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Tennis Grand Stand:
James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds.
Lleyton Hewitt is defeated by Janko Tipsarevic during the first round of the Australian Open
By James Crabtree
A day before Lleyton Hewitt’s encounter with 8th seed Janko Tipsarevic the Aussie legend was in a defiant practically Federer-esque mood.
”I don’t care. I’ll knock him off, try to take his spot in the draw,” said the tour veteran playing his seventeenth Australian Open.
And Hewitt, the number one player in the world in 2001, had good reason to be confident. Only last week he had beaten Raonic, Berdych and Del Potro in succession on way to victory at the Kooyong invitational.
With victories such as these, “Rusty” — as he is known to both friends and The Fanatics — with his raucous disciples, had good reason to be confident.
The giant roof opened shortly before the evening match exposing some late sunshine and waiting seag...
BEST OF MAXIM
Lleyton Hewitt's record 17th consecutive Australian Open campaign ended in a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3 first-round loss to eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on Monday night.
The former No. 1 player qualified for his first Australian Open when he was 15. He will turn 32 next month. Nobody in the Open era has played more consecutive Australian Opens than Hewitt, a former U.S. Open...
Time and injuries may have wearied his body, but nothing seems to have reduced Lleyton Hewitt's bravado. The two-time Grand Slam champion takes to the court on Monday night for his 17th consecutive Australian Open.
Asked Sunday whether he felt unlucky to have drawn the eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic in the first round, Hewitt replied: ''I don't care. I'll knock...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 14, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic ground out victory in just over three hours against former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in a thrilling three set encounter on Rod Laver Arena in Monday’s evening session 7-6(4), 7-5, 6-3.
“I cannot tell you how happy that I am, first of all, that I managed to win, and second of all...
His heavily tattoed arms include one in Japanese that says, ''Beauty Will Save the World.''
No. 8-ranked Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia says his wife has barred him from getting more - and he listens to her because his rise through the rankings started when they married in 2010.
''Honestly, I don't know why but from the moment I got married I started producing...
Janko Tipsarevic in press
By Evan Valeri
“Beauty will save the world.”
Written in Japanese and adorning the left arm of current ATP number nine ranked player Janko Tipsarevic, this is just one of many tattoos that make Tipsarevic stand out from the crowd. His tattoos along with the sporty Oakley glasses he wears make Janko an unforgettable figure in tennis. Separating himself...
(January 14, 2013) A look at some the questions and answers from day one of the 2013 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Q. You have now gotten a double bagel win at every slam. It completes your double bagel slam or calendar slam. Is that something you’re proud of? (Editor’s note – Sharapova needs a double bagel at Wimbledon to complete...