Ivanisevic, Ljubicic to play for children
Croatian tennis players Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic were set on Friday to play each other in an invitational match in Sarajevo dedicated to children of the city.
Wimbledon winner Ivanisevic and the eighth seed Ljubicic are to donate all the money collected at the match to the Sarajevo Clinic for children suffering from cancer.
"We organised this for the ill children and I hope we will help them as much as we can," Ivanisevic said upon arrival in Sarajevo.
His colleague Ljubicic, who cancelled his participation at the Dubai tournament because of the match in Sarajevo, said he was very excited "to be doing a great thing for kids."
The match, which is to be played at Sarajevo's Zetra Olympic Hall, comes ahead of the Fifth ATP Challenger Tournament Sarajevo Open 2007, which runs from March 10 to 18.
According to organisers of the tournament, all the tickets for the invitational match between Ivanisevic and Ljubicic on Friday were sold.
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| Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic (in red shirt) and tennis player Ivan Ljubicic (in white) of Croatia pose with Bosnian children before their charity tennis match in Sarajevo March 2, 2007. REUTERS/Danilo Krstanovic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) |
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