Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivica Ancic as the new Tournament Director for the 15th edition of AHTC.
Born in Spilt, Ivica was the Croatia national champion for under 12, 14 and 18 categories as well as the European champion for under 14 and 16.
He was a member of the Croatian nation teams for under 14, 16 and 18 and was no. 13 in the ITF world juniors ranking, he was also the world number 1 in the under 16 age group.
Ivica had participated in all 4 Grand Slams, finishing as a finalist of Australia Open at the age of 15 and Wimbledon when he was 16 and semi finalist in the US Open.
He was a member in the Croatian Davis Cup teams between 1996 and 1998 before he was forced to retire due to an injury at the age of 19.
He has joined the Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa last summer as Director of Recreation.