Tipsarevic Prevails In Stockholm Swan Song
Janko Tipsarevic is bringing his celebrated 17-year ATP Tour career to a close at the Intrum Stockholm Open. The Serbian announced on Monday that Stockholm will be his final ATP Tour event before he retires in November after the Davis Cup Finals.
But Tipsarevic isn’t content with making this week a mere nostalgia moment. He wrapped up the evening session with a convincing 6-2, 6-4 win over #NextGenATP Frenchman Corentin Moutet. Tipsarevic broke the Frenchman four times and dominated most of the baseline rallies in their 73-minute clash.
The Serbian has won four ATP Tour titles in his career, reached two US Open quarter-finals (2011-2012) and peaked at No. 8 in the ATP Rankings in 2012. Next up for Tipsarevic is top-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini.
Eighth-seeded Brit Daniel Evans won a hard-fought 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 battle with Aussie Bernard Tomic and awaits the winner of #NextGenATP Norwegian Casper Ruud and Serbian Filip Krajinovic. Italian Stefano Travaglia scored the upset of the day with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory over sixth-seeded American Reilly Opelka. Travaglia will play Japanese Yuichi Sugita or Swede Elias Ymer for a place in the quarter-finals.