Long distance runner, 12.4.2005.
Ivan didn't take loss to Olivier Rochus too serious, in a way, he expected it.
- I didn't expect nothing. If it was any other tournament, I'd cancelled it – says Ivan. – I worked hard past week. I ran a lot on the Monaco stadium, doing 400 meters one after another or doing shorter distance sprint. I did it all to be ready for Roland Garros. I didn't have time to rest and get ready for match. This was the first time that Monte Carlo was my first clay court tournament. If I had to play someone else who's not as good a clay court player, I might have won, but generally looking, I would've lost to most players.
Still, Ivan and Mario Ancic beat Czech combination Cermak and Leos Friedl 6:3 4:6 6:4.
still 2-6 2-6 come on.