Janko Tipsarević

Janko Tipsarević

Janko Tipsarević
Janko Tipsarević at the 2011 Australian Open
Country (sports)  Yugoslavia (2001-2003)
 Serbia and Montenegro (2004-2006)
 Serbia (2006-present)
Residence Belgrade, Serbia
Born (1984-06-22) 22 June 1984
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 7,529,804
Career record 268–223
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 8 (2 April 2012)
Current ranking No. 393 (14 September 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2013)
French Open 4R (2012)
Wimbledon 4R (2007, 2008)
US Open QF (2011, 2012)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (2011, 2012)
Olympic Games 3R (2012)
Career record 73–86
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 46 (25 April 2011)
Current ranking 187 (14 September 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2011)
French Open QF (2008)
Wimbledon 3R (2010)
US Open 3R (2009)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2010)
Last updated on: 28 July 2014.

Janko Tipsarević (Serbian Cyrillic: Јанко Типсаревић, Serbian pronunciation: ; born 22 June 1984) is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked inside the top 400 (No. 392, as of September 2015). His career-high singles ranking is World No. 8, achieved on 2 April 2012. In his career, he has won four ATP World Tour titles, one ATP doubles title, two Futures, and nine tournaments in the ATP Challenger Series. Tipsarević also won the 2001 Australian Open Junior title.

Tipsarević has achieved two victories over a World No. 1 player, having defeated compatriot Novak Djokovic twice. He also has thirteen victories against other players in the top 10: four wins against Tomáš Berdych, and one each against Fernando González, Mikhail Youzhny, David Ferrer, James Blake, Gaël Monfils, Andy Murray and Juan Mónaco. He holds victories over former World No. 1 players Carlos Moyá, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Andy Roddick. His best results at a Grand Slam have been reaching the quarterfinals at the US Open in 2011 and 2012.


  • Tennis career 1
    • Juniors 1.1
    • 2001–2004 1.2
    • 2005–2006: Breaking top 100 1.3
    • 2007–2008: Breaking top 50 1.4
    • 2009–2010: Davis Cup title 1.5
    • 2011: Becoming a top-10 player and first ATP titles 1.6
    • 2012: Maintaining in the top 10 1.7
    • 2013–2014: Fourth ATP title & string of injuries 1.8
    • 2015: Return from injury 1.9
  • Davis Cup 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Endorsements 4
  • Career Statistics 5
  • Significant finals 6
    • Masters 1000 finals 6.1
      • Doubles: 1 (0–1) 6.1.1
  • ATP career finals 7
    • Singles: 11 (4–7) 7.1
    • Doubles: 4 (1–3) 7.2
  • Team competition finals: 3 (3–0) 8
  • Singles performance timeline 9
  • Doubles performance timeline 10
  • Awards 11
  • Top 10 wins per season 12
    • Wins over top 10 per season 12.1
  • See also 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15

Tennis career

Tipsarević began playing tennis at age six, and at the age of nine, started playing at the New Belgrade Tennis Club with Russian coach Roman Savochkin.


As a Junior, he won the 2001 Australian Open Boys' Singles title, achieving the No. 1 ranking the same year (and No. 4 in doubles).

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: W (2001)
French Open: QF (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon: 3R (2001)
US Open: –


Tipsarevic at the 2004 US Open

In 2001, he made his debut for the Yugoslav Davis Cup team, winning three points against Poland. The following week, he won his first career Futures title in Belgrade. In 2002, he won his second Futures title in Mexico.

After winning his first ATP Challenger Series tournament in Germany, he made his ATP debut in Indianapolis in 2003. After beating fellow Serb Nenad Zimonjić in the first round, he lost in the second round to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in straight sets. He also made his Grand Slam debut in the US Open as a qualifier. He lost to 20th seed, Mark Philippoussis in the first round. In 2004, as a qualifier, he made his first appearances at the French Open and Wimbledon, losing in the first round of each. Later that year, he won two Challenger titles in singles and one in doubles.

2005–2006: Breaking top 100

Tipsarević played in 15 ATP tournaments in 2005 and broke into the top 100 for the first time. He also reached the second rounds of the Australian Open and French Open. He lost to Dominik Hrbatý in the Australian Open, but was able to beat him at Roland Garros. He also reached the third round of Wimbledon, beating Tommy Haas and Yen-Hsun Lu, but then lost to Thomas Johansson. In doubles, he partnered with Jiří Vaněk to win the Napoli Challenger title. He also reached the quarterfinals with fellow Serb Novak Djokovic in the Croatia Open Umag and the Vietnam Open with Marcos Baghdatis.

He finished 2006 as the no. 2 Serbian tennis player after Novak Djokovic, and he was ranked in the top 100 for the first time at no. 65. He won four Challenger titles, compiling a 31–8 record at that level. On the ATP Tour, he reached the quarterfinals of the Nottingham Open, losing to Robin Söderling from Sweden.

2007–2008: Breaking top 50

After he won the Zagreb Challenger title in May 2007, Tipsarević played full-time on the ATP Tour. He reached the third round of the French Open and the quarterfinals of the Ordina Open. He has also achieved his best Grand Slam performance so far by reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon. He won all of his first three matches in five sets, and this marked the first time since 1974 that someone had won three straight five-set matches at Wimbledon. He also saved a match point in his third round victory over Australian Open runner-up Fernando González. He was eventually defeated by former French Open champion Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets.[1] The win saw him rise to World No. 48, his first time inside the top 50.

Tipsarević pushed Roger Federer to five sets in the third round of the 2008 Australian Open, losing 7–6, 6–7, 7–5, 1–6, 8–10. At that time, Federer had never played a fifth set with 18 games. The match took four and a half hours to complete. His effort in making the third round of the 2008 Australian Open made Tipsarević's ranking rise from no. 49 to no. 42.

At the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, Tipsarević pulled off a second-round upset of sixth-seeded American Andy Roddick in four sets, 6–7, 7–5, 6–4, 7–6. It was his fourth top-10 win. He followed that up with a 7–6, 7–6, 6–3 win over 25th seed Dmitry Tursunov to make his second straight round-of-16 appearance at Wimbledon. He then lost his fourth round match to Rainer Schüttler because of a leg injury.

2009–2010: Davis Cup title

In October 2009, at the Kremlin Cup tournament in Moscow, he advanced to his first-ever ATP final, beating Daniel Köllerer, Christophe Rochus, Robby Ginepri (beating him for the first time in three meetings), and qualifier Illya Marchenko en route. He lost to Mikhail Youzhny in the final in three sets. Despite his disappointing loss in his first final, he came out firing in the very next week, as he reached his second consecutive semifinal (for the first time) at the 2009 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, beating eighth seed John Isner, Michael Berrerand third seed Gaël Monfils, en route. He lost to Jürgen Melzer in the semifinal in three sets, after being a set up and two points away from victory.

2010 Davis Cup : Tipsarević during his match against the Czech Republic

In 2010, he started off the season well by reaching the semifinals at the Chennai Open, but lost to eventual champion Marin Čilić. He reached the second round of the 2010 Australian Open, losing to Tommy Haas in five sets. He lost in the opening rounds at the 2010 PBZ Zagreb Indoors and the 2010 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. At the 2010 Dubai Tennis Championships, he beat Andreas Seppi in the opening round, and then stunned third seed Andy Murray in three sets, for the best win of his career to that point. He has since beaten Murray three times (now tied 3–3 in head-to-head meetings). Having little time to rest following the big win, he lost to seventh seed Mikhail Youzhny in the quarterfinals.

In June, he reached his second ATP Tour-level final in Rosmalen. He beat Jérémy Chardy, Arnaud Clément, Peter Luczak, and defending champion Benjamin Becker en route, only to lose to in-form Sergiy Stakhovsky in two sets. At the US Open, Tipsarević defeated Olivier Rochus in the first round, and then scored a big upset by beating former champion and ninth seed Andy Roddick in the second round in four sets. Advancing to the third round of the US Open for the first time, he was defeated by Gaël Monfils in a three-hour four-setter. After the US Open, Tipsarević scored key wins over Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek in the Davis Cup for Serbia, filling in for an ill Novak Djokovic. In Basel, Tipsarević lost to then-world no. 2. Roger Federer in two sets.

