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  Sunday, 2 September, 2001, 22:01 GMT 23:01 UK
Wimbledon hero crashes out
Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic
No second Grand Slam for Goran
Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic tamely exited the US Open on Sunday as Spaniard Albert Costa beat the Croat 6-4 7-6 7-6.

The unpredictable 15th seed made 50 unforced errors as Costa coasted home in just over two hours.

His defeat was the latest in a line of shocks on Sunday with fifth seeds Monica Seles and Juan Carlos Ferrero also tumbling out of the US Open.


I had a lot of luck at Wimbledon but not here
Goran Ivanisevic

Seles. seeded seven, was dumped out of the tournament by the 37th-ranked Czech teenager Daja Bedanova 7-5 4-6 6-3

Men's fifth seed Ferrero is the biggest seed so far to be ejected from Flushing Meadows.

His fellow countryman Tommy Robredo, ranked 39, emerged triumphant from a thrilling five setter 7-6 (7/5) 4-6 6-4, 4-6 7-6 (7/1).

Delayed surgery

Costa had previously lost five times in the US Open first round, before he progressed to the second round last year.

He will now meet either top seed Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil or Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the fourth round.

Ivanisevic, who has been hampered by an injured left shoulder, rarely looked like beating Costa.

The Wimbledon champion has delayed surgery on his injured shoulder until the end of the year so he could play in the Grand Slams.

His Wimbledon victory was the Ivanisevic's first ever Grand Slam triumph after he had been given a wild card.

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"Ivanisevic was brought to a stunning halt"
Croatian Goran Ivanisevic
"I'm disappointed - nobody likes to lose"
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