By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The big serving Croatian retired from the professional circuit in 2004 but is still remembered fondly by fans for his ability with the tennis racket just as much as for his penchant for explosive on-court meltdowns.
When asked to recollect his most embarrassing moment on court, Ivanisevic's immediate thoughts turned to a second round incident in a tournament in Brighton against Hyung-Taik Lee where he had to forfeit the match for breaking all of his tennis rackets.
"I remember it well - it was at Brighton in 2000. I was playing really badly, I was about to have a nervous breakdown and I'd smashed all my racquets," he said on the French Open website.
"Like an idiot, I ended up having to abandon the match."
He confirmed that his frequent abuse of tennis rackets was something he thinks was his worst habit on court.
"Throwing too many racquets, having too many tantrums, smashing too many racquets. But that's the way I am. I don't want to change who I am or how I do things. I can't."
In typically outspoken fashion, Ivanisevic also revealed that he never needed to make up an excuse for missing practice during his playing career.
"Actually, when I didn't want to go I just said 'enough!' and stayed at home. It was as simple as that, I didn't need to make up a story. I told my staff. They asked me why, and I just said 'Because I don't want to' (laughs)," he said.
Ivanisevic became the lowest ever seed (129) to win Wimbledon when he upset the odds to win the title in 2001.
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