I love Ivan LJubicic. I love him for being an old dude in a sport of boys. I love his big bald head. I love his intelligence. I love his one handed backhand. I love that he doesn’t suffer fools. I just love him! Enjoy:
Ivan was ranked as high as #3 in the world back in 2006. He’s been sliding down the list ever since, but has experienced a mini resurgence this season, at 30 years old. Ranked in the 70s a year ago, he’s now at #28. He says in the video that he will retire when he feels he doesn’t have a chance at the Top 20 anymore. Winning a set off Rafael Nadal last week in Shanghai (before boarding the injury train with the rest of the players) may convince him to extend his career.
And is there any doubt that he’s going to become one of the tour’s best coaches when his playing days are over?
Speaking of boys – here’s Eric Butorac and Ross Hutchins behind the scenes in Moscow: