During the 2005 and 2006 seasons, the Croat reached three Masters finals (Madrid and Paris in 2005, Miami in 2006) and made the semifinals of the 2006 French Open—to date his best showing at a Slam. In May 2006, he reached a career-high ranking of No. 3. In total, Ivan Ljubicic has won 10 titles and reached 13 other finals. He won the 2004 Olympic bronze medal in doubles with Mario Ancic, and was part of Croatia’s Davis Cup-winning team in 2005. Ljubicic saw his ranking dip outside the Top 75 in early 2009 before rebounding to finish the year at No. 24. Relying on his potent serve and bold one-handed backhand, Ljubicic beat Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick in the final to claim the biggest title of his career at Indian Wells in March, 2010. He finished 2010 with a 5-4 record against Top 10 opponents. The veteran Croat was runner-up to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the 2011 Metz final. He was part of the ATP Player Council from 2002-08; from 2006-08 he served as president.
Ivan Ljubicic Tournament History
2010: Indian Wells
2007: 's-Hertogenbosch, Doha
2006: Vienna, Zagreb, Chennai
2005: Vienna, Metz (Indoor/Hard)
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