Mario Ancic

  • Date of birth: March 30, 1984
  • Birthplace: Split, Croatia
  • Residence: Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Height: 6'5'' (1.95 m)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (81 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed

Mario Ancic has won three singles titles and five doubles titles. His highest international ranking came during the 2006 ATP Tour, when he reached No. 7 in singles.

Apart from his success on the ATP Tour, Mario helped Croatia to win the 2005 Davis Cup and at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, he and Ivan Ljubicic won a bronze medal in doubles for Croatia.

During 2007 and 2008, minor injuries forced him to miss many major events, and his ranking dropped from No. 9 in January 2007 to No. 135 in January 2008. As of June 15, 2009, he is currently No. 37 in singles rankings.

Ancic plays an all-court game and is able to adapt his game to all surfaces, making him a difficult player to play regardless of the surface. Ancic also has a good serve and is capable of producing many aces in a match.

On grass and faster surfaces he serves-and-volleys but on slower courts he is more than able to rally from the back of the court. He prefers to serve-and-volley rather than play baseline rallies as there are better players with a more aggressive baseline attitude that can push through Ancic.