Ivanisevic to undergo shoulder surgery

Yahoo! Sports: Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic to undergo shoulder surgery

"I wanted so much to play that opening match on Monday at Wimbledon on Centre Court and I am very disappointed," he said. "But I have no other choice.

"I'm also disappointed for my supporters and all those who were looking forward to seeing me defend my title in Wimbledon."

Bummer. Another story on this:

AP: Ivanisevic will miss Wimbledon due to shoulder surgery

Also, Pat Rafter will definitely NOT play Wimbledon this year.

AP: Rafter rejects comeback speculation for Wimbledon or Davis Cup

Therefore, there'll be two new finalists this year at Wimbledon. Should be exciting! But I'm very sad I won't see Goran defend his title.

Written on May 9, 2002