Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic hits a return against Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov during their Kremlin Cup tennis match in Moscow October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (RUSSIA – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Top seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia won the Kremlin Cup title on Sunday in Moscow with a 6-4, 6-2 over countryman and defending champion Viktor Troicki.
“It was really tough,” said Tipsarevic. “We were both tight. You could cut the tension with a knife. It was like a nightmare to play against your friend. It was not a suprise that we played the final, as we were the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds here. Kuala Lumpur was more emotional because it was my first ATP World Tour title but here I was more nervous as I was playing Viktor.”
“This was the first time we had an All-Serbian final, ATP or WTA,” said Triocki, “so it was a bit strange at the beginning for both of us. Janko deserved to win, as he was the better player today. We both played pretty good but he was more aggressive.”
The win provided pre...