Some quotes from Ivan:
"The press back home are pretty rough and if I didn't win here they would say I was finished and that I should give up. So I was under a lot of pressure,"
"It is not easy to win a challenger, especially when you have to beat players like Thomas Johansson and Stefan Koubek in the last two matches. But this victory is good for my confidence and I can take a lot away from this week."
"I was putting a lot of pressure on Stefan's serve and that made me feel confident going into the tie-breaker. He is the kind of player that if you give him the openings, he will hurt you. So I knew I had to be aggressive,"
"Only one player can leave a tournament not as a loser and I when I fly out to Rotterdam tonight it is with a lot of confidence for the future. My goal for the year is to get back into the top 10 and do well in the grand slams and the Olympics."
Ljubicic said he could also be given the honour of carrying the flag into the stadium in Beijing. "That would be the peak of my career if it happens."