Re: The very courageous Ljubicic
Thailand Open top seed Ivan Ljubicic joined Germany’s Benjamin Becker in meeting Thai Princess Siriwannawari Naviratana – daughter of the Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn – in Bangkok on Saturday.
The princess was presenting the new Thailand Open clothing line, which she has designed herself.
In the presence of the Princess, Ljubicic and Becker acted models as they participated in a fashion show wearing the newly designed line. The collection will be sold on-site at the Impact Arena during the Thailand Open and proceeds will go to the Star Alliance carrier Thai Airways’ charity, the “King’s Project”.
Ljubicic, currently No. 4 in the INDESIT ATP 2006 Race and a strong contender to qualify for Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai in November, said of the event: “It’s my first meeting with a royal so it was emotional. It was very formal and it was fantastic to see all the people being excited about it. I was also really excited and it was definitely emotional.”
“My Asian tour continues here after stops in Beijing and Shanghai. I like Asia and that is one of the reason I did all this. I’m really expecting a lot from Bangkok, it’s a beautiful city. It’s also great to see all the people being so nice and relaxed,” added the Croatian.