Croatian whose height of 6 feet 10 inches made him one of history's tallest professional tennis players; his height also helped him serve at record speeds.
He burst onto the scene in 2003 when he defeated
He considered basketball to be one of his favorite hobbies; his shoe size clocked in at a 16.
He married his wife, Alsi, in March of 2005; six years later, they welcomed their first child.
His fast serve was compared to the fast serve of the great Andy Roddick.