Ivan Ljubicic

Country  Croatia ,  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Date of birth March 19, 1979 (1979-03-19) (age 31)
Place of birth Banja Luka, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money $$8,976,178
Singles
Career record 392-263 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 3 (May 1, 2006)
Current ranking No. 17 (August 9, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open QF (2006)
French Open SF (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (2006, 2007)
US Open 3R (2005, 2007)
Doubles
Career record 98–105 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 70 (May 16, 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2010)
French Open 3R (2004, 2006)
Wimbledon 1R (2005, 2006, 2007)
US Open QF (2003, 2009)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Croatia
Men's Tennis
Bronze 2004 Athens Doubles

Tall and well-built Ivan has achieved good results when indoor tennis played on carpet or hard courts.

Ivan Ljubicic currently uses the Head MicroGel Extremepro racquet.

Ivan is the ATP Player Council President and he has strongly voiced opinions on various issues.

Sponsors

Ivan Ljubicic shoes and clothes are sponsored by Li-Ning.


Major finals

ATP Masters Series finals

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2005 Madrid Hard (i) Rafael Nadal 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
Runner-up 2005 Paris Hard (i) Tomáš Berdych 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Miami Hard Roger Federer 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 7–6(6)
Winner 2010 Indian Wells Hard Andy Roddick 7–6(3), 7–6(5)

Career finals

Singles: 22 (10-12)


Wins (10)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7)
Clay (0)
Grass (1)
Carpet (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. October 8, 2001 Lyon, France Carpet (i) Younes El Aynaoui 6–3, 6–2
2. October 9, 2005 Metz, France Hard (i) Gaël Monfils 7–6(7), 6–0
3. October 16, 2005 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–2, 6–4, 7–6(5)
4. January 8, 2006 Chennai, India Hard Carlos Moyà 7–6(6), 6–2
5. February 5, 2006 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Stefan Koubek 6–3, 6–4
6. October 15, 2006 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Fernando González 6–3, 6–4, 7–5
7. January 6, 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Andy Murray 6–4, 6–4
8. June 17, 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Peter Wessels 7–6(5), 4–6, 7–6(4)
9. November 1, 2009 Lyon, France Hard (i) Michaël Llodra 7–5, 6–3
10. March 21, 2010 Indian Wells, USA Hard Andy Roddick 7–6(3), 7–6(5)

Runner-ups (12)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 12 January 2004 Doha, Qatar Hard Nicolas Escudé 6–3, 7–6(4)
2. 10 January 2005 Doha, Qatar Hard Roger Federer 6–3, 7–6(4)
3. 14 February 2005 Marseille, France Hard (i) Joachim Johansson 7–5, 6–4
4. 21 February 2005 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Roger Federer 5–7, 7–5, 7–6(5)
5. 28 February 2005 Dubai, UAE Hard Roger Federer 6–1, 6–7(6), 6–3
6. 24 October 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Rafael Nadal 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(3)
7. 7 November 2005 Paris, France Carpet (i) Tomáš Berdych 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4
8. 3 April 2006 Miami, USA Hard Roger Federer 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 7–6(6)
9. 2 October 2006 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) James Blake 6–3, 6–1
10. 5 February 2007 Zagreb, Croatia Carpet (i) Marcos Baghdatis 7–6(4), 4–6, 6–4
11. 26 February 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Mikhail Youzhny 6–2, 6–4
12. 1 March 2008 Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Sergiy Stakhovsky 7–5, 6–4

Doubles: 4 (0-4)

Runner-ups (4)

  • 2000: Umag (with Lovro Zovko)
  • 2000: Lyon (with Jack Waite)
  • 2001: Umag (with Zvoko)
  • 2004: Metz (with Uros Vico)

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Australian Open A LQ LQ A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 2R QF 1R 1R 2R 3R
French Open A A A LQ 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R SF 3R 4R 1R 3R
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R A 1R
U.S. Open A LQ A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R A 1R 1R
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-4 1-4 4-4 4-4 2-4 3-4 11-4 6-4 3-3 1-3 4-4
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A LQ 1R A 1R 4R QF QF 4R QF W
Miami Masters A A A A 1R QF 2R 2R 3R 4R F SF 2R 1R 2R
Monte Carlo Masters A A LQ 3R LQ 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R QF 3R 2R QF 3R
Rome Masters A A A A A 1R 3R QF 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R A 3R
Madrid Masters A A A A LQ A 3R 1R SF F 2R 2R LQ QF A
Canada Masters A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R A A A
Cincinnati Masters A A A 2R A QF 2R 2R 2R 1R QF 2R A 2R 1R
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series QF  
Paris Masters A A A LQ A 2R 2R A 2R F A 2R 2R 2R  
Hamburg Masters A A A A LQ LQ 1R 1R SF 2R 2R 3R 2R NMS
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A A A A RR RR A A A  
ATP Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 2 1 0 1
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 1
Overall Win-Loss 1-1 1-4 0-1 11-12 21-22 27-21 27-27 27-23 35-23 51-24 58-19 44-23 19-18 26-21 16-10
Year End Ranking 576 289 293 77 91 37 49 42 22 9 5 18 45 24  

  • A = did not participate in the tournament
  • LQ = lost in qualifying draw
  • SR = the ratio of the number of singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

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Rank : 1

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