of Croatia will be aiming to find his form from earlier in the year which saw him win the ATP Masters 1000 event in Indian Wells California, it was the 1st Masters 1000 title of his career.
The Croat beat the world number 1 Rafael Nadal in the Semi Finals in a final set tiebreak and he backed up that performance by beating the home favourite Andy Roddick in the final.
Last year Lljubicic lost in the 1st round to the world number 2 Novak Djokovic in straight sets. Argentina’s Juan Martin Del Potro won the title for the 1st time in his career when he beat Roger Federer in the final in 5 sets having beaten Nada lint he Semi finals making him the 1st player to beat the duo in the same Gran Slam event.
Federer is himself a 5 time champion at the US Open.