2011: Becoming a top-10 player and first ATP titles

Tipsarević competes in the men's doubles of the 2011 Australian Open

Tipsarević again started the season well in Memphis, where he defeated qualifier Ryan Sweeting in the first round, 6–0, 7–6, but lost to eventual champion Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals.

His next tournament was in Delray Beach, where he defeated Ivo Karlović in the first round and qualifier Blaž Kavčič in the second round to set up a quarterfinal match against in-form Ivan Dodig. Tipsarevic won the match in two sets and continued his winning form by defeating Japanese no. 1 Kei Nishikori, 6–4, 6–4 (a scoreline replicating their previous encounter in Chennai), to ensure his place in the final. This was his third ATP final appearance overall, but he lost to Juan Martín del Potro in straight sets, despite holding a 4–1 lead in the first set. He then reached the second round of the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Tobias Kamke in straight sets, but losing to Sam Querrey in the second round. Tipsarević then played the Miami Masters, reaching the fourth round on a run where he defeated Robin Haase, Marin Čilić, and Philipp Petzschner, before losing to Gilles Simon.

At the Monte-Carlo Masters, Tipsaerević was defeated in the first round by Feliciano López. He bounced back at his home event, the Serbia Open, reaching the semifinals. He defeated Kei Nishikori, Mischa Zverev, and Somdev Devvarman, before he withdrew in his match with countryman Novak Djokovic. At Roland Garros, he reached the third round, defeating Brian Dabul and Pere Riba in straight sets, before losing to Roger Federer, 1–6, 4–6, 3–6. His next event was the Queen's Club Championships, where he reached the round of 16, defeating Blaž Kavčič and Michael Russell, before losing to Andy Murray in two sets. At the Eastbourne International, Tipsarević reached the final. He defeated James Ward, Mikhail Kukushkin, Grigor Dimitrov, and Kei Nishikori, before losing to Andreas Seppi, retiring hurt at 3–5 in the third set. At Wimbledon, still troubled by injury, Tipsarević retired against Ivo Karlović in the first round at 1–3 in the second set

At the German Open Tennis Championships, after receiving a bye in the first round, he was defeated by Juan Mónaco. His form improved at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, where he reached the quarterfinals, defeating Michael Berrer and Grigor Dimitrov, but lost to eventual finalist Gaël Monfils in straight sets. At the Rogers Cup, Tipsarević had an impressive run, defeating Alejandro Falla, Fernando Verdasco, Ivan Dodig, and Tomáš Berdych to reach his first Masters series semifinal, where he lost to Mardy Fish. Subsequently, Tipsarević entered the top 20 for the first time. At the 2011 Western & Southern Open, Tipsarević narrowly defeated world no. 113 Édouard Roger-Vasselin, 6–0, 3–6, 7–6, before losing to no. 12 and Hamburg champion Gilles Simon.

At the US Open, Tipsarević reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, after defeating Augustin Gensse, Philipp Petzschner, Tomáš Berdych, and Juan Carlos Ferrero, but lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals, retiring in the fourth set due to a thigh injury. His ranking subsequently rose to no. 13. In the Davis Cup semifinal showdown between Serbia and Argentina, Tipsarević was defeated in three straight sets by Juan Martín del Potro during the second singles rubber of the tie. The defending champions, Serbia, eventually lost the tie 2–3 against Argentina. At the 2011 Proton Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur, he was third seed. He defeated Flavio Cipolla, in the opening round. In the quarterfinals, he played just four games as Nikolay Davydenko retired as Tipsarević led 3–1. In the semifinals, he improved his unbeaten head-to-head record to 5–0 against Kei Nishikori as he dispatched him in straight sets. In the final, he won his first ATP title in five attempts, defeating Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis. Tipsarević suffered first-round exits at the 2011 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships to Dmitry Tursunov, and at the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters to Feliciano López.

