During 20, minor injuries forced him to miss many major events, and his ranking dropped from No. He prefers to serve-and-volley rather than play baseline rallies as there are better players with a more aggressive baseline attitude that can push through Ancic. Ancic plays an all-court game and is able to adapt his game to all surfaces, making him a difficult player to play regardless of the surface.
Neither gave an inch in an intriguing third set which ended with Ferrer just winning a thrilling tiebreak 7-5.
The Masters Cup in Shanghai is open to the top eight players in the ATP Race - Ancic was 11th before St Petersburg. This message is intended for Croatian Associations/Institutions and their Friends in Croatia and in the World.
The opinions/articles expressed on this list do not reflect personal opinions of the moderator.
Ancic, watched on the team bench by mentor and tennis hero Goran Ivanisevic, ensured a perfect ending to his nation's dream season, which they began last spring with an upset of 2004 finalists the United States in Los Angeles.
Ljubicic, suffering from neck and stomach injuries, had earlier lost 4-6 6-3 6-4 3-6 6-4 to the inspired Hrbaty in a three-hour, 20-minute marathon. We played to our best level here." The match-up was the first trophy showdown between first-time nations in the competition since 1975.Mario Ancic has won three singles titles and five doubles titles. Ancic also has a good serve and is capable of producing many aces in a match.