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freesbee 02-19-2007 10:53 PM

News and Articles about Janko
 
Well this thread we can use to post everything we can find on Janko, articles and interviews and other stuff, just so this forum has some structure lol. I'll start off with this article from Rotterdam 1st round.

Fighting spirit helps Rochus win from Tipsarevic

19-02-2007
Olivier Rochus undeniably has mental resilience, enough to tip the scales in his favour during his match against Janko Tipsarevic. The best tennis player from Wallonia saw defeat staring him in the face, but refused to give up and ended up winning a very exciting game of tennis. With 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, Rochus is now placed for the second round.

Tipsarevic, a Serbian sporting fashionable glasses similar to those worn by football legend Edgar Davids, played a strong game, leading with a set and a break. Then, to everyone’s surprise, including his own, he lost control of the second set. Tipsarevic was visibly frustrated and showed it by furiously throwing his racket on the ground several times. He then went on to waste three of his four serves in the second set.
In the decisive set, Tipsarevic, at 91 in the world ranking, which is 56 places lower than Rochus, left a number of chances for a break unexploited, with moments of tense excitement and heated ball exchanges as a result. At 4-4, the Serbian dropped the serve, allowing the Belgian to serve the rest of the match.

http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/

freesbee 05-30-2007 05:35 PM

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Day 4 - An interview with Janko Tipsarevic - Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Video Interview


Transcribed Interview


Q. Can could you sum up how was the game for you? Was it a big surprise or did you feel quite soon that Marat was not in a good day?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: I was not thinking before I started the match that Marat is like a big, huge favorite of the match, first of all, because I played him one time before and was really, really close to beat him in most quarterfinal end of last year.

And second of all, I know that this year, he hasn't been playing really great on clay courts. I think he won three or four matches or so. So I was thinking that this might be my chance to progress to the third round.

Q. If I look at your biography here, it says that your grandmother keeps a journal on you. What kind of a mark or what can she write about you after today's match beating Safin? What do you think?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, she's actually not writing a journal, but she is collecting pictures and stuff like that from newspapers that go out in Serbia and sometimes abroad, in foreign countries.

But, for sure, this is one of my biggest wins in my professional career, and I'm just really happy that I stayed focus since the beginning until the end of the match and winning the match in three sets.

Q. Do you think that with the victories for Ivanovic, for you, for Djokovic, are the Serbian players, do you think reacting, to each other's success and that is driving them forward?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: I am really grateful for every Serbian player that is better ranked or is a better player than me, because that thing is awaking in me this positive jealousy that if he can do it, why can't I do it?

And of course if he's from the same country, I'm taking Novak as an example now, of course his wins are really, really big influence on me, in thinking that I can be much better than whatever, 80, or whatever my ranking is at the moment.

Q. And how many good young players do you have in the country? How many good teenage players are there perhaps who can maintain this new tradition of Serbian tennis success?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: We have a few good juniors, I would say two or three boys and one or two girls. I'm not sure of their ITF junior rankings.

But the thing is, people have to understand that all that we have in tennis here became from mud, from nothing. No one invested one dollar or one Euro into any one of our players, including Ana, Jelena, Novak, and Boris, and all the guys who are here today except their parents. There was no big tennis academy. There was no big tennis federation behind their success. Nobody was investing anything.

So the only people who are ‑‑ who we can say thanks today are our families.

Q. The Serbians have more of a tradition in team sports. Why did you go into an individual sport?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: My father was a soccer coach. So when I was little, I was actually playing soccer for a year. I was pretty good, but I had, if I can call it, an injury or something like that. And, you know, when you're small and someone hits you, you don't want to do it anymore. So I decided at six and a half, almost seven years to start playing tennis. It was so I don't break stuff in the house, so I have somewhere else to run. And I mean, my family was ‑‑ of course, it was nothing to support at that time. The started thinking seriously when I started making results abroad, so in foreign countries.

When I was winning tournaments in Serbia was still, Well, he's playing good, talented, whatever, but when I started being No. 1 in Europe and 12 and 14, then things got a little more serious.

Q. A lot of your compatriots have chosen to leave or spend time in other countries. Has that been the case for you or you have pretty much stayed and trained in Serbia?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: No.

Q. Since you were young?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: I was training in Serbia. I was trained by a Russian coach, Roman Savochkin, who was my coach since childhood for like 13 years. So most of my practices was in Serbia. I don't know would I be maybe a better player now if I was practicing in Florida or Barcelona, Valencia, or some other big camps around the world, but the thing is I can ‑‑ I have this problem also where I cannot go on tour too long, for a few weeks, maybe a month, then I have to go home for a few days to recharge my batteries and then go again.