He rebounded at the 2011 Kremlin Cup in Moscow, winning the title as the top seed. He defeated Igor Kunitsyn, avenged his loss against Dmitry Tursunov, and downed home favourite Nikolay Davydenko, saving three consecutive set points on his serve at *0–40 during *4–5 in the second set, to reach the sixth final of his career. In the first all-Serbian final in tennis history, Tipsarević defeated his good friend, compatriot, and defending champion Viktor Troicki in tow sets, to win his second career title. The following week, he reached the 2011 St. Petersburg Open final, losing to Croatian Marin Čilić in three sets. Thanks to his regularity and despite the loss, he became the first player in the world to reach both Kremlin Cup and St. Petersburg finals consecutively in the same year. At the 2011 Swiss Indoors in Basel, he retired in his opening round match against Florian Mayer while trailing 1–5 due to a hamstring injury. At the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters, he defeated Alex Bogomolov, Jr., losing just a one game, in his opening second-round match. In the third round, he wasted a 5–1 lead in the first set and a 4–2 lead in the second set to lose against Tomáš Berdych for the first time in five meetings.

On 22 November, Andy Murray announced his withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals. Because Tipsarević was first alternate, made his debut at the year-end championships. Placed in Group A in the round-robin stage, Tipsarević was drawn against Tomáš Berdych and had a chance to avenge his recent loss in Paris against him. Janko almost defeated him by reaching match point. Undeterred by the painful loss, he capped off his career-best season in style as he notched arguably the best win of his career in his next match by defeating his good friend and compatriot Novak Djokovic, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3, for his first win over a world no.1 player, as well as his first win in the year-end championships. Tipsarević ended the season at a career-high ranking of no. 9, just behind Mardy Fish.

2012: Maintaining in the top 10

Janko Tipsarević at 2012 US Open

Janko Tipsarević began 2012 at the ATP Aircel Chennai Open, making the final but losing to Milos Raonic in three tiebreak sets. At the 2012 Australian Open, Tipsarević was seeded ninth. He defeated Dmitry Tursunov in the first round, continuing in the same fashion against James Duckworth in the second round. He eventually lost to 17th seed Richard Gasquet in the third round in straight sets. Tipsarević reached the quarterfinals of the Miami Masters, losing to runner-up Andy Murray and moved up to world no. 8, surpassing Mardy Fish.

Tipsarević represented Serbia in the Davis Cup quarterfinal clash with the Czech Republic, which was played on clay in Prague. Tipsarević beat Radek Štěpánek in his opening singles rubber in five sets, saving three match points, but fell in the fourth rubber to Tomáš Berdych, after squandering set points in all three sets, to lose the overall tie 1–3. At the first ATP Master Series 1000 clay event of 2012 in Monte Carlo, he defeated Albert Montañés, before losing to Gilles Simon in three sets in the third round. At the Madrid Open, he defeated Federico Delbonis in the first round, before avenging his loss to Gilles Simon by beating him for the first time in five meetings. In the quarterfinals, he upset world no. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets to reach his second semifinal in a masters event, and his first on clay. In the semifinals, however, he lost to then-world no. 3 Roger Federer in two sets. At Rome, he lost in the opening round to Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets. Tipsarević reached the fourth round of the French Open, where he lost to Nicolás Almagro.[2]

At Wimbledon, Janko reached the third round, where he lost to Mikhail Youzhny in four sets. Tipsarević made it to the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup by defeating Steve Darcis of Belgium.[3] In the quarterfinals, he saved four match points in the second set to beat Björn Phau. In the semifinals, he defeated Thomaz Bellucci in another hard-fought three-set victory, to reach his first clay-court final. In the final, he defeated Juan Mónaco[4] in three sets for his first title of 2012 (third in his career).[5]

Tipsarević continued his run of play in Gstaad. In the first round, he survived against Martin Fischer after losing the first sets. He continued his successful run in the tournament and reached the final. However, he lost the final to Thomaz Bellucci in three sets.[6] At the Rogers Cup, he got past Mikhail Youzhny, Marin Čilić, and Marcel Granollers to reach his third masters semifinal, but fell to Djokovic in two sets.[7]

At the US Open Tipsarević successfully defended his points from the year before, reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the second time in his career where he lost to David Ferrer in five sets after being up 4–1 and 0–30 on Ferrer's serve in the final set.[8] At the BNP Paribas Masters he defeated Juan Mónaco in the third round to book the final spot for the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.[9] He won 2012 Clash of Continents Exhibition as representative of Europe. For the whole 2012 season he stayed in the top 10.

