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janko’s out

January 21, 2010

The sandwich-loving Janko Tipsarevic is out of the 2010 Australian Open in the third round, losing to 18th seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6.

Still, the Serb is having a good year so far: he got to the semis of Chennai (losing to Cilic) and was a runner-up for the doubles title (with partner Yen-Hsun Lu).

(image via Getty Images)

i volunteer to make janko a sandwich

January 20, 2010

The web guys behind the 2010 Australian Open asked Janko Tipsarevic some questions before his second-round match against 18th-seed Tommy Haas.

TSF has learned that the man loves sandwiches for breakfast (“any kind”), finds escape in World of Warcraft (oy), and got engaged in the Maldives last year. Read the entire Q&A here.

Yes, the man is engaged. To a man, I hope.

FYI: Our munchkin Serb defeated Ryan Harrison 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the opening round.

(Image by Ben Solomon via AO.com)

practice: janko at the u.s. open

August 28, 2009

TSF stopped by the U.S. Open practice courts yesterday and spotted Janko Tipsarevic hitting with Victor Troicki and alongside Marat Safin.

Janko’s in the same quarter of the draw as Nole, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Haas, and Andy Roddick; he faces Florent Serra in the first round.

Are those Oakley Jawbones?

More: Two other shots after the cut…

what’s going on back there, janko?

June 3, 2009

(photo taken at Dusseldorf; via MTF)

janko shows off his guns, rides off into the sunset

May 29, 2009

Double barrel: Janko Tipsarevic retired from his third round match against Andy Murray because of a hamstring injury (grr, he gets injured too often!). The Serb only had praise for the Scot, saying that while Murray’s game isn’t quite suited for clay, his high confidence and playing style makes him a definite contender for the title. “In my opinion,” Janko shares, “he is the best defender and has the best passing shot on tour.”

But before Janko ended the match — he was trailing 6-7, 3-6 — he got his fans “tipsy” with a little gun show. What was covered up by the Fila Center Court Crew from his second round victory over Feli Lopez was now for all to see in the Sleeveless top.

Buy: Fila Center Court Sleeveless Top, $33.99; Colorblocked Crew, $37.99; in Parisian Blue/white.

More: See more of Janko lunging around the court after the cut…

all quiet on the eastern front

February 24, 2009

There’s enough to deal with: In light of all this Shahar Peer and Sweden vs. Israel Davis Cup madness, you better believe we’re glad that we’ve heard nary a peep about Marin Cilic and Janko Tipsarevic‘s first-round match in Dubai. (Tensions ran high at Serbia-Croatia matches at the Australian Open…)

Scoreline: The Fila-clad Slavs needed to go three sets to decide a winner; Cilic took it 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the second round, where he’ll face Julien Benneteau. They’re all in the top half of the draw along with top seed Nole Djokovic.

(photos via Getty Images)

ticked off slavs are hot

January 21, 2009

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Rowdy nationalistic tennis fans became the talk of the Australian Open after today’s second-round matches. Paul-Henri Mathieu facedoff against Amer Delic (an American of Bosnian descent), Croat Marin Cilic defeated Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, and Delic is slated to face off against Serbian Nole Djokovic in the succeeding round. The tension today was enough to spur Delic to post a message on his website urging his fans to keep politics out of the the tournament.

In the Cilic/Tipsarevic match, spectators “were a little bit incorrect,” said Janko, “singing songs that had nothing to do with tennis because of the history [both countries] have with each other. I think two or three times I even said to the Serbian crowd, don’t call [Marin] names. It’s OK to cheer for me but don’t say bad things about him.”

“What I liked and was surprised about was there was no clapping between the first and second serve or no mobile phones ringing at an important part.” Good point, Janko. I’d take aggro-but-considerate douchebags over inconsiderate WASPs any day of the week.

By the way, I’m going to throw my hat in the ring for Melbourne ground security next year. I’m prepared to rough some of these guys up if things get out of hand.

(photos by Getty Images)

do i really have to choose between marin and janko?

January 21, 2009

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Tournament organizers should know better than to keep spectators on edge to see who comes out victorious in a fight between Serbian Janko Tipsarevic and Croat Marin Cilic. Can’t they both just move on to the next round?

And no, your eyes are not deceiving you. They are both wearing tops from this season’s Fila Collezione Group. How fitting that a match filled with ethnic tension would be outfitted with shirts that look like bloody shards of glass. Argh, why do they wear the same shirts on the court? Flip a coin or something. And Janko, with those red spectacles you crossed the line to overcoordination. (Perhaps this is why the crowd was pissed off!)

Scoreline: The very tense second round match ultimately went to 19th-seeded Cilic (who’s been doing well so far this year, with a title from Chennai). The score was 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

Buy: Alas, the Winter Collezione Group is not yet available, but you can check out other Fila goods here.

(photos by Getty Images)

fashion focus: fila falls flat for fall

October 15, 2008

Was it just me, or did I totally see a pro-high fructose corn syrup ad on TV the other day. WTF?!

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

The Hungarian Yeti: We haven’t seen much from Agnes Szavay for these summer and fall tournaments, which means we haven’t seen her flaunt Fila‘s latest collection.

Not that she’d have much to work with. The periwinkle blue of the summer colorway didn’t provide enough contrast to bright white of that Cap Sleeve Top (right), and the silhouette of the Heritage Dress wasn’t enough to save it from drowning against the colors of the courts at Flushing Meadows.