Q. Do you ever practice with Novak back in Serbia or when you're on the road?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: Every time when we have a chance, we practice together. We are good friends apart from the tennis court. But it's hard because he's not staying in Serbia for too long. I was also traveling to Italy because my ex‑coach for a year and a half was Italian. So I would rather practice with a Serbian guy than with a guy that comes from another country. It's much easier. You speak the same language and know each other since juniors and it's better, actually.

Q. I read that you like to read some books about psychiatry. Do you want to be one to Marat, for example?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, Marat is, in my opinion, maybe the most talented player in the world. I think for him ‑‑ this might sound a little bit harsh, but for him tennis is like a toy, because when it's interesting for him, no one in the world can beat him. But then when it's not interesting for him, he just doesn't, you know, show his talent or his tennis the way he can play, you know.

So I mean, I know that Marat was not at his best today, and I'm really happy that I used that to the fullest, winning three sets to Love.

Q. Do you think that with all you guys are doing for Serbian tennis you could, in a few years, compete with football or basketball that I think right now are more popular?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: I think at the moment tennis is mainly because of Novak, Ana, and Jelena, tennis is the No. 1 sport in Serbia right now. Actually, a few days ago I just found out that we are going to play our Davis Cup tie against Australia in September in 20,000‑seat arena. So that's really, really huge. Thinking that six, seven years ago, I was the No. 1 ranked player with 700 or something when I was a junior, I mean, I really think nobody in Serbia will dream that today we will have three top 10 players, one top 10 doubles guys ‑‑ doubles player and a few guys, like, in the top 100.

Q. Do you think with all you're doing, maybe federation or the state will put some money on tennis academies?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: The thing is, I'm not blaming the federation. We had really bad political issues. We had Milosevic in power, who not only destroyed the country but completely destroyed our sport. There was nothing happening in Serbia.

But our federation now is building a tennis center, and tennis is starting to be so popular you can really not imagine. For example, from a personal experience, I have a friend who is trying to start to work as a coach. He cannot find a free court until September. Everything is completely booked. Kids, younger, older people, it's completely booked. So tennis is growing really, really fast.



link to the transcript and the video: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/ne...536383765.html

Grofica 05-30-2007 07:30 PM

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they made a mistake and wrote Novak Djokovic :haha:

Grofica 05-30-2007 07:38 PM

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wow I think I've never heard Janko speeking in english he sounds like Russuian who speaks english :lol:

Jelena_78 06-10-2007 10:00 PM

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Janko will play against Dule in the first round of Queen's!
again!!!:fiery: :shout:

Grofica 06-11-2007 09:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jelena_78 (Post 5502037)
Janko will play against Dule in the first round of Queen's!
again!!!:fiery: :shout:

you most be joking :eek: :eek: unbelievable

Grul' 06-11-2007 12:56 PM

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freesbee, if you use screencaps (made by me) from my site, please add the link too, ok?

Jelena_78 06-13-2007 07:22 PM

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According to Entry List,Janko is playing in Hertogenbosch next week.
Does anyone know if he has some points to defend from last year,or he can only advance...?
Thanks.
Janko keep going,man. :cool:
We all know you can play tight matches with top 10-20 players,you just need to know how to finish them. Believe in yourself!:yeah:

Tennis-Chick 06-13-2007 09:34 PM

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He played Nottingham last year and got to the quarters, so he has 45 points to defend.

Jelena_78 06-14-2007 09:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tennis-Chick (Post 5517720)
He played Nottingham last year and got to the quarters, so he has 45 points to defend.

I forgot to say 'THANKS!'.
I saw later atptennis site has results from last and years before.:wavey:

freesbee 06-17-2007 08:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Grul' (Post 5504503)
freesbee, if you use screencaps (made by me) from my site, please add the link too, ok?

um sure, but I made the screencaps myself here :shrug:

freesbee 06-30-2007 10:13 AM

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Match Reports

Fifth Seed Gonzalez Crashes Out

Friday, 29 June, 2007

Fernando Gonzalez, the fifth seed, was knocked out of The Championships by Janko Tipsarevic, the 23-year-old Serb, in an epic three hours and 35 minutes third round match, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6

It was Tipsarevic’s first victory over a top 10 player and it will be his first appearance in the round of 16 at any grand slam event. But he was made to work for it by the gritty Chilean, who was the losing finalist at the Australian Open earlier this year.

