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Państwo: Serbia
Miejsce zamieszkania: Belgrad
Data i miejsce urodzenia: 22 czerwca 1984, Belgrad
Wzrost: 180 cm
Masa ciała: 80 kg
Gra praworęczna, oburęczny backhand
Status profesjonalny: 2002


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Janko Tipsarević - osiągnięcia

Tytuły singlowe (2)
2011 (2) Moskwa, Kuala Lumpur

Finały singlowe (6)
2012 (1) Chennai
2011 (3) Petersburg, Eastbourne, Delray Beach
2010 (1) s-Hertogenbosch
2009 (1) Moskwa

Finały deblowe (2)
2010 (2) Moskwa (w/Troicki), Chennai (w/Lu)


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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:36 
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Janko to jeden z moich naj naj :), a wielbię go m.in dlatego że ma na rozkładzie Roddicka :P, za sportowy styl bycia, za to, że śmiga na snowboardzie , za to że jest skromny i elokwentny i w końcu za to, co w kółko słowem mówionym i pisanym powtarza nam Tomek Lorek tj. za to że Janko jest miłośnikiem prozy Fiodora Dostojewskiego. Nie będę ściemniał, że zaczytuje się w Nim jak Tipsar, ale Dostojewski to mój ulubiony przedstawiciel epoki pozytywizmu w Europie. Rosjanin kupił mnie "Zbrodnią i karą" i kilkoma celnymi powiedzonkami.

Moim skromnym zdaniem ta kariera mogla potoczyć się bajkowo, mogła gdyby nie kruchość konstrukcji fizycznej. :(


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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:37 
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Pod względem czysto tenisowym... niby wszystko dobrze, ale brakuje uderzenia, na którym można oprzeć grę, nie zbiera za dużo tanich punktów po serwisie, ten fh ma ładny, ale tu też kluczem są precyzja i dobór kierunków, przydałoby się nieco brutalnej siły. ;) Nie mówiąc już o tym, że tenis pełnowymiarowy jest w odwrocie, popłaca aktywna defensywa.

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Wielki talent w grze juniorskiej, który bardzo średnio (aczkolwiek nie najgorzej) przebrnął okres przejścia z rozgrywek juniora do seniora. Tacy ludzie mają to do siebie, że grają jak (przepraszam za sformułowanie) "pały" i co jakiś czas wyskakują z formą, że szczęki kibiców i rywali mają styczność z kortem.

Tak było z Mahutem na QC 07 (ograł Nadala grając znakomity ofensywny tenis), tak było też z Janko w 3 rundzie AO'08. Obawiam się, że Serb miał taki dzień konia, że sam ciągle o nim myśli, co mu wyraźnie utrudnia kolejne takie mecze, po prostu za bardzo chce je powtórzyć. A że do tego jest chimeryczny (za to Go chyba się głównie kocha) to naprawdę trudno o wielkie sukcesy. Fakt, że nic nie wygrał (tj żadnego turnieju ATP) jest jednak wymowny.

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2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (21)
2018 (3) Sankt Petersburg, Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:40 
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Zawodnik którego chyba nie da się nie lubić, pamiętam jego cudowny mecz z Federerem na AO 08 nie wygrał jeszcze żadnego turnieju w karierze i mam nadzieję że to się niedługo zmieni.

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W: Winston-Salem '14 Newport '14 Brisbane '14 Shanghai '13 Beijing '13 Wimbledon '12 Rome '12 Madrid '12 Basel '11 Dubai '11 Sydney '11 Kuala Lumpur '10
F: Bercy'14 AO '14 Eastbourne '12 Barcelona '12 Munich '12 Beijing '11 Bercy '09
SF: Barcelona '14 Stockholm '13 Paris-Bercy '12 Toronto '12 Vienna '11 LA '11 Valencia '10 Moscow '10 Hamburg '10 Belgrade '10 Brisbane '10


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Sezon 2009 w liczbach

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Ranking: 38
Tytuły: 0
Finały: 1 (Moskwa)
Bilans spotkań: 30-25
Zarobki: $ 661,031

AO - 2 Runda ( Marin Cilic )
RG - 3 Runda ( Andy Murray )
WM -2 Runda ( Mardy Fish )
US - 1 Runda ( Florent Serra )


Po beznadziejnych występach wiosną oraz latem , i po spadku Janko na 81 miejsce bylem pełen czarnych myśli , ze jeszcze kilka tygodni, Tipar a pierwsza setka to będą dwa różne tematy. Na szczęście finisz miał imponujący i koniec końców sezon może odfajkować jako względnie udany ;)


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Trochę ciekawych rzeczy na temat świata Janko. :D

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Inside the world of ... Janko Tipsarevic

If you were not a tennis player what would you be?
A DJ, house music.

What music is on your iPod?
House, all house music. Swedish house music.

What is your favourite breakfast?
Sandwich, any kind.

What is your favourite thing about the Australian Open?
The city, I love Melbourne!

What is your favourite movie?
The Usual Suspects and Donnie Darko.

What do you do to get away from tennis?
I go to my room and play my video game, World of Warcraft.

Do you have any lucky charms or superstitions?
Small superstitions on court, sometimes asking for the ball from the same ballkid.

What website do you visit everyday or keep updated with?
Not one, I am really bad with this. I read news when I can, but I’m not really an internet freak.

What’s your worst habit?
Focus. I am completely on the seventh sky, overall. If I want to focus, then I am good, but overall focus is a disaster.

What was your most memorable holiday?
Maldives this year when I got engaged.

Who would you most like to have over for dinner, dead or alive?
Frederick Nietzsche, 19th century German philosopher.

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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:42 
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Tymczasem w Serbii, Janko Tipsarevic i jego wieloletnia dziewczyna, prezenterka telewizyjna - Biljana Sesevic, złożyli sobie przysięgę małżeńską w Belgradzie.

Na uroczystości obecni byli między innymi koledzy z reprezentacji tenisisty: Novak Djokovic, Victor Troicki i Nenad Zimonjic.

Podczas nadchodzącego weekendu Serbowie zmierzą się z Chorwacją w ćwierćfinale Pucharu Davisa w Splicie.

http://sport.onet.pl/tenis/zmiany-w-zyc ... omosc.html

Gratulacje Janko! ;)


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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:43 
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Janko ma problemy z oczami, że zawsze nosi okulary?


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jaccol55 pisze:
Janko ma problemy z oczami, że zawsze nosi okulary?

Trudno cokolwiek powiedzieć. W przypadku tego człowieka to wszystko jest możliwe - wada wzroku oraz/lub preferencje osobiste.

E:
Alan pewnie by wiedział. :P

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2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (21)
2018 (3) Sankt Petersburg, Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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DUN I LOVE pisze:
Alan pewnie by wiedział. :P

Alan, wiesz? :P


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PostZamieszczono: 15 sie 2011, 12:46 
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No :D Ci powiem stosunkowo niedawno zadałem sobie odrobinę trudu i wyszukałem co On tak naprawdę z tymi oczami ma.

Uzbrojony w odpowiednią wiedzę śpieszę donieść, że Janko jest obciążony genetycznie wadą wzroku, a precyzując dokucza mu krótkowzroczność .
Co ciekawe sam zainteresowany powiedział kiedyś, że nawet gdyby z jego oczami wszystko było w jak najlepszym porządku, to On najpewniej i tak przed wyjściem na kort wkładałby okulary, bo jak twierdzi te sprawiają że wygląda inteligentniej. Kto jak kto , ale Tipsar akurat przywiązuje do tego wielka wagę. :D

Powiedzmy że wygląda. :D

P.s
Jak zobaczyłem że temat Tipsara wypłynął tak wysoko, to słabo mi się zrobiło. Byłem niemal pewny że coś się stało i finał Pucharu Davisa obejrzy z pozycji kibica...


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Alan pisze:
Jak zobaczyłem że temat Tipsara wypłynął tak wysoko, to słabo mi się zrobiło.

Spokojnie Syd, tym razem tylko i aż DEUCE, czyli coś w sam raz dla Ciebie. ;-) Miłego czytania. ;-D

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TIPSAREVIC'S TIGHTROPE
DEUCE

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Janko Tipsarevic clinched Serbia's place in the Davis Cup final with victory over Czech
Radek Stepanek in the decisive fifth rubber.


