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Ljubicic to meet Koubek in Zagreb final

Feb. 4, 2006 at 7:06 PM   |   Comments

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic beat Novak Djokovic, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4, Saturday in the semifinals of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.

Ljubicic, ranked fifth in the world, will face Stefan Koubek in Sunday's final. Koubek was a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, winner over Tim Henman.

The 26-year-old Ljubicic improved his 2006 record to 13-1. He will be after his fifth career singles crown in the championship match.

Koubek, who has won three career titles, is 3-2 all-time against Ljubicic. The two last met at a tournament in Basel, Switzerland, in 2004, with Koubek winning in three sets.

The winner will pocket $53,335.

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