The two had met before, only two weeks previously when Tipsarevic let slip a match point he held during their second round clash at Queen’s. This time he held his nerve on Centre Court.

Tipsarevic, ranked 64, is not yet as popular in Serbia as his better known compatriots Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Novak Djokovic, but that looks set to change if he can keep performing like today. He was rewarded with an early break, which he protected to claim the opening the set within 30-minutes.

Gonzalez, a Wimbedon quarter-finalist two years ago, pulled himself together by adapting a more aggressive approach, deploying his trademark forehand to greater effect to take the set. That shot, known as the “Mano de Piedra” (Stone Hand) in his home country, began to show a few cracks in the third set, allowing Tipsarevic to edge ahead.

Gonzalez had four chances to get back on serve as Tipsarevic struggled to close out the set. The Serb was hurrying his shots and making errors when a bit more patience was required but he finally succeeded on his second set point after five deuces.

In a fit of frustration, Gonzalez slammed his racket on to the turf, no doubt realising the size of the task ahead of him. Rain forced a temporary halt to the match with the score 3-2 in the South American’s favour.

Whatever pep talk he received during the break seemed to do the trick although, on resumption, Gonzales again resorted to slamming his racket into the court when he failed to achieve his objective in the first game. However, four games later he did, with his big forehand forcing the Serb into errors. Gonzalez then claimed the set with a deftly played backhand volley into the corner.

Gonzalez lost his opening serve at the start of the decider but recovered in explosive fashion, bludgeoning Tipsarevic into submission with that Stone Hand to swing the match his way after collecting five games on the trot. He came within two points of making it six and victory but failed. Then he lost his serve when serving for the match in one of the most hard-hitting exchanges of the contest.

Tipsarevic kept up the pressure on his opponent, adopting a more adventurous style of play. He saved a match point when Gonzalez became too cautious with his play, waiting for an error to come his way instead of hitting winners. The Serb was attacking Gonzalez with ground strokes that constantly stretched the Chilean. He achieved the crucial break and served out the match, sealing it with an ace.

Written by Henry Wancke

Grofica 06-30-2007 05:21 PM

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from Wimbledon site :)

With his jet-black hair, tattoos and facial piercings, Janko "Tipsy" Tipsarevic may look a little different from the average Wimbledon contender but, after his Centre Court victory over fifth seed Fernando Gonzalez, he is fast becoming a huge crowd favourite.

Tipsarevic is another of the emerging shining stars of Serbian tennis, although lesser known than the likes of women's number three seed Jelena Jankovic, number six seed Ana Ivanovic, and the men's world number four Novak Djokovic.

But a few more matches like his epic three hour, 35 minute battle with Gonzalez and Tipsarevic may well end up as the most famous of that quartet.

He certainly has some pedigree. The 23-year-old was ranked number one for his age in the under-14s, under-16s and under-18s and, although he has taken his time to find his feet at the senior level, he is now ranked 64 and looks ready to continue his rise up the rankings.

Coming back from a match point down against the Chilean gave Tipsarevic his first victory over a top 10 player but he was quick to credit the support he received from the Centre Court fans - who quickly dubbed him "Tipsy" - as an important factor in his success.

He said: “The thing is, I think the crowd likes a fight. The crowd likes to see someone beating and trying to beat and competing with the number five in the world.

"Ever since I was a kid, my dream was to win matches on Centre Court of Wimbledon because for me this is the biggest tournament in the world. Not because I won today. I was saying this since I was 12, since I started playing tennis.

“We don't have one hard court in the country. Tennis, as I know, is played 71% on something else except clay. We have five carpet courts. Everything else is clay. That's it."

He said he finds it hard to believe that he is just one of a whole group of young Serbs storming to the top in tennis and explains that they hardly had a perfect platform to succeed. "The situation in the country was really bad. I would like to use this opportunity to thank my family because when I was growing up as a tennis player, there were no sponsors, no Federation, no nothing.

"I'm not blaming the Federation or anything. It's just that the political situation of the country was a complete mess. I mean, everything was going down. Tennis is one of the most expensive sports in the world so how it is possible we have so good players today, I really don't know.”

He parted with his coach Alberto Castellani earlier this year after being under his guidance for almost a year and a half, but he still pays tribute to the contribution that has been a key part in his rise.

“This year when we started working on clay court, it didn't work so well. I just felt that I need a change. It's just part of being a professional.

"I still talk to him. Actually, I talked to him yesterday. He gave me some suggestions and advice for the match with Gonzalez. He's a great person. He has a huge heart. We didn't finish forever. Maybe one day we will start to work again.”