Having returned from his honeymoon in Dubai, Janko Tipsarevic is looking forward to finishing an injury-plagued year on a high by helping Serbia lift its first Davis Cup trophy with victory over France.

Showcasing a game of subtlety and skill, Janko Tipsarevic has always been a big-match player, a master of decision-making and movement who can play with a great deal of confidence. Yet when he isn’t pitted against an elite player, his mind often wanders and the consistency of his performance varies.

Just like Macbeth, William Shakespeare’s tragic play of a good man tempted by witches — who knows them for what they are, chooses treachery and crime, and is totally aware he is doing evil — Tipsarevic battles emotional extremes on the court and traipses precariously along a tightrope.

“In my case, the emotions are either black or white,” said Tipsarevic, reclining on a sofa in a Basel hotel lobby. “It is one of the reasons why I have a black tattoo on my arm.

“I generally hate emotion on the court. You have players who drain strength from emotions and take only the positive emotions in their performance to use them to win.

“When I play a middle-ranked player, like myself, in the 30s, 40s or 50s, if I am leading, or if something happens on the court, I find my focus suddenly disappears. I find myself not on the court – I am reading, snowboarding or listening to music, whatever – which is really bad and undisciplined.

“Maybe somewhere in the back of my head, I think I can get away with it if I am not there for two games. But when I play a Top 10 player, even though I have lost most of these matches, just a Top 10 guy being there doesn’t let my mind wander around.”

Tipsarevic, who has an admirable 9-22 record against Top 10 opponents, admits his heaviest losses came in 2008 to Nikolay Davydenko at the Sony Ericsson Open and to David Ferrer at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, but in general “he enjoys competing at big stadiums against the very best.

“I think I go more to the net [against Top 10 players], because I know I am not a big enough hitter to kill them from the baseline. But I know I am quick enough to come to the net and finish off rallies.

“Against the Top 10 players, I think that I have to win; I have to get the point myself. With this thought, it does not allow you to lose focus when you know more or less you have to be the guy that wins the point.”

These aggressive tactics were adopted, to great effect, en route to the UNICEF Open final (l. to Stakhovsky) in June and against Andy Roddick in the US Open second round in August. But ATP World Tour stars aren’t drawn to meet Top 10 players every week.

When Tipsarevic is on song he is very, very difficult to beat, but his “biggest enemy” remains consistency. Over the past 12 months, he has won 21 of 25 matches after he clinched the first set but he is 4-18 overall in matches when he has gotten off to a slow start and lost the first set.

“When my mind is good and I am carried by the crowd, my emotion is really white,” he says. “I have played in Davis Cup ties when the crowd has been shouting and jumping up and down, but I have never stopped and let them sit down.

“On the other hand, I can stay in a black emotion for a long time. If I mistime a groundstroke, it effects me for the next point. It really does.”

Tipsarevic admits he last experienced such a lapse against Mikhail Kukushkin in his penultimate ATP World Tour tournament of the 2010 season, at the St. Petersburg Open, but realises “unless I change this approach, it proves, with this attitude, I will never be a top player”.

Tipsarevic’s game was memorably described by The Guardian newspaper as, “a fly fisherman on the deck of a deep-sea trawler” when he lost to Andy Roddick at Wimbledon four years ago. He does not possess the power to out-hit the elite so he must use court-craft to foil the current masters of the sport.

“I have to be enough for myself so to ensure that my focus doesn’t start to go elsewhere,” he said. “I know that the actual act of trying not to get frustrated is even worse than to smash a racquet, forget about it and let the negative energy out than to continue on playing.

“I find, on court, I feel I perform at my best level when I am draining my energy from a calm attitude. The positive fist pump is there, but I just try not to expend too much mental energy – whether I am 6-0, 5-0 up or playing against [Rafael] Nadal.

“If I can maintain this middle line of emotions, with minimal changes, this is when my focus does not wander around and I play my best tennis.”

Once upon a time, Tipsarevic was the best of a handful of players. The number one junior in each of his age groups, despite being a year younger than his rivals, he lifted the 2001 Australian Open junior title and made the jump onto the senior circuit with an 8-3 record in junior finals.

