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Goran Ivanišević

Goran Ivanišević is a Croatian former professional tennis player and current tennis coach. He is the only person to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard, he achieved this in 2001, having been runner-up at the championships in 1992, 1994 and 1998. Before the 2001 tournament, he was ranked 125th, he moved part-time to Bathurst, NSW, Australia and after his victory he was 16th. His career-high singles ranking was world No. 2 in 1994. He coached Marin Čilić from September 2013 to July 2016, leading Čilić to his biggest achievement to date, the 2014 US Open title. Goran is the son of Gorana, he turned professional in 1988 and that year, with Rüdiger Haas, won his first career doubles title in Frankfurt. Although he focused on his singles career, he had some success in doubles, winning nine titles and reaching a career-high ranking of 20. In 1989, as a qualifier he made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Ivanišević made his first significant impact on the tour in 1990, knocking Boris Becker out of the first round of the French Open men's singles.

He was with Petr Korda, the runner-up in the French Open men's doubles. At that year's Wimbledon, Ivanišević reached the semifinals. Ivanišević won his first tour singles title in 1990 at Stuttgart and helped Yugoslavia win the World Team Cup, he played in eight ties for Yugoslavia in the Davis Cup before quitting the team after the Croatian declaration of independence in 1991. Yugoslavia lost its subsequent tie against France 5–0. Ivanišević became known on the tour for his strong, attacking style of play and for an powerful serve. For several years, he had more aces than anyone else on the tour, he was known for occasional on-court temper tantrums—usually directed towards himself—and the volatility of the standard of his play. Ivanišević received death threats at the 1992 Australian Men's Hardcourt Championships, he went on to win the tournament. In 1992, Ivanišević surged his way into his first Wimbledon singles final, having defeated Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Pete Sampras in succession. Ivanišević's 6–7, 7–6, 6–4, 6–2 semifinal victory over Sampras was impressive, with Ivanišević serving 36 aces and not facing a break point in the entire match.

In the final, Ivanišević faced Andre Agassi and was favored to win. Agassi won 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, 1–6, 6–4. In the fifth set, Ivanišević failed to convert it. In the final game of the match, Ivanišević served 2 double faults to start the game though he had only served 5 double faults in the entire match before that. Ivanišević's ace count for the tournament was the highest in Wimbledon history at the time, until Ivanišević beat his own record in 2001 with 213 aces. Ivanišević served 37 aces in the 1992 Wimbledon final against Agassi, while Agassi had 37 aces in the entire tournament, it was a tough loss. That summer at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Ivanišević won bronze medals in both singles and doubles representing Croatia, a state that had only declared independence. In order to earn his single bronze medal, he won 4 consecutive 5-sets matches, a unique feat in the open era, he won four singles titles that year. Ivanišević reached the Wimbledon final for the second time in 1994, where he was defeated by defending-champion Pete Sampras 7–6, 7–6, 6–0.

Ivanišević reached his career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 in July that year. In 1995, Ivanišević won the Grand Slam Cup, beating Todd Martin in the final 7–6, 6–3, 6–4. At Wimbledon, Ivanišević lost in the semifinals to Sampras 6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 3–6. In 1996, Ivanišević won a career-best five singles titles in a calendar year, he reached the Grand Slam Cup final again. Ivanišević teamed with Iva Majoli to win the 1996 Hopman Cup for Croatia; that year Ivanišević defeated Stefan Edberg to reach the semifinals of the U. S. Open, his first Grand Slam semifinal away from Wimbledon. In the semifinals, Ivanišević fell again in four sets. S. Open championship. In April 1997, Ivanišević became the only player to defeat the "king of clay", Thomas Muster, in a Davis Cup singles match on clay. Ivanišević defeated Muster, 6–7, 7–5, 6–7, 6–2, 7–5, despite Muster having won 112 of his previous 117 matches on clay going into the match. During 1997, Ivanišević got back up to his career high ranking of world No.

2, although his ranking fell down to No. 15 by the end of the year. In 1998, Ivanišević reached his third Wimbledon final. Ivanišević started the match well, but failed to take set points which would have given him a 2 set lead, Ivanišević lost to Sampras in five sets, 7–6, 6–7, 4–6, 6–3, 2–6. Ivanišević finished runner-up in the French Open men's doubles in 1999. However, for much of 1999, 2000, 2001, he struggled with a shoulder injury and his performance and world ranking began to slide steadily. By the summer of 2001, Ivanišević was ranked the world No. 125. This was not sufficient to earn him an automatic place in the main draw at Wimbledon but, given his past record as a three-time runner-up, he was awarded a wildcard for entry into the singles draw, he defeated former and future wor

