Former World No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, who is currently part of the coaching team of Roger Federer, has posted his views on the current protests in the United States on his social media account After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25th May, riots and protests have broken out throughout the United States.
Several tennis players such as Coco Guaff, Naomi Osaka, Frances Tiafoe and others have come out and taken a strong stand against the issue and used their social media platforms to raise awareness about the issue.
Ivan Ljubicic says we should not know the meaning of the word racism
Ljubicic posted a tweet on the subject as well saying, "We should not even know the meaning of the word "racism"
Or "genocide" It's just unbelievable that in 2020 we still talk about this and that we still have people that think that we are not all the same."
41 year old Ivan Ljubicic, who is from Croatia, peaked at No.
We should not even know the meaning of the word "racism"
Or "genocide" It's just unbelievable that in 2020 we still talk about this and that we still have people that think that we are not all the same — Ivan Ljubicic (@theljubicic) June 3, 2020
3 in the ATP singles rankings. His highlights include reaching a Grand Slam semifinal at the 2006 French Open, and winning the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title at the Indian Wells Masters in 2010. He won 10 ATP singles titles in his career.
Ljubicic helped Croatia win the 2005 Davis Cup, their first ever Davis Cup title, when they defeated the Slovakian Davis Cup team in the final. He also qualified for the year-end Tennis Masters Cup in 2005 and 2006. He has also worked with Canada's Milos Raonic prior to working with the 20 time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.
Ljubicic has been working with Federer since the 2016 season and Federer has won three Grand Slams with Ljubicic as part of his team. He also served as the ATP Players' Council president and in 2008 became one of the few active players to serve on the ATP Board of Directors.
In a recent interview, he said that he may not coach anybody else after coaching Federer and wants to focus more on his management agency. Meanwhile, Federer has yet to make any public comments on the issue. He did post the image of an empty black square like many other athletes on social media earlier this week in support of Blackout Tuesday.