David Nalbandian’s fine form has continued in Cincinnati, where the Argentine defeated 15th seed Ivan Ljubicic 7-5, 6-0. The players traded breaks early in the first set but after Nalbandian clinched the first set, it was all downhill for the tall Croat. Scarily Ljubicic only won 6 points in the second set and only won one point on a second serve the entire match.
So impressive was Ivan’s collapse, that he served 7 double faults, a large number for a player with such an incredible serve.
David next faces John Isner who also had an easy first round win against Lukasz Kubot.