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(E) Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/27/2002 | Sports | Unrated
(E) Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline
Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline 6-3 6-2 
      DUBAI (Reuters) - Top seed Juan Carlos Ferrero needed just one set to ease 
      into the second round of the $1 million Dubai Open Tuesday when his 
      opponent retired injured. 
      The defending champion broke serve to take the first set from Bohdan 
      Ulihrach 7-5 before the Czech pulled out of the match with tendinitis of 
      the wrist. 
      Spaniard Ferrero was joined in the second round by Australian Open (news - 
      web sites) champion Thomas Johansson and Sebastien Grosjean. 
      Third seed Johansson eased to an emphatic 6-3 6-0 win over Albert Costa 
      (news - profile - photos), taking just an hour to overcome the dispirited 
      Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic beat French veteran Cedric Pioline 6-3 6-2, and Spain's Alex Calatrava overcame Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 6-3 6-4. 
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