[Yahoo] Ljubicic tops Nalbandian in Nasdaq semis (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-31-2006, 10:01 PM
Ivan Ljubicic started strong and improved from there. The 6-foot-4 Croat closed with a 141 mph ace, his fastest serve of the day, and advanced to his first final in the United States by beating David Nalbandian 6-1, 6-2 Friday at the Nasdaq-100 Open. Ljubicic lost only five points on his serve. "Almost perfect," Nalbandian said.