Janko Tipsarevic is making his first appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship this year. He is currently ranked No. 9 in the world, and reached the Quarterfinals at the US Open in 2012. Janko was a member of the victorious 2010 Serbian Davis Cup team.
In 2011 he captured his first ATP World Tour title In Kuala Lumpur and then three weeks later captured the title in Moscow. He also reached his first Grand Slam Quarterfinal at the US Open, as well as breaking into the top 10 of the world rankings for the first time in his career.
Janko began playing tennis at the age of six and at the age of eight, in April 1993, he began playing at “AS” New Belgrade Tennis Club with Russian Coach Roman Savochkin. His father, Pavel, is a professer and his mother, Vesna, is a housewife. His grandmother keeps a journal on her grandson. He has one younger brother, Veljko, who is a college student.
Tipsarevic speaks Serbian, English and Russian. He finished high school and in 2006 completed university work in Belgrade, studying Sports Management. He enjoys snowboarding, house music, and reading psychiatry books of Nietzsche and Dostojevski. He has a tattoo on his left arm with the inscription “Beauty will save the world” which is from Dostojevski.
Janko’s idols growing up were Kafelnikov and Agassi. He prefers playing on slow hard courts and clay. As a junior he finished No. 2 in the world rankings in 2001, won the Australian Open junior championship and reached the Quarterfinals at the French Open junior championship. He compiled an 8-3 career mark in ITF junior finals between 1999 and 2001.
On July 9, 2012 “DJ Tipsy” entertained guests at the Stuttgart Players’ Party at the Stuttgarter Schankstelle for more than one hour on the mixing console.