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Player Profile: Meet Janko Tipsarevic

Janko Tipsarevic (Janko Tipsarević) (Serbian Cyrillic: Јанко Типсаревић, born on June 22, 1984 in Belgrade) is a Serbian tennis player. His career high was #33, achieved on May 12, 2008.

In his career, he has won two Futures and nine tournaments from ATP Challenger Series. Tipsarevic has also won the 2001 Australian Open junior title. He is currently ranked No. 33 player on ATP singles rankings; and is the second highest ranked male Serbian tennis player, after Novak Djokovic. Janko finished the 2007 season as world #49.

Tennis career

Tipsarevic began playing at age six and in 1993, at age eight, started playing at New Belgrade Tennis Club with Russian coach Roman Savochkin.

As a junior, he won the 2001 Australian Open title in boys' singles; reached the quarterfinals at the French Open; and finished No. 2 in the world junior rankings in 2001.

The same year he made a debut on the Yugoslav Davis Cup team, winning three points against Poland. The following week, he won his first career Futures title in his home city of Belgrade. In 2002, he won his second futures title in Mexico.

After winning his first tournament from ATP Challenger Series in Germany, he made ATP debut at Indianapolis in 2003; after beating fellow Serb Nenad Zimonjic in the first round, he then lost in the second round to Yevgeny Kafelnikov in straight sets. He also made his Grand Slam debut on U.S. Open as a qualifier; he lost to No. 20 seed, Mark Philippoussis in the first round. In 2004, as a 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....more Janko Tipsarevic profile on Wikipedia

He is current No. 34 on South African Airways ATP Ranking List.

Janko Tipsarevic's Gear:
Racquet: Tecnifibre TFight 320
Clothing: FILA
Shoes: FILA Flow Prossimo

Janko Tipsarevic profile on the ATP Tour's official website.

(via Wikipedia, photo/Getty Images via Daylife)

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