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Tennis: Stuttgart Success for Tipsarevic

Janko TipsarevicJanko Tipsarevic cemented his place in the world’s top ten despite being pushed all the way by Juan Monaco in the final of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

In a match that was being contested by the top two seeds and favourites in the tennis betting , Tipsarevic edged home 6-4 5-7 6-3 and is now at eight in the word rankings while Argentine Monaco is 14th.

After making the decisive break in the ninth game of the first set, Tipsarevic appeared to be on course for a straightforward victory when he moved 4-0 ahead in the second set.

However, Monaco then won five straight games to hold a 5-4 lead over the 28-year-old Serbian and broke Tipsarevic agains in the 12th game to take the second set.

After a rain delay midway through the third set, Monaco lost the last three games to eventually succumb to defeat after two hours and 36 minutes of action.

“It wasn’t an easy match to play, considering the balls were flying everywhere," said Tipsarevic afterwards.
"It wasn’t really easy to be aggressive, but I felt I was the better player in the third set. I had a huge chance at 4-0 up in the second set, but instead of being more aggressive, I became passive. Luckily, I managed to come back.”

It was Tipsarevic’s first tournament victory of the year, although he was beaten by Milos Raonic in the final of the Chennai Open six months ago.

Meanwhile, the top seed also won the Swedish Open in Bastad as David Ferrer claimed his fifth ATP title of the season by beating his Spanish compatriot and second seed Nicolas Almargro 6-2 6-2.

The result was not a surprise as, in the 11 matches between the two men, Ferrer has won them all and his latest US Open Tennis odds   suggest he may trouble the game’s ‘big three’ at Flushing Meadows later this summer.

Last Updated 17 April 2014
Tennis: Stuttgart success for Tipsarevic