TENNIS – ATP PEKIN I.LJUBICIC – M.YOUZHNY
A very interesting meeting between Ivan Ljubicic and Mikhail Youzhnym.
Statistics for the benefit of Ljubicic, who won seven of eight games played, but most took place several years ago. Youzhny now seems to be very well prepared for this tournament, eliminated Nicolas Almagro and Feliciano Lopez, where fully monitor both matches. It has variety in his game by feel at the net, good from the depths of the tennis game and very good with the backhand.
As for the Croat, it also shows in August last with a good hand, in Metz he reached the finals and defeated Gabashvilli here and Mayer. Its main asset is a service that leads him to new heights last in every match. A year ago, has just Youzhny lost to him here, but since then things have changed and I think that Mikhail certainly learned after that fateful defeat.