Ivan Ljubičić is a retired Croatian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals world No. 3 singles ranking on 1 May 2006. His career highlights include reaching a Grand Slam semifinal at the 2006 French Open, and an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Indian Wells Masters in 2010 as well as 3 other finals, 2 of them coming in 2005 at Madrid and Paris, and the other at the Miami Masters in 2006. Since retiring, Ljubičić has coached ATP top 3 players Milos Raonic and Roger Federer. He was credited with Federer's improved backhand, especially evident on high shots, and tactical change of taking shots much earlier, taking more time, pace, and rhythm off his opponents at the same time making his overall game more offensive.
|Residence:||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|Born:||Mar 19, 1979, Banja Luka, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Retired:||15 April 2012|
|Plays:||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Prize money:||US$ 10,181,121|
|Career record:||429–296 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 3 (1 May 2006)|
|Australian Open:||QF (2006)|
|French Open:||SF (2006)|
|Wimbledon:||3R (2006, 2007, 2011)|
|US Open:||3R (2005, 2007)|
|Tour Finals:||RR (2005, 2006)|
|Olympic Games:||3R (2000, 2004)|
|Career record:||111–128 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 70 (16 May 2005)|
|Australian Open:||QF (2010)|
|French Open:||3R (2004, 2006)|
|Wimbledon:||1R (2005, 2006, 2007)|
|US Open:||QF (2003, 2009)|
|Olympic Games:||Bronze Medal (2004)|
|Davis Cup:||W (2005)|
|Coachee Singles Titles total:||17|
|Twitter:||Ivan Ljubičić's Twitter profile|
About Ivan Ljubicic
Former Croatian tennis pro and Olympic bronze medalist who achieved 10 ATP career singles titles.
He attended a tennis club in Moncalieri, Italy.
He learned to speak Croatian, Italian, and English.
He married his wife, Aida, and fathered a son, Leonardo, and a daughter, Zara.
He and his doubles partner, Mario Ancic, became one of only two teams that were able to defeat Mike and Bob Bryan in doubles at the Davis Cup.
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