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Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« on: March 08, 2012, 02:00:00 AM »
IVAN LJUBICIC TO RETIRE IN APRIL 2012 !!



Ivan Ljubicic announced today that he will retire from the ATP World Tour after competing in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters in April.


The Croat, who will turn 33 on 19 March, has been ranked as high as No. 3 on the South African Airways ATP Rankings. He also won the Davis Cup for Croatia in 2005, a bronze medal in doubles with Mario Ancic at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 10 career singles titles, the biggest coming at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells in 2010 when he beat Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick.

Ljubicic was also elected to the ATP Player Council, serving six years from 2002-08 (the last two as President) and to the Board of Directors in 2008.  Its never an easy decision for any professional athlete to retire, said Ljubicic.

I look forward to the next stage of my life. Tennis has given me so much and I want to continue to stay involved and contribute in some ways.

Former World No. 1 Roger Federer paid tribute to Ljubicic Wednesday in Indian Wells. "I have a very good friendship with Ljubicic, and its been sad seeing him retiring really since Ive known about it for quite some time," Federer said. "Weve talked at length at times about it, but I think it comes at the right time for him and hes in a perfect spot with his family. Hes just had a second daughter. Hes had a wonderful career.

"Hes one of the most feared players on tour... Hes been a wonderful friend to me on tour, and its also been very beneficial to the game of tennis, not just on the court but off the court because hes been part of the political system here. He has a great future ahead in tennis or whatever he wants to do, because hes a bright man and hes a great person. Its sad seeing him go, but hes had a wonderful career and I can only congratulate him for that."
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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2012, 06:41:00 AM »
I always enjoyed watching Ivan play.
Kudos to him on a successful career and contributions to the game.

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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 08:33:13 AM »
An accomplished career for one of the games big men.
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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 11:49:54 AM »
I thought he reached #2 at some point, I guess not...  He has not been around much but I am sure he will be missed.  When he was playing well he was tough to beat!
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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 02:08:20 PM »
I thought he had already retired....


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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 06:03:05 PM »
RIP

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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 05:38:27 PM »
IVAN LJUBICIC IS A GOOD PLAYER

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Re: Ivan Ljubicic To Retire in 2012 !!!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 07:54:28 PM »
It is boring