Salesi Manu

Salesi Manu is an Australian rugby union footballer who plays as a prop. He plays for Brisbane City in the National Rugby Championship and Bond University in the Queensland Premiership, he has played for Super Rugby team the Western Force, Italian club Benetton Treviso, Japanese club Honda Heat. Manu was a member of the Australia under 20 team that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship, he made 8 appearances. In the second half of the year he played for North Harbour in New Zealand's domestic ITM Cup competition. Manu was a member of the Western Force extended player group for the 2013 Super Rugby season before signing with Benetton Treviso for the 2014–15 season. Salesi Manu itsrugby.co.uk Player Statistics

Independent Liberals (UK, 1931)

At the 1931 general election, a small group of official Liberal candidates led by former Liberal Party leader, David Lloyd George, related to him, stood on a platform of opposition to the National Government and were sometimes referred to as Independent Liberals. Although party leader, Lloyd George had been absent from the negotiations which led up to the formation of the National Government due to having undergone a serious operation from which he was recuperating, although he had been consulted daily. Acting Liberal Party leader Sir Herbert Samuel had endorsed the government and accepted office as Home Secretary. A Liberal party grandee Marquess of Reading, who became Foreign Secretary, stated at public meetings that Lloyd George was "in full accord" with what the party had done. On 20 September Lloyd George was well enough to issue a statement which declared that the nation would pull through, that "a faction fight among ourselves at this juncture would be unpatriotic lunacy". Within a few days, events caused Lloyd George's attitude to shift dramatically.

The immediate cause was the prospect of an early general election, to which Lloyd George was violently opposed: he believed that the Government would put forward the Conservative Party's policy of tariffs, countering the Liberal Party's firm commitment to free trade. The Liberal Party opposed an early election when the prospect was raised at the end of September, but the Liberal'shadow cabinet' under Samuel approved a memorandum which allowed an investigation of a special tariff. Leading Liberals, Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, visited Lloyd George at his home at Churt to try to come to an agreement, but found that he became more confrontational: to MacDonald, Lloyd George said that if an election were held, he would fight as a supporter of free trade and demand a definite statement of the Government's policy on the issue. Faced with Lloyd George's intractability, the Cabinet decided to call an election anyway. Liberal ministers accepted this decision; when the election was announced, Lloyd George did as he had indicated and issued a semi-official statement through the Press Association which denounced the Liberal ministers who had "commit themselves to the consideration of a tariff policy" as having engaged in "a gross betrayal alike of the interest of the country and of the party to which they profess allegiance".

Ominously the statement concluded by encouraging all candidates who were elected in support of free trade to "provide... the nucleus of a new progressive party". Lloyd George still controlled a political fund which he had set up while the party was divided between him and H. H. Asquith, declined to release it to support Liberal candidates who endorsed the National Government. Two Liberal MPs allied to Lloyd George who opposed the calling of an election, his son Gwilym and Frank Owen, resigned from the Government. At the election, six Liberal candidates formally declared their opposition to the National Government. Five had sat in the previous parliament, with the addition of journalist and novelist Edgar Wallace making his first appearance as a parliamentary candidate for any party. In addition, in Halifax Frank Sykes stood as an unofficial, anti-National Government, Liberal candidate after the local Liberal Association decided not to nominate its own candidate. In the new Parliament, the group of Independent Liberal MPs rejected attempts to reunify all the Liberals under a single party whip and opposed the National Government.

In the House of Commons Lloyd George sat on the opposition Front Bench in the corner seat next to the gangway, rather than with the rest of the Independent Liberals. Lloyd George continued to occupy this seat until the end of his Commons career, he was elevated to the House of Lords as Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor in early 1945 but died before taking his seat in the Upper House. The mainstream Liberal Party meanwhile experienced difficulties with its relations with the National Government, dominated by Conservatives who supported tariffs. On 22 January 1932 the Cabinet announced an "agreement to differ", suspending Cabinet collective responsibility so that the four members of the Cabinet who supported free trade should be "at liberty to express their views by speech and vote"; when the Cabinet endorsed the conclusion of the Ottawa Conference, favouring protective tariffs, all Liberal ministers together with Viscount Snowden resigned but the Liberals continued to support the National Government on all other policies.

In February 1932, Harry Nathan the Liberal MP for Bethnal Green North East crossed the floor from the Liberal government benches to sit with the Lloyd George Liberal group, in opposition to the National government. He resigned the Liberal Whip in February 1933 to formally sit as an Independent Liberal but a year joined the Labour Party. In the East Fife by-election of February 1933, the local Conservatives supported the Liberal National candidate. David Keir was nominated as an unofficial Liberal candidate in support of free trade and against the National Government. At a by-election in Ashford the following month, the official Liberal candidate Rev Roderick Kedward declared that he was fighting as an Independent Liberal and would oppose the National Government if elected (which he w