With the backing of his mother, Vesna, “who was obsessed by schooling”, and his father, Pavel, a physical education professor, “who allowed me to make my own decisions”, Tipsarevic remained in Serbia, turning down options to train in Miami or Barcelona.

“I don’t know how my life might have turned out if I had left Serbia,” he said. “I broke through in the time of Slobodan Milosevic being in power, during a time of great political upheaval. It was extremely difficult for my family to support a tennis player.

“My father relied on the government. His salary was five Deutsche Marks, which is nothing, enough to buy about seven kilos of carrots. With the country falling apart, my father believed in me and I would not be here and have a good life, if my father told me to give up my dream.”

Tipsarevic always knew the transition from junior to senior tours would be tricky, but he didn’t have anyone to tell him what to expect. “I was the first one, after Slobodan Zivojinovic, who was at his peak 20 to 25 years ago. I didn’t have any guidance or have anyone to tell me that the seniors are sharks, there is greater strength in depth, different styles and more serve and volley players.

“I played one or two Satellites and maybe one Futures event. But I stayed too long on the Challenger Tour. You cannot expect everybody to be a Nadal or a [Novak] Djokovic, but the general idea is if you are a good junior to try – and I remember this from Mario Ancic telling me all the time – to get away from the Satellites, Futures and Challengers as soon as you can or otherwise you will stay there.”

Tipsarevic once travelled to tournaments with his younger brother, Veljko, not for technical advice but for companionship. The brothers did well together and other players would often ask him to hire out Veljko, whenever they needed a ranking boost or a good run of results.

“I think for me it could have happened a lot quicker,” believes Tipsarevic, when discussing his early career. “But my advice for any young player is the sooner you realise the clock is ticking and that this career you have is really, really short, the better.”

The Belgrade native, who started playing tennis aged six, has always remained true to his upbringing and in times of need, recalls his father’s golden rule: “If you need to, everything that you earn invest in yourself. Believe in yourself that you can be better than you are.”

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Always an anti-entourage player, Tipsarevic now enjoys a good quality of life with his bride of five months, Biljana Sesevic, who travels with him to as many tournaments as she can. “She is the best thing that has happened to me in my life.”

Dirk Hordorff, his coach since August 2009, recalls, “My fondest memory is when I met his family at his Mum’s birthday and to see how much he cared about his family.”

His Serbian teammate, Viktor Troicki, confirms Tipsarevic’s nice guy image. “On the court he is emotional, but he is a great person and very friendly,” said the Kremlin Cup titlist.

Considered for many years the tour’s intellectual, borne out of his mother’s wish for her son to be educated, he is well-known for his reading of Dostoevsky, Nietzsche and Schopenhauer and counting Dali and Caravaggio as his favourite painters.

Yet one day, you sense, Tipsarevic will harness his many talents and move closer to the goals he dreamt about when he was a top-ranked teenager. At 26, time is on his side.

The right-hander takes great encouragement from the fact that Radek Stepanek, Stanislas Wawrinka and Mikhail Youzhny have each spent time in the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings, but appreciates he must now knuckle down to work if he is to follow in their footsteps.

“I really do think I can break into the Top 20,” said Tipsarevic. “This year, I didn’t only have to fight with consistency of focus and performance on the court, but also with illness and injuries.

“My first goal for next year is to stay injury and pain-free throughout the season, because every season something happens. I would like to have one season without any breaks, so I can determine my schedule and how I want to play.”

Hordorff is confident his charge can use his abilities in a better way. “I believe he has got more variations in his game and uses his abilities smarter than before.

“Janko already plays at a Top 20 level. This is evidenced in his results against good players. But to raise his ranking to the point that he wants to reach, he needs to be cleverer in matches.

“I don’t like to set goals based on ranking numbers, but I wish for him to use his abilities so after his career ends he can say, ‘I made the best out of it’ and he achieved a good number of his goals. I strongly believe that he should not be happy until he is in the Top 10.”

Tipsarevic, who describes himself as “the worst player in mandatory events this year”, knows that he must go deeper in the big events to rise back up the rankings. “I would really love to go to the net more,” he said. “I am not the type of player who can win a point with a volley, but I want to come more to the net so the opponent doesn’t know what to expect.”

