Re: Ljubicic def De Bakker: 7-5 6-3....BREAKS TWICE
Yesterday, you formed a winning temporary duo with no one less than Ivan Ljubicic. How did that come about?
“Just before admissions closed, Richard Krajicek came over to me and told me that I could couple up with Ljubicic because Mario Ancic had withdrawn from the tournament with the flu. As you can imagine, I said ‘yes’ without a moment’s hesitation. It was absolutely great standing on the court with Ivan yesterday, a fantastic experience. What was especially nice about it was that he told me all kinds of things about when he was just starting out on the professional circuit. In that phase of his career, for instance, he had a lot of problems staying physically fit and strong. He gave me some good tips.”