Posted January 14, 2013 on
AP on Fox
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 great results,'' Tipsarevic said during a humorous on-court interview after beating Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3 in the first-round of the Australian Open on Monday.
Hewitt's first-round exit brought an abrupt halt to his long-running effort to end a drought for Australian men at Melbourne Park dating back to 1976. He has played a record 17 consecutive Australian Opens and was cheered on by a packed center court crowd that chanted his name: ''Let's go Lleyton, let's go!''
The 3-hour, 2-minute match was filled with exciting points and fast-paced scrambling on b...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(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...