2) He is Novak Djokovic’s neighbor in Monte Carlo
When the press had asked Novak Djokovic about Ljubicic being the coach for Federer he said he that was surprised about the decision.
“Yes! Honestly, yes, But you know, again, we are professionals.” (Five things to know about Ivan Ljubicic)
“He [Ljubicic] knows my game, he knows the game of all Roger’s opponents, and I think that’s one of the reasons why Roger has hired him to be with him on the team.”
And while he conceded that it would be odd seeing one of his friends helping his rival on the court, he insisted that their friendship will not be affected.