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Raistlin
03-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Long overdue if you ask me but still a very decent career.

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. “It’s 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.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/03/Features/Ljubicic-Set-To-Retire.aspx

SLD76
03-07-2012, 01:24 PM
Man.,..only 33? For some reason he seemed alot older than that. He was a solid solid player.

All the best to him

tennis_pro
03-07-2012, 01:26 PM
Man.,..only 33? For some reason he seemed alot older than that. He was a solid solid player.

All the best to him

He's been bald since I remember. In fact, I think he's so bald that he never had hair in his life.

Andres
03-07-2012, 01:28 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooo

One of my favourite players. He'll be missed. It's always sad when your favourites retire, but I agree, long overdue.

jones101
03-07-2012, 01:30 PM
Yikes, all the fun ones to watch are dropping like flies - so Gonzo and Ivan will retire in weeks of each other.

Good grief it will just be grinders left before you know it.

Anyone know why he has announced this suddenly? He was scheduled to play IW until a few days ago, then dropped out. Its strange as IW has been his biggest success on the tour.

sureshs
03-07-2012, 01:31 PM
Another one hander retires

niff
03-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Aww, it felt like he'd always be around. He had a baby girl born recently.

tacou
03-07-2012, 02:18 PM
never been a fan but he was always a respectable player and in 2006 I believe he was in great form.

surprised he's sticking it out until April for Monte, one of his favorite tournaments, but not going to play RG. If I were a pro I'd definitely want to enjoy one last slam

elpolaco84
03-07-2012, 02:24 PM
Another one hander retires

Yep, sadly

kimbahpnam
03-07-2012, 02:29 PM
he had a great run at the 2010 IW

bezs
03-07-2012, 03:00 PM
Goodbye Ljubo.

At least no more surprises from him in the SDL. :p

Towser83
03-07-2012, 03:02 PM
Long overdue if you ask me but still a very decent career.



http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/03/Features/Ljubicic-Set-To-Retire.aspx

I wouldn't say long overdue, he won IW only 2 years ago. Now seems right to me.

Fed Kennedy
03-07-2012, 03:04 PM
This is always worth looking at

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dh06K7t_aExg&v=h06K7t_aExg&gl=US