2008 PBZ Zagreb Indoors

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2008 PBZ Zagreb Indoors
Date 23 February – 1 March
Edition 3rd
Category ATP International Series
Draw 32S / 16D
Prize money $370,000
Surface Hard / Indoor
Location Zagreb, Croatia
Venue Dom Sportova
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Australia Paul Hanley / Australia Jordan Kerr
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The 2008 PBZ Zagreb Indoors was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 3rd edition of the PBZ Zagreb Indoors, and was part of the International Series of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at Dom Sportova in Zagreb, Croatia, from 23 February through 1 March 2008.

The singles field was headlined by Doha semifinalist and recent South African Airways Open Challenger titlist Ivan Ljubičić, Rotterdam semifinalist Ivo Karlović, and Marseille quarterfinalist and Rotterdam semifinalist Gilles Simon. Also present in the field were Sydney semifinalist Fabrice Santoro, Chennai semifinalist Mario Ančić, Nicolas Mahut, Andreas Seppi and Janko Tipsarević.

Unseeded Sergiy Stakhovsky win the singles title.

Notable Stories[edit]

Lucky Loser wins title[edit]

Twenty-two-year-old Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, who entered the tournament as world number 209, became the first lucky loser to reach an ATP Tour final since Nicklas Kulti at Halle in 1999. In winning the title he became the first lucky loser to take a trophy home since Christian Miniussi at São Paulo in 1991, and only the fourth to do it in the history of the ATP Tour.[1]



Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky def. Croatia Ivan Ljubičić, 7–5, 6–4

  • It was Sergiy Stakhovsky's 1st career title.


Australia Paul Hanley / Australia Jordan Kerr def. Germany Christopher Kas / Netherlands Rogier Wassen, 6–3, 3–6, [10–8]


  1. ^ atptennis.com (2008-02-29). "Stakhovsky to Face Ljubicic in Zagreb Final". Archived from the original on 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

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