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Serbian tennis player who reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in 2011 and 2012. He twice defeated fellow countryman Novak Djokovic while Djokovic was ranked #1 in the world.
He started playing tennis when he was eight years old.
In 2001, as a member of the Yugoslav Davis Cup team he won all three matches against Poland in the Group II quarterfinal, helping the team to a 3–2 win. 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 tournament in Germany, he made his ATP Tour 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.
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 Lu Yen-hsun, 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 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.
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.
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. The win saw him rise to world No. 48, his first time inside the top 50.
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 Bank Austria-TennisTrophy, beating eighth seed John Isner, Michael Berrer and 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.
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 Australian Open, losing to Tommy Haas in five sets. He lost in the opening rounds at the Zagreb Indoors and the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam. At the 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.
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 on 17 January 2014.
In his free time, he plays music as a DJ. He is also a fan of the football club FC Barcelona. In March 2011, Tipsarević mentioned that he reads the Bible, although he does not believe in God. And that although he doesn't believe [in God] in present time, he feels the need to know exactly what is written in [the Bible] and not only to hear the details from other people.
Tipsarević began 2012 at the ATP Aircel Chennai Open, making the final but losing to Milos Raonic. At the 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.
In 2014, Tipsarević underwent foot surgery in Frankfurt for the injury suffered in Valencia. The operation was successful, and he hoped to resume his career soon.
Tipsarević has played for the Serbian Davis Cup team every year from 2000 to 2013 and has last played in 2016. During his playing time the country was known as FR Yugoslavia until 2003, Serbia and Montenegro between 2003 and 2006 and Serbia since 2006. 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 34–15 in singles and 7–3 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, Tipsarević together with Novak Djokovic, Nenad Zimonjić, and Slobodan Živojinović received their Davis Cup Commitment Award, which is granted to players who have shown long-standing dedication to representing their country in the competition.
Janko married Biljana Šešević.
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