When Roger Federer had announced that he was parting ways with his former coach, Stefan Edberg, the tennis world was quite surprised with that decision. (Five things to know about Ivan Ljubicic)
Federer had then gone ahead with a new coach for the 2017 season, the Croation Ivan Ljubicic. This year has been great for Federer as the change in his coaching team has paid great dividends for the Swiss.
A lot of credit for Federer’s big return has been given to Ljubicic and rightly so as he has been fundamental in the game plans and strategy.
So here are the five things to know about Ivan Ljubicic
5) He was the World No 3 in 2006
Ivan had a successful playing career in which he won an Olympics bronze medal with his doubles partner Mario Ancic, reached the semi final of Roland Garros and won the Davis Cup with Croatia in 2005.
2006 was the best year of his career as he reached the World No 3 spot in the ATP rankings. (Five things to know about Ivan Ljubicic)
This is what Federer spoke about his friendship with Ljubicic,
“Towards the end of the career when he had family, I had family, we also spent more time together. Towards the back end of your career you’re also a little bit more relaxed off the court. Yeah, we always stayed in touch. I was happy for him when he did as well as he did with Milos as a coach.”