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Former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic announces retirement

Andrew Hendrie in ATP Tour 21 Aug 2019
  • Tipsarevic will retire at the end of the season
  • Serbian's last tournament will be the Davis Cup in Madrid in November
Janko Tipsarevic (PA Images)

Former top 10 star Janko Tipsarevic has announced he will retire at the end of the season, calling time on his 17-year professional career.

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Tipsarevic, 35, took to Instagram to reveal he would be hanging up the racquet in November after the Davis Cup in Madrid.

“It has been a great 16 years. After a lot of soul searching and thinking what is important to me in this stage of my life and what does make me happy, I have decided to retire from professional tennis,” he wrote.


A former World No. 8, two-time U.S. Open quarter-finalist and a winner of four ATP titles throughout his career (and also qualifying for the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals twice in 2011-12), Tipsarevic has been decimated by injuries over the last few seasons, with the Serbian undergoing a total of seven surgeries and going 570 days without a tour-level victory before he beat Bradley Klahn to make the second round of the Miami Masters earlier this season.

The 35-year-old was unranked at various stages between 2014 and 2018 due to all of his injury problems, which included a benign tumour on his left foot, which he underwent surgery for and had to get removed again after it returned, double surgery on his right knee and then three more surgeries on his hamstrings - two on his left and one on his right.

Tipsarevic didn’t play at all between the 2017 U.S. Open and the start of this season, missing 2018 completely and returning with a protected ranking at the Australian Open, where he went out in the opening round to Grigor Dimitrov in four sets.

Overall, Tipsarevic is 5-8 at tour-level in 2019 and will feature in the U.S. Open next week.

“I’m not gonna write a heart breaking speech (yet) where you will all cry since I have still some tennis left in me,” he wrote. “Since I have still some tennis left in me. Apart from US Open next week and several ATP tournaments, my last competition will the Davis Cup in Madrid.”

Tipsarevic made the U.S. Open quarter-finals in 2011 and 2012 and was a Davis Cup champion for Serbia in 2010.


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