennis stars.
The four-day tournament, opening on June 15 in the northern coastal town of Novi Vinodolski, is also to host Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Thomas Muster.