Ljubicic’s countryman, No. 16 seed Marin Cilic, had more success in his first-round match as he defeated American wild card Ryan Sweeting 7-6(2), 6-4, 7-6(4). The 20-year-old Croat won his first ATP World Tour title last year at New Haven on the eve of the US Open, but struggled with a 1-3 mark during this year’s US Open Series. Cilic opened the 2009 season with the hard court titles at Chennai and Zagreb, and a fourth round run at the Australian Open.
Next Round : Cilic V Levine