The 14th seeded Croatian , has showed a great consistency throughout the tournament . For the first round , he beat M. Bhagdatis from Cyprus 6-3, 3-1 in which the latter retired after the 4th game of the 2nd set. For the 2nd round he beat I Marchenko from Ukraine 7-6, 6-2, 6-4. For the 3rd , he beat 18th seed Russian K. Anderson 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Facing G Simon in the 4th round, he barely won as the match went on for full 5 sets, 5-7, 7-6,6-4, 3-6,6-3. For the 5th round he beat another US Open favourite , 6th seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4,7-6.