Ivan Ljubičić

An improbable champion at age of 31, beating Nadal and Andy Roddick at Indian Wells yesterday. I have to leave at beginning of their first set tie break, wondering how did he get to the final, in such advanced age? Don’t think I’ve seen him often. Ljubicic turned pro in 1998 and earned career prize money of $8,786,405.

Later last night, I learned he beat out Roddick in straight sets to win. Wow .. I understand, no matter how much planing and practicing, each match has life of its own. It is being played at a particular moment and favored the one who could sized the moment, making statistics almost irrelevant.

Carpe diem is never my motto, but being old enough to know, sometimes, you have to just size the moment and living it to the fullest.

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