Ivanisevic too expensive for Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP)
Croatia's tennis federation has ruled out Goran Ivanisevic as the next captain of its Davis Cup team because of his financial demands.
The federation said Friday the former Wimbledon champion has asked for ?100,000 ($130,600) for a one-year contract which ''despite his authority and professionalism'' was deemed too expensive.
It said, however, Ivanisevic will lead Croatia against Japan on a one-time unpaid basis in the Davis Cup first round series against Japan on Feb. 10-12.
Goran Prpic unexpectedly resigned as the captain of the country's Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams last month.
Also on Friday, Croatian tennis officials named former French Open champion Iva Majoli as their Fed Cup captain.