2013–2014: Fourth ATP title & string of injuries

Tipsarević began his season by going one step better than the previous year to lift the 2013 Aircel Chennai Open title, defeating surprise finalist Roberto Bautista-Agut in the final.[10]

At the 2013 Australian Open he defeated Lleyton Hewitt, Lukáš Lacko and Julien Benneteau to reach a career-high fourth round of that tournament. He lost to Nicolás Almagro after retiring due to a foot injury late in the second set. In the French Open, he lost in the third round to Mikhail Youzhny in a match that was marred by an altercation with a fan. At the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, he lost to countryman Viktor Troicki in the first round. He made the fourth round of the US Open.

In 2014, Tipsarevic underwent foot surgery in Frankfurt for the injury suffered in Valencia. The operation was successful, and he hoped to resume his career soon.[11]

2015: Return from injury

Following 17 months of inactivity, Tipsarević made a return to the ATP World Tour, stating: "My goal and dream would be to come back to the Top 10, and I don’t have many weeks to waste."[12]

He began his season in March, partnering compatriot Novak Djokovic in doubles at the Miami Masters, for which Tipsarević had received a wildcard. The pair lost a close first-round match to Robert Lindstedt and Jurgen Melzer.

In April, Tipsarević received a wildcard for the 2015 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, where he saved two match points to defeat qualifier Guilherme Clezar in the opening round. He followed this up with a competitive loss to fifth seed Santiago Giraldo. In doubles, Tipsarević and Philipp Petzschner lost to top seeds The Bryan brothers.

Later in the month, Tipsarević participated in the Romanian Open, defeating qualifier Thomas Fabbiano. In the second round, he was defeated by top seed Gilles Simon.

Next, in May, he was given a wildcard for the Masters Madrid event qualifying draw. In the 1st qualifying round, Tipsarević beat 3rd seed and No.61 Vasek Pospisil in straight sets, but lost the next qualifying round 2:1 sets to youngster No.103 Thanasi Kokkinakis.

Next, he took part in the clay court Geneva Open event, where he was again given a wildcard into the main draw. However, he lost in straight sets to No.66 Denis Istomin in the first round.

In June, Tipsarević played at Wimbledon. He lost in straight sets to Marcel Granollers in the first round. He had better luck at the US Open, taking Guillermo Garcia-Lopez to five sets in defeat. He and Radu Albot lost in three sets to Aliaksandr Bury and Denis Istomin in the first round of doubles.

Davis Cup

Tipsarević has played Davis Cup every year since 2000. For FR Yugoslavia in 2001 and 2002, Serbia and Montenegro between 2003 and 2006 and currently represents Serbia in Serbia Davis Cup team (2007). In 2010, he was the hero in steering the Serbian team into their first historic Davis Cup final after prevailing over Radek Štěpánek to complete the 1–2 come-from-behind victory to help clinch the tie 3–2 over the Czech Republic. His record is 20–7 in singles and 5–1 in doubles. Once again, in 2013 he was the hero. His victory over Vasek Pospisil of Canada in the last tie completed the 1-2 come-from-behind victory against Canada to reach the second final for Serbia. Before the match against Canada, Tipsarevic together with Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic, and Slobodan Zivojinovic received their Davis Cup Commitment Award, which is awarded to players who have shown long-standing dedication to representing their country in this prestigious competition.

Personal life

Tipsarević was born in Belgrade, Serbia (then SFR Yugoslavia). His father, Pavle, is a professor, and his mother, Vesna, is a housewife. He also has a younger brother, Veljko (Вељко). He finished high school and in 2006 completed his degree in Sports Management at the University of Belgrade.

Commentators and the press often mention his love of classic literature as something unusual for a high-level athlete. He has a quotation, tattooed in Japanese, from Dostoyevsky ("Beauty will save the world", from The Idiot) on his left arm. He also has a Japanese tattoo on his right arm, which represents the first two letters of the names of his father, his mother, his brother, and himself in katakana. According to US Open announcers Ted Robinson and John McEnroe, he also has a tattoo of a quote from Arthur Schopenhauer on his back.

He has been in a relationship with Biljana Šešević (Биљана Шешевић) since 2007, and they married on 4 July 2010. Their first child (a girl) was born in January 2014.[13]

In his free time, he plays music as a DJ. He is also a fan of the football club FC Barcelona.