It is hard not to fail to notice Tipsarevic’s tattoos on both arms, which he said both have huge significance for him: “The left one is ‘Beauty will save the world’ and the right one is the first two letters of the names of the members of my family: father, mother, me and brother.

“In my free time I like to read. One of my favorite writers is the Russian guy, Dostoyevsky. The quote, ‘The beauty will save the world’ is from a book called ‘Idiot’ where the main character believes in the idea that the inner beauty will save the world, and because of that idea he dies at the end.

"This book means a lot to me in my personal ways because I have ideas about life because of this quote.”

Tipsarevic now moves into the second week and the last 16 where he comes up against Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain, who defeated him in five sets in the second round of last year’s Australian Open. The winner is likely to face the defending champion and world number one Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and, if he gets that far, that may be the day the Serb becomes a true star.

Written by Tim Westmacott

Grofica 07-04-2007 04:24 PM

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From Wimbledon site Novak was asked this question :)

Q. What makes Tipsarevic such a special guy?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's more a question for him to answer about him. What I can say is that the tennis has grown a lot, basically from zero to hero in Serbia. It's probably the No. 1 sport. We are all proud of it. We are trying really to do our best to present, first of all, ourselves and then the country, in the best possible way. I think we are doing a great job and really happy for it.

You know Janko was actually a bit struggling lately in the start of the year and end of the last year 'cause there was a lot of attention on Jankovic, Ivanovic and myself, Zimonjic. He was kind of in shadow of us in the media.

It was very difficult for him to break it through mentally, but he did it. I'm really happy for him. He's a big fighter, great competitor. He has unbelievable record in five sets. I think he lost maybe in all his career two or three and he won 15 or something.

So here he won three five setters, which is incredible. That means he's physically very strong. Now I think he's top 50. So I can say that he's going to have a pretty good year.

Q. He caused quite a stir here at Wimbledon. Do you think you'd have had more games on the show courts if you had an eyebrow stud and tattoos up your arm?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, I don't think so. I'm not interested in tattoos. I'm not comments on that.

freesbee 09-01-2007 01:44 PM

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In Battle of the Injured, Nadal Survives
By Brian Cleary
Friday, August 31, 2007

It wasn't pretty, but it will work for Rafael Nadal.

Exactly what Nadal needed to happen for him to continue his quest to win did—or at the very least continue playing here at the Open. Walking out on Arthur Ashe Stadium with tons of issues surrounding the tendonitis in his left knee, the biggest question tonight was simply whether or not he would default. But Nadal ran into an opponent physically worse off than himself.

Janko Tipsarevic, a 23-year-old Serb who reached the Round of 16 at Wimbledon this year, also has been battling tendonitis in his knees, which may explain—at least partially—why a still not 100-percent Nadal was able to jump out ahead in this match, winning the first set 6-2 off two breaks of serve. But it was an unexpected rib injury that ultimately did in Tipsarevic. He defaulted in the third set, giving Nadal the victory 6-2, 6-3, 3-2 ret.

"I feel better today, a lot more comfortable," Nadal said after the match, looking surprisingly optimistic. "Surely I’m not 100 percent just yet. But so much better than the other day."

Nadal had almost defaulted from the Open before his first-round match, and then went out and looked inhibited in his movement in his first round encounter against unknown wild-card Alun Jones, needing four sets to prevail. Tonight he looked like he wasn't quite as hobbled, but still a long way from the player who has taken on Roger Federer in the final of the last two Grand Slams, winning at Roland Garros.

"Coming back from the injury, it’s difficult to run 100 percent because you always have on your mind the knee," he said.

Nadal’s success tonight will shine deserved light on his already well-documented toughness, for he played with heart despite his pain. But it shines an equal amount of attention, in many ways, on the famous Italian doctor, Peir Francesco Parra, who is here treating players from the Italian Tennis Federation and is also treating Nadal in a hotel in New York City.

Parra, who is called "The Magician," by a number of world-class athletes, has a special machine with five different lasers that purportedly speed up the healing of strained muscles and tendons. Nadal has been going to Parra’s hotel for treatment three times a day.

"Thank god his hotel is near mine," Nadal said in a tennis blog for the Times of London.

It’s worth noting that Nadal only spent one-hour and 38-minutes out on court tonight, which went a long way in keeping the wear-and-tear on his knees to a minimum. He next takes on big-hitting Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, the No. 74-ranked player in the world.

"It’s very, very difficult," Nadal said about his injury and dealing with the fact that he’s always struggled a bit here at the Open. "But I am improving, I feel better, and that’s always positive."


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