Former World Number eight tennis player, Janko Tipsarevic has announced his retirement from professional tennis. The Serb will be setting aside his racquets after he represents his nation, Serbia in the Davis Cup 2019 finals in Madrid.
World Number 257, Janko Tipsarevic will be present at the US Open 2019. At Flushing Meadows, he has his personal best Grand Slam record of reaching the quarterfinals of US Open for two consecutive years (2011 and 2012).
“It has been a great 16 years. After a lot of soul searching and thinking about what is important to me in this stage of my life and what does make me happy, I have decided to retire from professional tennis.
I’m not gonna write a heartbreaking speech(yet) where you will all cry ? since I have still some tennis left in me. Apart from the US Open next week and several ATP tournaments, my last competition will the Davis Cup in Madrid.
In the following years my main focus will be, my family, franchising our Tennis Academy and International coaching for several weeks per year. Thank you all for your ongoing support.
Janko,” the Serbian posted on his Instagram.
In Serbia’s Davis Cup, Janko Tipsarevic holds highest number singles wins, recording 34-15 win-loss aggregate. He played for Serbian Davis Cup team from 2000 to 2013. He defeated his World Number one compatriot, Novak Djokovic at ATP Finals 2011 and Madrid Open 2012.
Along with, Novak Djokovic, Viktor Troicki, and Nenad Zimonjic, Janko Tipsarevic was part of the winning Serbian team at Davis Cup 2010. They defeated Team France in the final. To commemorate their win, the Serbians shaved their heads on the court and wore a bald cut. That victory was one of the most memorable moments of his career.
After his Davis Cup win, Janko Tipsarevic pulled off his first two titles of his career in 2011, the first one came at Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur and the next at Kremlin Cup, Moscow.