Tipsarevic wins first tournament of the year at Stuttgart


Top-seed and world No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia won his first title of the year, besting Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 on Sunday in a rain-delayed Mercedes Cup final in Stuttgart. It’s his first clay-court title.

“I feel great. I honestly still don’t believe I won the title, considering that in almost every match I was hanging to lose,” said the Serb. “There were a lot of ups and downs. I think my mental attitude was the key for me – fighting from the first to the very last point. I think that is one of the reasons why I managed to win the title.

“It wasn’t an easy match to play, considering the balls were flying everywhere. It wasn’t really easy to be aggressive, but I felt I was the better player in the third set. I had a huge chance at 4-0 up in the second set, but instead of being more aggressive, I became passive. Luckily, I managed to come back.”

For his efforts along with a check, Tipsarevic received a new Mercedes-Benz SLK Blue BlueEFFICIENCY car.

“I don’t want to call it a deal, but I have pretty solid car at home, so I don’t need it,” said Tipsarevic. “But my wife [Biljana] and I had our anniversary a couple of days back. She also had her birthday. So I promised her the car, if I won the tournament. The points go to me.”

“I want to play London at the end of the year, I really do. Last year, my goal was to reach the Top 20 [in the South African Airways ATP Rankings]. Instead of that I reached the Top 10 and was reserve in London. You don’t get to play with the Top 8 unless you fight for every point.”


ATP Bastad, Stuttgart, Umag – Monday Results, Tuesday Schedules

Results – Monday, July 9, 2012

SkiStar Swedish Open

Singles – First Round
[WC] T Robredo (ESP) d [8] A Ungur (ROU) 64 62
S Bolelli (ITA) d P Capdeville (CHI) 76(5) 76(3)
J Zopp (EST) d [WC] C Lindell (SWE) 62 62
J Hajek (CZE) d F Delbonis (ARG) 76(3) 63

Doubles – First Round
M Elgin (RUS) / M Kukushkin (KAZ) d [WC] F Bergevi (SWE) / F Simonsson (SWE) 61 62

Stuttgart, Germany

Singles – First Round
[WC] D Brown (GER) d [6] N Davydenko (RUS) 75 36 76(7) – saved 1 M.P.
S Darcis (BEL) d A Montanes (ESP) 62 64
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) 62 63

Doubles – First Round
[3] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) d C Stebe (GER) / B Tomic (AUS) 62 63
[WC] M Emmrich (GER) / B Phau (GER) d T Bellucci (BRA) / E Schwank (ARG) 75 46 10-6



Singles – First Round
[7] M Klizan (SVK) d [WC] A Bedene (SLO) 62 62
[WC] A Kuznetsov (RUS) d D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) 63 57 76(5)
M Bachinger (GER) d J Sousa (POR) 67(5) 61 76(6)

Doubles – First Round
B Kavcic (SLO) / J Pospisil (CZE) d [WC] F Skugor (CRO) / A Veic (CRO) 61 63


SkiStar Swedish Open
CENTRE COURT start 11:00 am

H Zeballos (ARG) vs J Souza (BRA)
[7] F Volandri (ITA) vs [WC] M Ryderstedt (SWE)
[5] M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs D Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
F Delbonis (ARG) / A Ramos (ESP) vs [4] J Brunstrom (SWE) / D Norman (BEL)

COURT 1 start 11:00 am
M Berrer (GER) vs [Q] A Giannessi (ITA)
R Bautista-Agut (ESP) vs [Q] I Minar (CZE)
[Q] E Korolev (KAZ) vs [Q] T Alves (BRA)
[3] P Hanley (AUS) / J Knowle (AUT) vs O Charroin (FRA) / D Molchanov (UKR)

COURT 2 start 12:00 noon
F Gil (POR) vs M Ilhan (TUR)
J Souza (BRA) / H Zeballos (ARG) vs S Bolelli (ITA) / A Giannessi (ITA) – After Suitable Rest


CENTER COURT start 12:00 noon
T Bellucci (BRA) vs [WC] R Kern (GER)
B Paire (FRA) vs P Petzschner (GER)
Not Before 4:25 PM
[8] [WC] T Haas (GER) vs [Q] I Andreev (RUS)
C Stebe (GER) vs [7] L Kubot (POL)
Not Before 7:30 PM
[1] D Brown (GER) / C Kas (GER) vs [WC] R Kern (GER) / J Struff (GER)

ENBW COURT start 11:00 am
B Phau (GER) vs [Q] M Fischer (AUT)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [Q] P Cervenak (SVK)
Not Before 6:00 PM
P Andujar (ESP) / G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs I Andreev (RUS) / N Davydenko (RUS) – After Suitable Rest

GRAND STAND start 11:00 am
F Cipolla (ITA) vs T Kamke (GER)
L Rosol (CZE) vs [5] R Haase (NED)
[Q] J Reister (GER) vs J Chardy (FRA)
Not Before 4:00 PM
F Cipolla (ITA) / R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs T Kamke (GER) / P Marx (GER)


CENTRE COURT start 5:30 pm
B Kavcic (SLO) vs A Veic (CRO)
Not Before 8:00 PM
[5] C Berlocq (ARG) vs I Dodig (CRO)
M Cilic (CRO) / L Zovko (CRO) vs [2] D Bracciali (ITA) / F Fognini (ITA)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm
K Beck (SVK) vs F Fognini (ITA)
[WC] M Pavic (CRO) vs [6] J Ferrero (ESP)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs [Q] G Fraile (ESP)

COURT1 start 4:30 pm
P Starace (ITA) vs [Q] I Klec (SVK)
D Brands (GER) vs [Q] W Trusendi (ITA)
P Lorenzi (ITA) / P Starace (ITA) vs [3] D Marrero (ESP) / F Verdasco (ESP)

COURT2 start 4:30 pm
[8] E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs W Odesnik (USA)

COURT4 start 4:30 pm
[Q] M Trungelliti (ARG) vs P Lorenzi (ITA)
[4] F Moser (GER) / E Roger-Vasselin (FRA) vs A Menendez-Maceiras (ESP) / D Munoz-De La Nava (ESP) – After Suitable Rest


ATP Stuttgart – Monday Schedule

ATP World Tour 250
Stuttgart, Germany (+2 hours GMT)
9-15 July, 2012 Surface: Clay

CENTER COURT start 11:00 am
Qualifying – E Schwank (ARG) vs M Fischer (AUT) – Qualifying Final
Qualifying – J Reister (GER) vs F Dustov (UZB) – Qualifying Final
Not Before 3:00 PM
G Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs R Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)
Not Before 5:00 PM
[6] N Davydenko (RUS) vs [WC] D Brown (GER)
Not Before 7:30 PM
S Darcis (BEL) vs A Montanes (ESP)

ENBW COURT not before 6:00 PM
C Stebe (GER) / B Tomic (AUS) vs [3] J Cabal (COL) / R Farah (COL) – after suitable rest

GRAND STAND start 11:00 am
Qualifying – J Ouanna (FRA) vs P Cervenak (SVK) – Qualifying Final
Qualifying – I Andreev (RUS) vs R Farah (COL) – Qualifying Final
Not Before 4:00 PM
T Bellucci (BRA) / E Schwank (ARG) vs [WC] M Emmrich (GER) / B Phau (GER) – after suitable rest