“Looking at my career in general, I did feel like I was missing it,” said Ljubicic. “It's really fantastic feeling to finally have it. It gives something special to your career.
Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia is congratulated by his wife Aida at the final of BNP Paribas Open. Ljubicic (31), became the oldest first-time winner of a Masters event.
"I don't think we know each other that well personally, but I can certainly respect someone who has put in the years and has won close to 400 matches in his career," Roddick said.
Croatian Ivan Ljubicic completed his quest for the title at the BNP Paribas Open, defeating World No. 8 Andy Roddick 7-6(3), 7-6(5) to capture his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title. En route for the title he defeated world number two Novak Djokovic and number three Rafael Nadal.
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