(January 6, 2013) World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia rebounded from dropping the first set to top Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the final of the Chennai Open on Sunday. For Tipsarevic, it’s his fourth ATP World Tour title
The Serb lost to Milos Raonic in last year’s final.
“I was mentally stable and was not worried when I was one set down,” said Tipsarevic. “I didn’t play my best tennis in every match this week, but I am happy to win the title. I really wanted to win this tournament as it is my sixth time here.
“This match was pretty similar to my semi-final win over Aljaz Bedene. I was too passive in the first set and I was relying on Roberto making mistakes in his first ATP World Tour final. I was hoping he would be anxious. I gave him too much time to swing on his forehand. The only way I won, was to step closer to the baseline and I needed to move him around. Physically, as the match wore on, he became tired.”
Bautista-Agut, who beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, had problems with a leg injury and needed a medical time out during the second set.
“I was serving really well and playing my best tennis against Janko in the first set, but then I couldn’t keep it up throughout the match,” the Spaniard said.
“I improved a lot last year and won a lot of matches, which gave me confidence and experience. I worked hard in the pre-season, with a lot of motivation, and did well this week.”
RESULTS – SUNDAY, 6 JANUARY, 2013
Singles – Final
 J Tipsarevic (SRB) d R Bautista Agut (ESP) 36 61 63
Doubles – Final
B Paire (FRA) / S Wawrinka (SUI) d A Begemann (GER) / M Emmrich (GER) 62 61