This is from a few days ago, but did anyone else read Ljubicic's interview on Rolandgarros.com? One of the questions he was asked was about his most embarrassing moment in the locker room and here's his answer:
Which locker room joke do you regret?
I’d actually say I regret certain press conferences. Particularly the one after my semi-final in 2006 here against Rafa. He’s still mad about it, six years later. I still don’t know what I could have said for him to still be so upset even today and still hold it against me. But, that’s Rafa, that’s just how he is.
I did a little search and here's an article about the incident from 2006:
Ljubicic angered by Nadal tactics
Ljubicic was playing in his first Grand Slam semi-final
Ivan Ljubicic was unimpressed by some of Rafael Nadal's tactics in their French Open semi-final on Friday.
The Croatian was unhappy with how long Nadal took between points and said most players want Roger Federer to win the final on Sunday.
"It's ridiculous how much time he takes between points," said Ljubicic.
"I think the umpire should be more aggressive on that because they gave him one time violation but it didn't seem to change anything."
And Ljubicic, who lost 6-4 6-2 7-6 (9-7), made it clear where his support will be going come Sunday afternoon.
"I would love to see Roger winning," he said. "Everyone in the locker room would.
"He's the best player ever in tennis so it would be nice to see him lifting the trophy here."
Nadal was unconcerned by Ljubicic's comments, saying: "You've got to learn to control yourself when you lose a match, you can't just go about saying anything."
He added: "I've been on the circuit for many years, and I've never had any problems with anybody.
"I've always behaved properly so I'll go on behaving the way I behave, and I'm very happy the way I relate to other people."
And the suggestion that the other players will be backing Federer was also brushed off by the Spaniard.
"Those comments don't bother me because I'm relaxed," he said. "I know that things are fine, and it's not because Ljubicic says that that it's necessarily true.
"A lot of people want me to win, I'm very relaxed and I'm playing well."
I have to say I'm surprised Nadal is, according to Ljubicic, still mad about this incident. Players throw verbal jabs at each other all the time. Ljubicic definitely can be blunt and out of line at times, but this was 6 years ago