Player Profiles

(14) Ivan Ljubicic

  • DOB: 19/03/1979
  • Nationality: CRO
  • Became Pro: 1998
  • Height: 1.93
Ljubicic - winner in Indian Wells.

Player Profile

The former world number three is surging back up the rankings having fallen out of the game's elite.

From his 2006 high, the big-serving Croat slumped as low as 76 last season before starting his fightback.

On the slick surfaces which favour his game, Ljubicic enjoyed a successful second half of 2009 and carried that form into this season.

What followed in March was arguably the greatest moment of his career - Masters 1000 success in Indian Wells where he beat Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick.

Sadly for 'Lubo' he suffered an abdominal muscle tear in the build-up to Roland Garros, putting his participation in doubt.

Even if he does show, a poor claycourt record (a 2006 semi-final here aside) suggests he'll struggle to compete with the best.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

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