In 2010, Tipsarevic has largely contented himself with playing a part in Serbia’s success in the Davis Cup competition. He has a 25-9 record in singles rubbers. Ten years after making his debut, he is wise enough to realise this week’s final versus France, “is the most important moment of this year, if not, in the case of my career.”

For the past nine days he has trained in Belgrade, “looking at the Davis Cup final as a part of the 2011 season”. Even on his honeymoon in Dubai, he went to the gym. He practised with Troicki in Belgrade as Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic competed in London at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Zimonjic, who partnered Daniel Nestor to their second title at season finale on Sunday, is full of admiration for Tipsarevic. “Janko is a very good Davis Cup player. He has shown in his career that he can play really good matches against the top guys on any given day and in the Davis Cup I think he has shown higher ability than he has done so far in his career on the ATP World Tour.”

Tipsarevic agrees with Zimonjic, stating, “I am a good Davis Cup player, because I do not fight my biggest enemy which is consistency. I still do not have an ATP World Tour title, but in Davis Cup when you play one or two rubbers per tie, consistency is not an issue.

“The beauty about Davis Cup is that you can have good and bad days but another team member can help you win the tie. If you told me when we beat the United States [in March] that we’d reach the Davis Cup final, I would not have believed you.

“I have a good record this year [including singles wins over Czechs Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek] and I can say at the end if we win that I was one of the reasons why I brought Serbia the trophy.

“Should the nation win the Davis Cup final, it would be an exclamation mark after the sentence: Serbian tennis is great!”

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Taaa, już zawsze będę miał stresa. :(

Przebrnąłem właśnie przez art i cóż, Redaktor Szaranowicz rzekłby na to: Fantasyczny facet, w sensie osobowości. :D A ja...ja bym się pod tym podpisał. :mrgreen:


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05.12.2010r. - Janko Tipsarevic wraz z reprezentacją Serbii został zwycięzca rozgrywek o Puchar Davisa.

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2010 w liczbach

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Artykuł o Janko po przegranej w II rundzie AO z Fernando Verdasco.

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Yesterday was not a good day to be Janko Tipsarevic. Today may be even worse. For when he next wakes up, his memory of what happened in his second-round match with no. 9 seed Fernando Verdasco in Hisense Arena will be immediately and inescapably on his mind. It will be worse than a brutal hangover because the pill to cure this kind of pain hasn't been invented yet.

Tipsarevic allowed a two-sets to love lead melt away; in the fourth set, he failed to hold serve at 5-3 and at 6-5 to close out Verdasco. In the ensuing tiebreaker, Tipsarevic didn't win a point, and at 0-6 ESPN commentator Brad Gilbert spoke truth to Tipsarevic's lack of power, saying:

"You gotta feel for Tipsarevic. We've all done this, but it's hard to watch."

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Tipsarevic surfed into Australia still on a high from the role he played in Serbia's successful quest for the Davis Cup championship in 2010. He was a semifinalist in his only previous tournament of the new year; he lost to Xavier Malisse in Chennai. He has a well-earned reputation as a giant killer despite being just 5-11 and 183 pounds. He would have to box in the light heavyweight class, but there's some sting in those Luxilon jabs.

Going into the year's first Grand Slam, which is always an opportunity to build upon a briefly interrupted ascent or an ideal time to hit the reset button, depending on the state of your game and mind, Tipsarevic was 3-2 in his last five meetings with top 5 players. The centerpiece of that glowing record was Tipsy's second round upset of Andy Roddick at the 2010 US Open. And Tipsarevic owned a positive head-to-head with Verdasco, even though the Madrileno (sorry, I can't do that tilda thing on this keyboard) won the last of their three previous meetings, in 2009 in Valencia.

