Cilic, the losing finalist two years ago, said his game really got going when he got the first break against Ljubicic.
Rafael Nadal reached the French Open quarter-finals with a 7-5, 6-3, 6-3 win over Croatia`s Ivan Ljubicic.
Gael Monfils saw off fellow Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6,2-6,6-4 on Saturday to set up a final clash with Croatian Ivan Ljubicic at the Open Sud de France.
Top seed Roger Federer carries a 35-match win streak against Germans into his Sunday final at the Stockholm Open when he faces what will surely be a nervous challenge from Florian Mayer.
Ivan Ljubicic was knocked out of ATP-WTA grasscourt event Rd 2 after losing to Alejandro Falla.
Ivan Ljubicic has suffered his fair share of misfortune on tennis courts around the world but the big-serving Croat could not be any happier with his new-found relaxation and winning form.
Croat Ivan Ljubicic celebrated his first Masters 1000 title after upsetting seventh-seeded American Andy Roddick 7-6, 7-6 in the final of the Indian Wells ATP tournament on Sunday.
Ivan Ljubicic played the match of his life to upset third seed and holder Rafa Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 on Saturday and reach the final of the Indian Wells ATP tournament.
Croatia`s Ivan Ljubicic rallied to beat Juan Monaco 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells ATP Masters 1000.
Croatian journeyman Ivan Ljubicic has taken the final spot at this week’s Kooyong Classic after champion Roger Federer declined to play his traditional warm-up event for the Australian Open.
Croatian Ivan Ljubicic captured his first ATP title in two years when he dismissed France’s Michael Llodra 7-5 6-3 in the final of the Lyon Grand Prix on Sunday.
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