Janko Tipsarević

Birth Date: 22.06.1984
Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
Height: 1.80m
Weight: 83kg
Plays: Right-Handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2002

PERSONAL

Began playing at age six and at age eight in April 1993, began playing at “AS” New Belgrade Tennis Club with Russian coach Roman Savochkin, who still works with him...Father, Pavel, is a professor; mother, Vesna, is a housewife...His grandmother keeps a journal on her grandson...Has one younger brother (by two years), Veljko, who is a college student...Speaks Serbian, English and Russian...Finished high school and in 2006 completed university work in Belgrade, studying Sports Management...Enjoys snowboarding, house music and reading psychiatry books of Nietzsche and Dostojevski...Has a tattoo on his left arm with enscription “Beauty will save the world” from Dostojevski...

Idols growing up were Agassi and Kafelnikov...Prefers playing on slow hard courts and clay...Compiled an outstanding junior career by finishing No. 2 in world junior rankings in 2001...Captured Australian Open juniors (d. Wang) and reached QF at Roland Garros juniors...Compiled an 8-3 career mark in ITF junior finals between 1999-2001...

Married TV host Biljana Sesevic on 4 July 2010 in Belgrade...Guests included Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki...

Coached by German Dirk Hordorff (since Metz in Sept. 2009), physio is Mark Boada and fitness trainer is Bernado Carborel.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2001 -- Made Davis Cup debut for Yugoslavia, winning all three points vs. Poland...Won first Futures title at Yugoslavia #2 (d. Ramirez Hidalgo) and reached final at Yugoslavia #3 (l. to Ramirez Hidalgo)...

2002 -- Won two Futures titles and reached two other finals... Doubles finalist at Bukhara Challenger (w/Winzierl)...

2003 -- Made ATP debut at Indianapolis and reached 2nd RD...Made US Open debut as qualifier (l. to Philippoussis) ...Won Challenger titles in Zell and Torrance...In doubles, reached two Challenger finals...

2004 -- As a qualifier, made debuts at Roland Garros and Wimbledon...Played Davis Cup for first time for Serbia & Montenegro and went 4-2... Won Challenger titles in Ostrava (d. Luczak) and Belo Horizonte (d. Mello)...Also reached three Challenger finals while compiling a 35-21 record...In doubles, won two Challenger titles...

2005 -- Made his Australian Open debut and reached 2nd RD...Posted 3rd RD at Wimbledon with wins over Haas and Lu (l. to T. Johansson)...Went 4-0 in Davis Cup play...In doubles, claimed Napoli Challenger title (w/Vanek)...

2006 -- No. 2 player from Serbia (behind Djokovic) finished in Top 100 for first time...Compiled Challenger record of 31-8 and four titles, winning in Belgrade (d. Cakl) in February, back-to-back in Samarkand (d. Roger-Vasselin) and Bukhara (d. Bopanna) in August and Mons (d. Bogdanovic) in October...Also a finalist on clay in Dresden (l. to Greul)...In ATP competition, advanced to QF in Nottingham and Moscow...

2007 -- Finished in Top 75 and reached 3rd RD at AMS Indian Wells with wins over Srichaphan and No. 20 Hewitt (l. to Ferrer)...In May, captured Zagreb Challenger title (d. Silva) and followed with 3rd RD at Roland Garros...On grass, reached 2nd RD at Queen's, QF at 's-Hertogenbosch and 4th RD at Wimbledon with three straight five-set wins (d. No. 6 Gonzalez in 3rd RD, l. to Ferrero)...At US Open, retired in 2nd RD to Nadal with right rib muscle injury...In October, advanced to his first ATP SF in Moscow.

2008 -- The Serbian No. 2 (behind No. 3 Djokovic) finished in Top 50 for first time highlighted by four ATP QF showings and a personal-best 26 match wins...Opened season with 3rd RD at Australian Open where he lost to Federer 10-8 in fifth set in a 4:27 battle. In February, advanced to QF in Zagreb (l. to Stakhovsky) and following month reached his first AMS QF in Miami (d. No. 11 Youzhny, l. to Davydenko). At Wimbledon, beat No. 6 Roddick in 2nd RD en route to 4th RD (l. to Schuettler) for second straight year. After helping his country qualify into '09 Davis Cup World Group (d. Slovakia), finished season with QF in Metz and St. Petersburg. Went a personal-best 4-5 vs. Top 10 opponents and compiled records of 17-14 on hard, 5-2 on grass and 4-5 on clay. Earned a career-high $573,081.

2009 -- A strong late season run enabled Belgrade native to finish in Top 50 for second straight year…Put together an 11-4 mark after US Open, highlighted by his first ATP World Tour final in Moscow (l. to Youzhny) and SF in Vienna (l. to Melzer) and QF in Metz (l. to Monfils)…Also won Mons Challenger in Belgium (d. Stakhovsky) in October…In May went undefeated (3-0) at ARAG ATP World Team Championship in Düsseldorf to help Serbia claim title…Best Grand Slam result was 3rd RD at Roland Garros (d. Montanes, F. Lopez, l. to Murray)…Won a personal-best 30 matches and compiled marks of 18-12 on hard, 9-10 on clay and 3-3 on grass…Went 1-5 vs. Top 10 opponents with win over No. 10 Monfils in Monte Carlo…Earned a career-high $661,031.

2010 -- The No. 3 Serbian (behind No. 3 Djokovic, No. 28 Troicki) finished in Top 50 for third straight year while helping his country to its first Davis Cup title (d. France 3-2)…Went 3-1 in singles in three ties…Reached SF in Chennai (l. to Cilic) then QF in Dubai (d. No. 4 Murray, l. to Youzhny)…Advanced to first grass final in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Stakhovsky)…Reached SF in Los Angeles, QF in Washington D.C. and 3rd RD at US Open (d. Roddick, l. to Monfils)…Reached QF in St. Petersburg…In doubles, reached first final in Chennai (w/ Lu) and later in Moscow (w/ Troicki).