Janko is sponsored by Tecnifibre, Fila, Oakley, Tennis Flex, Trion:Z/Colantotte and Instaforex.[14]

Career Statistics

ITF Tournaments

Wins (14)

Singles (12)

No. Date City,Country
1. 21.may, 2001. Belgrade, Yugoslavia
2. 11.november, 2202. Mexico City, Mexico
3. 30.june, 2003. Cel, Germany
4. 20.october, 2003. Torrens, USA
5. 3.may, 2004. Ostrava, Czesh Republic
6. 26.june, 2004. Belo Horisonte, Brazil
7. 13.february, 2006. Belgrade, Serbia
8. 14.august, 2006. Samarkand, Uzbekistan
9. 21.august, 2006. Buhara, Uzbekistan
10. 2.october, 2006. Mon, Belgium
11. 14.may, 2007. Zagreb, Croatia
12. 11.october, 2009. Mons, Belgium

Significant finals

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2012 Rome Clay Łukasz Kubot Marcel Granollers
Marc López
3–6, 2–6

ATP career finals

Singles: 11 (4–7)

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) Mikhail Youzhny 7–6(7–5), 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2010 UNICEF Open, Netherlands Grass Sergiy Stakhovsky 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 27 February 2011 International Tennis Championships, United States Hard Juan Martín del Potro 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 18 June 2011 Aegon International, United Kingdom Grass Andreas Seppi 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 3–5 ret.
Winner 1. 2 October 2011 Malaysian Open, Malaysia Hard (i) Marcos Baghdatis 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 23 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Russia Hard (i) Viktor Troicki 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 30 October 2011 St. Petersburg Open, Russia Hard (i) Marin Čilić 3–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 8 January 2012 Chennai Open, India Hard Milos Raonic 7–6(7–4), 6–7(4–7), 6–7(4–7)
Winner 3. 15 July 2012 Stuttgart Open, Germany Clay Juan Mónaco 6–4, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 22 July 2012 Swiss Open, Switzerland Clay Thomaz Bellucci 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 6 January 2013 Chennai Open, India Hard Roberto Bautista-Agut 3–6, 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 4 (1–3)

Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 10 January 2010 Aircel Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Lu Yen-Hsun Marcel Granollers
Santiago Ventura
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 24 October 2010 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard Viktor Troicki Igor Kunitsyn
Dmitry Tursunov
6–7(6–8), 3–6
Winner 1. 8 January 2012 Aircel Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 20 May 2012 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay Łukasz Kubot Marcel Granollers
Marc López
3–6, 2–6

Team competition finals: 3 (3–0)

Outcome No. Date Team competition Surface Partner/Team Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 May 2009 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Viktor Troicki
Nenad Zimonjić
Rainer Schüttler
Philipp Kohlschreiber
Nicolas Kiefer
Mischa Zverev
Winner 2. 3–5 December 2010 Davis Cup, Belgrade, Serbia Hard (i) Novak Djokovic
Viktor Troicki
Nenad Zimonjić
Gaël Monfils
Michaël Llodra
Arnaud Clément
Gilles Simon
Winner 3. 21 May 2012 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Viktor Troicki
Nenad Zimonjić
Miki Janković
Tomáš Berdych
Radek Štěpánek
František Čermák