At 6-2, 179 pounds, Verdasco qualifies as a cruiserweight, but the feeling you get is that he'd fight up in the open heavyweight division. He packs a serious wallop, especially on the forehand side, and as a lefty he presents a right-hander like Tipsarevic with a few additional problems, chief among them the challenge of returning serve in the ad-court. On paper this was a bit of a mis-match, but that's one of the appealing things about tennis; it's an all comers deal, and it's surprising how often the game coughs up that old cliche, "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

That was particularly pertinent in this clash, because Verdasco's great weakness lies in his software. He has some lethal tools, including a healthy willingness to go for broke. If only his mind were as dangerous as his big game. I don't know if it's a surfeit of pride or a moody streak, either of which can turn a player sulky. Verdasco's flaw may also be a manifestation of vanity. Being overly concerned with how you look, in both general and specific ways, can lead you to make poor choices and in any event represents a kind of self-consciousness that isn't very useful in the heat of battle.

On the looks side, Verdasco had it covered with that sleek black faux hawk. (I imagined a skateboarder leaping from the stands to perform one of those rail-riding tricks on his head.) That cut is supposed to imply a level of menace, I think, but the message Verdasco sent with it was less I'm gonna get you . . . than How do I look, dude?

Through most of the first two sets, Verdasco simply didn't appear to want to engage in combat. That was a little odd, because nobody Down Under has forgotten that epic 2009 five-set semifinal confrontation Verdasco had with his pal and countryman Rafael Nadal (it's the longest Australian Open match on record), which Verdasco came within a hair's breadth of winning.

Tipsarevic's game plan dovetailed perfectly with Verdasco's mood, which is why he leaped out to that quick lead. The giant-killer camped on the baseline and ran Verdasco, keeping him off balance and somewhat handcuffed. Tipsarevic also made the most of what opportunities he had, which is an essential task when you rock a superior player and get him back on his heels. But now and then, especially as the match went on, you could see what might happen should Tipsarevic let Verdasco get some traction. He had the capacity to hit Tipsarevic off the court.

The mandate for a player in Tipsarevic's position after winning the first two sets is plain and simple: Finish. Keep that boot on his throat. Close it out. That can be a very tall order, and you can't be blamed for faltering. You can let a guy like Verdasco off the canvas once or twice, but if you don't put him away by a certain point you're doomed. By the late stages of the third set, you could see Verdasco stirring to life.

The contrast between the strokes of the rivals was striking. Verdasco likes to get his substantial body weight behind the ball and drive forward, a talent that allows him to hit a heavier ball as well as improve his court position. By contrast, Tipsarevic, while making decent power for a guy of his size, often fails to drive through his shot. He uses too much arm and too little body, as if he doesn't want to crowd the ball. He appears to hit a "light" ball, even when it has good movement and pace. This is a fundamental technical problem, and probably too ingrained in Tipsy to be redressed.

But all that flailing was bound to tire Tipsarevic, and Verdasco's fearless, aggressive play and the sheer weight of his ball began to wear on Tisparevic. Still, Tipsarevic had two chances to serve it out in the fourth set, and that's one more than he could have hoped to overcome. Crunch time arrived when Janko, having failed to serve it out at 5-3, had another opportunity at 6-5. From there he had three match points starting from 6-5, 40-15. The second of those match points was a dagger plunged into Tipsy's heart.

Tiparevic approached the net and hit the kind of shot you might see from a keyed-up rec player in a leagues match. He just ran up and seemingly through the ball, although he did manage to get the volley across the net. It was a strange ball that bounced closer to the net than to Verdasco's baseline, and it drew a lob response. Tipsarevic went up and hit a crazy backhand high overhead. Once again, he clubbed it with insufficient depth or angle and Verdasco had a chance to make a down-the-line forehand blast. That's just what he did, and even though Tipsarevic anticipated the shot and got there, racket arm outstretched, he was so rushed that the ball seemed to go through his racket, landing for a winner. It was as clumsily played a point as you'll ever see from a world class player, and the memory is apt to haunt Tipsarevic for a long time.

Tipsarevic had one more chance, half-a-dozen points later, but he made a backhand error and it all slid away from there. Just how crushed was Tipsarevic? Verdasco won 32 of the final 37 points and surrendered but one point on serve in a fifth set that lasted just 26 minutes. It was not a good 26 minutes to be Janko Tipsarevic, and unfortunately it was just the beginning...

http://blogs.tennis.com/tennisworld/2011/01/tk-5.html


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2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
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2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
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2014 (1) Tokio
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