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Janko Tipsarevic reached his 13th quarterfinal of the season by defeating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-4 Thursday at the Erste Bank Open.
Tipsarevic will face Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the quarterfinals. Bedene edged Donald Young of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3.
The ninth-ranked Tipsarevic, who is looking to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, dropped serve once in each set but dominated play from the baselines.
''I have to be pumped for every single point and not think what's going on behind me or ahead of me,'' he said. ''The only thing I care about now is winning my next match. I don't think about winning the tournament or about reaching London.''
Tipsarevic said his new attitude developed after Serbia won the Davis Cup, helping him become a consistent top-10 player this year.
''I don't feel I improved my forehand, backhand or serve dramatically,'' he said. ''I just feel that now I am ...
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Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic won in straight sets on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Erste Bank Open.
Del Potro defeated Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-2, 6-2 to line up a match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Second-seeded Tipsarevic was leading 6-2, 4-2 when Aljaz Bedene retired with a left thigh injury.
Tipsarevic will play Grega Zemlja...
Janko Tipsarevic reached the Erste Bank Open semifinals after Aljaz Bedene retired with a left thigh injury during their match on Friday.
The ninth-ranked Serb, who was leading 6-2, 4-2, will play either third-seeded Tommy Haas or Grega Zemlja for a place in Sunday's final.
Bedene was broken at 2-2. Tipsarevic dominated the match from then on as Bedene became hampered by the...
Juan Martin del Potro reached his fourth final of the season by defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
A runner-up last year, the top-seeded Argentine will play either second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic or Grega Zemlja of Slovenia in Sunday's final.
The match consisted mainly of short rallies featured no breaks of serve. Del Potro...
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro won his 12th career title Sunday, beating qualifier Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open.
It's only the second indoor title for the Argentine, who was playing his first event since returning from a right wrist injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
At 2-2 in the opening set, the eighth-ranked Del Potro lost serve...