16 Apr 2012

Croatian veteran limps into retirement

6:47 am on 16 April 2012

The veteran Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic said his goodbyes to the sport last night after a 6-0 6-3 loss to his countryman Ivan Dodig in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters.

33 year old Ljubicic said the emotion of the occasion was such that his mind was everywhere but on the tennis court.

But the former world number three and Croatian Davis Cup hero was able to reflect on a wonderful 20-year career.