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- Pronounced: YAN-ko tip-SAH-re-vich
- Age: 30 (22.06.1984)
- Birthplace: Belgrade, Serbia
- Residence: Belgrade, Serbia
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Dirk Hordorff
- Website: http://www.jtipsarevic.com
As of 23.02.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
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...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...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...
On 9 July 2012, "DJ Tipsy" entertained gets at the Stuttgart Players' Party at the Stuttgarter Schankstelle for more than one hour on the mixing console...
Married TV host Biljana Sesevic on 4 July 2010 in Belgrade...Guests included Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki...Physiotherapist is Stefan Duell and fitness trainer is Bernardo Carberol...
2014 -- Missed entire season with a left foot injury (fibromatosis or benign soft tissue tumor). Had 1st surgery on May 28th and due to the recurring problem underwent a 2nd surgery in early September. His last match was in Valencia in October, 2013 (ret. vs. Granollers in 1R)...Will play with protected ranking of No.39, which could be used for 9 tournaments or 9 months...
2013 -- The Serbian No. 2 (behind No. 2 Djokovic) captured his 4th career title in Chennai (d. Bautista Agut) in opening week. Also QF at Bucharest, Munich and Bogota. Finished in Top 50 for 6th year in a row...Best Grand Slam results were 4R at Australian Open (l. to Almagro, ret. with heel injury) and US Open (l. to Ferrer). Also reached 3R at Roland Garros (l. to Youzhny) and fell in 1R at Wimbledon (l. to Troicki)...Helped his country to Davis Cup final vs. Czech Republic by winning 5th and decisive match vs. Canada’s Pospisil. Did not play in final due to right heel injury...Fell out of Top 10 on May 13 after ranking every week in Top 10 since Nov. 14, 2011. Slipped out of Top 20 on Aug. 19 for first time since Aug. 8, 2011...Compiled records of 15-15 on hard, 5-8 on clay and 0-1 on grass. Went 0-2 vs. Top 10 opponents and highest-ranked win came over No. 28 Querrey in Cincinnati...
2012 -- The No. 2 Serb (behind Djokovic) compiled a career-best 57-28 match record and reached 3 finals (1-2). 1 of 2 players (Ferrer) to win at least 20 matches on clay (21-7) and hard courts (31-18)...Put together his 2nd straight Top 10 season by reaching QF or better in 14 tournaments, including SF at ATP Masters 1000 events in Madrid (l. to Federer) and Toronto (l. to Djokovic)...Won 1st title on clay in Stuttgart (d. Monaco). Finalist in Chennai (l. to Raonic) and Gstaad (l. to Bellucci)...Went 11-4 in Grand Slams with QF at US Open (l. to Ferrer in 5th set TB)...Finished No. 9 with career-best 632 aces (7.8 avg.)...Was 24-15 in TBs and had 3-10 record vs. Top 10 opponents, including win over No. 1 Djokovic in QF of Madrid...
2011 -- The No. 2 Serb (behind No. 1 Djokovic) finished in Top 10 for 1st time in his career making the biggest jump in Top 10 from No. 49...On Oct. 2, captured 1st career ATP World Tour title in Kuala Lumpur (d. Baghdatis) in 148th career tournament (in 5th final)…3 weeks later, won title in Moscow, defeating Troicki in first all-Serbian final...Finalist at Delray Beach (l. to del Potro) in February, Eastbourne (l. to Seppi) in June and St. Petersburg (l. to Cilic) in October…Also 3 SF, including Montréal (l. to Fish), and 1st Slam QF at US Open (ret. vs. Djokovic)...Replaced Murray at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London (l. to Berdych, d. No. 1 Djokovic)...Went 3-9 vs. Top 10 foes…42-19 on hard, 6-3 on grass and 6-4 on clay…Earned a career-high $1,692,912...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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...
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)...
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...
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...
2002 -- Won two Futures titles and reached two other finals... Doubles finalist at Bukhara Challenger (w/Winzierl)...
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)...
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