Former World No.8 tennis player Janko Tipsarevic makes his way into the second round in Geneva Open after defeating Peter Gojowczyk by using wild-card entry card in the very first round. The 34-year-old Serbian player had toppled over Gojowczyk of Germany with the margin of 7-5, 7-5 on Monday.
Currently, reigning at 317 rank in ATP Men’s singles Tipsarevic missed his last year’s ATP tour followed by the severe hamstring injury which results in his zero ranking points during the season. Now returning back to the clay court season after recovering well the talented tennis player has announced to participate in the main draw of Australia Open 2019.
The Serb who was playing since the age of six had clinched four ATP World Tour titles along with one ATP doubles title, three Futures Championships, and 15 Challenger crowns. Not only this. the Serbian star player had also has victories over top-ranked players including Carlos Moyá, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Andy Roddick. Earlier in 2001,
Apart from the Serb, fifth seeded Moldovan player Radu Albot also progressed to second round of the tournament earlier in the day. The 29-year-old superstar defeated Lorenzo Sonego of Italy in a tough fight by 7-6 (6), 7-6 (3). While 92nd-ranked Hugo Dellien also advances to second round after beating eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi by 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. He also participated in 2013 Wimbledon Championships after which he had a foot injury and it took almost a year for the Serb to make a comeback to the court. Speaking about his injury Tipsarevic said,”my goal and dream would be to come back to the Top 10, and I don’t have many weeks to waste. Later in 2015 he joined back the ATP tour at Miami Masters where he paired up with World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic for men’s doubles championship.
When everybody was celebrating their successful victories in the first round of Geneva Open, former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria has given a day off due to bad weather conditions in the city. Earlier in the day he cruised over two qualifying rounds at the tournament.
Meanwhile, the warm-up sessions for 2019 French Open tournament have also witnessed tough fights this week where two seeded players lost their bout in the last week.