OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Ivanisevic hits back for medal

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The Independent Online
DO NOT tell Goran Ivanisevic that the Olympic tennis title is not a genuine gold medal. The Wimbledon finalist is working harder for it than anyone has ever done for one of the Grand Slam titles.

The Croatian fourth seed - the only one of the world's top 24 left in the men's singles - became the first man in the Open era to complete four consecutive five-set wins when he reached the semi-final.

Ivanisevic had to come from two sets down - and survive two match points - to beat the Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, and finally won 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 8-6 after four hours 25 minutes.