Aside from LeSean McCoy and Osi Umenyiora, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Sean Avery and Dion Phaneuf, there just aren't that many wars of words lately in the sports world. Rarely does trash talking happen in tennis. But one of the juiciest fueds was at the 1998 U.S. Open between Mark Woodforde and Goran Ivanisevic. Ivanisevic beat Woody 63 64 64 and after the match at their press conferences, bitter words were spoken.Woodforde ignited the firestorm when he told the tennis media in his conference room that the big Croat "had a serve and not much else." And that he "wouldn't pay" to watch Goran play tennis.Goran responded sharply. "I don't know, he doesn't like me too much. He wanted to hit me today with the ball. Actually he hit me and he didn't say sorry. But he once said he is better player than me but I don't see how, the way he is, the way his game is, man, it is very tough to watch. I think it is time for him to retire in singles. In doubles he is still good because he can still cover half the court. But he looks very poor at the court. Pretty old, can't move, with that shitty backhand you can't beat anybody. If I have a son, just show Woodforde picture - you can't play tennis like him."When asked what caused the rift between Ivanisevic and the veteran Australian, Goran replied, "I don't have nothing against him but he always talks how bad I am but you cannot be bad and be second in the world and top 10 for six years. And at least he hit me on purpose, I was at the net. He had straight forehand to me. He had a smash. I turned my back and he hit me. I don't know, somewhere he hit me, he didn't say sorry. So he hates me. But then I hit an ace after that and it kills him. I see on his face. Those guys are poor, they can't do anything and then they hit you. It is a poor thing."This match at the U.S. Open was the eighth meeting between the two rivals. Though Goran won the overall head to head 6-4, Woodforde won the last two meetings after this U.S. Open match - beating Goran 64 76 in Singapore later in 1998 and also 76 46 61 in Scottsdale in 1999.Overall, Goran had the superior career, with a 599-333 singles match record, with 22 titles and over $19 million in prize money. Woodforde posted a 319-312 record with four singles titles and over $8 million in prize money. Woodforde was elected to the Hall of Fame in Newport for his outstanding doubles career, primarily with countryman Tood Woodbridge.