Singles performance timeline


Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 3R 4R A A 12–9
French Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R 3R 4R 3R A A 12–10
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 3R 1R 4R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 11–11
US Open A A A 1R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 1R 3R QF QF 4R A 1R 14–11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 4–4 1–3 6–4 5–4 4–4 3–4 7–4 11–4 8–4 0–0 0–2 49–41
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals Did Not Qualify RR RR DNQ 1–4
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held 2R Not Held 3R Not Held 3–2
Davis Cup
Davis Cup team/singles Z3 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 PO PO 1R 1R W SF QF F A 33–15
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A 5–8
Miami A A A A A A A 2R QF 3R 2R 4R QF 4R A A 15–7
Monte-Carlo A A A A A A A A 3R 2R A 1R 3R 2R A A 4–5
Madrid A A A A A A A A Q1 1R A A SF 1R A Q2 3–3
Rome A A A A A A A Q1 1R 2R 1R A 2R A A A 1–4
Canada A A A A A A A A 1R A 1R SF SF 1R A 1R 7–6
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R 2R A A 2–4
Shanghai NMS A 2R 1R 3R 1R A 2–4
Paris A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A 3R QF A A 4–5
Hamburg Masters A A A A A A A A 3R NMS 2–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 4–3 8–8 4–5 1–5 10–7 14–9 3–7 0–0 0–1 45–47
Career statistics
Tournaments played 0 0 0 2 5 14 17 22 24 24 22 27 26 19 0 7 201
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 2–5 1–3 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–11
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 2–0 1–1 5–4 5–7 11–15 10–20 19–22 26–21 30–25 25–23 54–26 57–28 20–24 0–0 3–7 268-223
Win % 100% 50% 56% 42% 42% 33% 46% 55% 55% 52% 68% 67% 45% 30% 54.58%
Year End Ranking 1078 636 203 141 116 138 64 52 49 38 49 9 9 36 NA

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 2–5
French Open 3R A QF A A 2R A A 6–3
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 3R A A A 3–4
US Open A 1R A 3R 1R A A A 2–3
Win–Loss 2–2 0–3 4–3 2–2 2–3 3–2 0–0 0–0 13–15


  • Best Male Tennis Player in Yugoslavia

Top 10 wins per season

Season 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Wins 0 1 4 1 3 3 3 0 0 15

Wins over top 10 per season

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1. Fernando González 6 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass 3R 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 8–6
2. Mikhail Youzhny 8 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) 1R 7–6(7–3), 6–2
3. James Blake 8 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
4. Andy Roddick 6 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass 2R 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
5. David Ferrer 4 Olympics, Beijing, China Hard 1R 7–6(10–8), 6–2
6. Gaël Monfils 10 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 1R 6–3, 6–1
7. Andy Murray 4 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 1R 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–4
8. Andy Roddick 9 US Open, New York, US Hard 2R 3–6, 7–5, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
9. Tomáš Berdych 7 Davis Cup, Belgrade, Serbia Hard (i) RR 7–5, 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–5)
10. Tomáš Berdych 9 Montreal, Canada Hard QF 6–3, 6–1
11. Tomáš Berdych 9 US Open, New York, US Hard 3R 6–4, 5–0, Ret.
12. Novak Djokovic 1 ATP World Tour Finals, London, UK Hard (i) RR 3-6, 6–3, 6–3
13. Novak Djokovic 1 Madrid, Spain Clay QF 7–6(7–2), 6–3
14. Tomáš Berdych 7 World Team Cup, Düsseldorf, Germany Clay F 7–5, 7–6(10–8)
15. Juan Mónaco 10 Paris, France Hard (i) 3R 6–3, 3–6, 6–3

See also


  1. ^ tennisnews.com
  2. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic". The Times Of India. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic storms into Mercedes Cup quarterfinals.". The Times Of India. 12 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Tipsarevic beats Monaco to win Mercedes Cup". The Times Of India. 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tipsarevic beats Monaco to win Mercedes Cup". The Times Of India. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Unseeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci upsets Janko Tipsarevic to win the Swiss Open Title". Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Novak Djokovic advances to Rogers Cup final". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ferrer beats Tipsarevic in epic to reach US Open semis". The Times Of India. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Tsonga, Tipsarevic Clinch Final Two Berths at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals". Retrieved 1 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "Savršen početak, titula za Janka". B92. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic Operation Went Well"
  12. ^ http://m.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2015/4/14/Houston-Monday-Tipsarevic-Comeback.aspx
  13. ^ "Baby Girl". Official website. Retrieved Jan 2014. 
  14. ^ http://jtipsarevic.com/sponsors/

External links

  • Janko Tipsarević at the Association of Tennis Professionals
  • Janko Tipsarević at the International Tennis Federation
  • Janko Tipsarević at the Davis Cup
  • Official website
  • bio * file interview with Janko Tipsarević
  • Tipsarević Recent Match Results
  • Tipsarević World Ranking History
  • June 2008 issueMen's VogueTipsarević in a summer essentials slideshow for
  • "The Mind-Body Problem: A conversation with Janko Tipsarević", Ideas Roadshow, 2013