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Ljubicic knows beating Federer no easy task

Updated: March 31, 2006, 10:34 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- If only tennis worked on strictly mathematical principles.

Ivan Ljubicic crushed David Nalbandian in Friday's Nasdaq-100 Open semifinal. Nalbandian is one of only a few players to beat Roger Federer in the last year, thwarting the near-untouchable world No. 1 in the 2005 ATP season-ending championships. Ergo, Ljubicic should beat Federer in Sunday's final, or at least give him a hard time, right?

The lanky Croatian is savvy enough to know it's not that simple for ...

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