TIPSAREVIC SETS FEDERER CLASH
Janko Tipsarevic won on his Basel debut.
Serbian Janko Tipsarevic will face three-time former champion and top seed Roger Federer in the second round of the Swiss Indoors Basel after winning his opening match against Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4 at the ATP World Tour 500 indoor hard court tennis tournament Tuesday.
World No. 46 Tipsarevic, who is making his main draw debut in Basel, broke serve three times from four opportunities to seal his 25th tour-level match win of the season in 74 minutes. The 26-year-old is coming off a quarter-final showing in St. Petersburg and reached his second career ATP World Tour final in ’s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Stakhovsky) in June.