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Cilic bounces Haas for fourth Zagreb Indoors title

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Defending champion Marin Cilic won his fourth overall Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament title Sunday, dismissing Tommy Haas in straight sets in the final.
Ljubicic to retire from tennis

Ljubicic to retire from tennis

ZAGREB, Croatia, March 8 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic, who won 10 ATP tournaments and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the world, announced Thursday he will retire from competitive tennis this year.
Tsonga through to Marseille semis

Tsonga through to Marseille semis

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Straight-set wins Friday by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Juan Marin del Potro set up a semifinal pairing for the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
World No. 388 Olivetti posts Open 13 upset

World No. 388 Olivetti posts Open 13 upset

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Qualifier Albano Olivetti posted a three-set, second-round upset Thursday of second-seeded Mardy Fish at the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Tsonga, Tipsarevic advance in Marseille

Tsonga, Tipsarevic advance in Marseille

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 3-seed Janko Tipsarevic posted second-round wins Wednesday at the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Ljubicic advances in Marseille

Ljubicic advances in Marseille

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Ivan Ljubicic didn't lose his serve Monday in a three-set win in first-round action of the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Berrer beats top seed in Zagreb

Berrer beats top seed in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Michael Berrer ousted top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets Wednesday at the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament.
Ljubicic survives Zagreb first round

Ljubicic survives Zagreb first round

ZAGREB, Croatia, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Ivan Ljubicic was pushed to three sets Monday in first-round play of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors tennis tournament in Croatia.
Nadal, Federer among winners in Australia

Nadal, Federer among winners in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer each had decisive straight-set wins Monday during opening-day play at the Australian Open.
Tsonga claims quarterfinal slot in Beijing

Tsonga claims quarterfinal slot in Beijing

BEIJING, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- No. 1-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ousted China's Zhang Ze in straight sets Thursday during second-round play at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Berdych earns quarterfinal slot in Beijing

Berdych earns quarterfinal slot in Beijing

BEIJING, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- No. 3-seeded Thomas Berdych dropped only two games Wednesday in earning a quarterfinals position at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Youzhny, Granollers win at China Open

Youzhny, Granollers win at China Open

BEIJING, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Mikhail Youzhny and Marcel Granollers posted first-round upsets Tuesday at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Tsonga up to No. 7 in men's tennis ranking

Tsonga up to No. 7 in men's tennis ranking

LONDON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's title win at the Moselle Open in his native France boosted his world ranking three spots to No. 7.

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Tsonga, Gasquet claim Moselle Open wins

Tsonga, Gasquet claim Moselle Open wins

METZ, France, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Top seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet posted straight-set wins Thursday in second-round action of the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.
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Croatian Ivan Ljubicic reacts after a point during his first round match against Frenchman Arnaud Clement at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris on May 28, 2007. Ljubicic was leading the match 6-1, 4-4 when rain suspended play for the day. (UPI Photo/ David Silpa)
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Ivan Ljubičić (Croatian pronunciation: ; born March 19, 1979) is a Croatian tennis player born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia. His career-high ATP ranking was No. 3, and his current ranking is No. 37.

Tall and powerfully built, he is noted for his strong serve and has achieved his best results in indoor tournaments played on carpet or hardcourt. Mostly a baseliner, he will approach the net selectively (Ljubičić is a good volleyer and plays doubles occasionally). On his backhand, he can use a slice or a drop-shot to great effect to draw a player or put him out of position. Relying heavily on his serve, he holds well but is a comparatively weak returner, producing many sets ending in tie-breaks. Ljubičić is using the Head Youtek Extreme Pro Racquet, after using the Babolat Pure Drive for most of his professional career.

Ljubičić previously served as the ATP Player Council president, and has strongly voiced his opinion on many issues, such as the possible downgrading of current Masters Series tournaments in Monte Carlo and Hamburg.

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