That being said, the dress showed promise (save for those unfortunate patches of sweat), and we love the trim on the Cami tank (above, left).

Meanwhile, the super-striped Heritage tee on the guys worn by Janko and Dmitry is the showcase of an otherwise so-so men’s line.

As for the fall collezione line (colorway: white/light brown), you won’t see this anywhere but on your local tennis courts. Check it out here.

Buy: Fila Women’s Summer Heritage Cami Tank, 34.99; V-Neck Tank, $39.99; Cap Sleeve Top, $34.99; Heritage Dress, $53.99; colorway: Periwinkle and Crystal blues.

Men’s Summer Heritage Stripe Top, $36.99; Heritage Crew, $32.99; colorway: Peacoat Navy and Surf the Web (!) blue.

(photos by Getty Images; product images via TW)

tipsy in moscow and metz

October 15, 2008

Just because we can, here are some pictures of Janko Tipsarevic, dressed in Fila‘s summer Heritage Stripe Top.

Scoreline: He lost to fellow Serb Viktor Troicki in the round of 16 of Moscow and to Paul-Henri Mathieu in the quarters of Metz.

(photos by Getty Images; screencaps by biological at MTF)

big bad janko

September 29, 2008

Thanks to Alisa for this photo of Janko Tipsarevic‘s shoes from sponsor Fila, and to malimeda for the clarification: Jankela means(ish) “Big Bad Janko” and is what the tatted tennis player is called by family and friends.

Other Fila athletes with nicknames on their shoes? Agnes “Agi” Szavay, Marin “Chila” Cilic, and Rainer “Shaker” Schuettler.

(photo by Alisa Carrigan)

davis cup: does janko have a new nickname?

September 20, 2008

Like all the other players sponsored by Fila, TSF mascot Janko Tipsarevic gets a custom pair of Alfas for his matches.

When I zoomed in to see what they’d embroidered on his shoe (usually the player’s first name, or a nickname), I couldn’t quite figure it out. It doesn’t read “Janko”, does it? Looks like there are too many letters…

If this is a new nickname for him, then Fila should tell us what it is!

Buy: Fila Alfas, $95, fila.com.

(photo by Getty Images)

davis cup: the boys in red win for serbia

September 20, 2008

All four guys on the Serbian Davis Cup team — Nole, Nenad Zimonjic, Viktor Troicki, and Janko Tipsarevic — did their part to win their World Group playoff tie against Slovakia this weekend. (And everyone managed to keep their clothes on, unlike last year’s peep show!)

Djokovic wore a red adidas polo while taking out Dominik Hrbaty 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

And blue-spectacled Janko, in Fila, had to work for his five-setter against Lukas Lacko. The score: 6-7 (3), 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 8-6. That win must feel good, especially in light of how Janko’s ankle has sidelined him in some late summer tournaments.

For the clincher, Zimonjic (Nike) and Troicki (Diadora) beat Filip Polasek and Michal Mertinak in four tough sets: 7-6 (8), 6-4, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (5).

More Janko pics: Just because we can never get enough…

davis cup: is janko ready?

September 18, 2008

I want to put him in my tote and feed him carrots all day.

Janko Tipsarevic will play reverse singles as part of the Serbian team in this weekend’s Davis Cup playoff tie against Team Slovakia (in Bratislava). After that ankle injury forced him to retire at the Olympics and the U.S. Open, let’s hope he doesn’t run into any trouble.

Here he is at a reception with Slovakian singer Sisa Sklovska. As expected, Nole is hamming it up.

(photos by Getty Images)

janko tipsarevic: our munchkin gets injured

August 13, 2008

Sad to see Serbian Janko Tipsarevic retire with an injured ankle from his second-round match against Olivier Rochus 6-7 (5), 3-2 at the Beijing Olympics.

He attended his presser in a wheelchair with a super-swollen ankle. About the injury, Janko said: “Now I know how Ana felt when she withdrew. Maybe it’s too hard word to say that this is the worst day in my life, but it is certainly the worst day of my career…Olympic Games mean a lot to every sportsman, especially as they take place once in 4 years. I played really well in my first match, my confidence was on the highest level, and I felt I could reach far. But sometimes things like this happen and you just can’t do anything about it.”

Janko will now focus on getting ready for the U.S. Open.

During his time off his feet, perhaps he’ll consider trimming his hair?

(image via hcfoo.com)

buhskyooze: tipsarevic downs roddick

June 26, 2008

The Fila-clad Janko Tipsarevic shook up the men’s draw by beating Andy Roddick in the second round 6-7 (5) 7-5 6-4 7-6 (4), thus denying the American a third round berth for the first time in his eight years participating at The Championships.

Janko needs a haircut.

(photo by Getty Images)

practice makes perfect: two weeks into grass

June 21, 2008

Jelena Jankovic in Reebok practicing at AELTC. The second seed is now the best woman never to have won a slam, according to Jon Wertheim.

Maria Sharapova is ready for another Wimbledon. Serena Williams has to contend with injury and sister Venus before getting back on the podium at this Grand Slam. Both are wearing super-casual Nike.

The defending (and four-time) champion wears EleVen to practice. Will we see her wearing hot pants when she raises her fifth Venus Rosewater Dish in two weeks?

Speaking of five-time winners, Roger Federer displays yet another cute Nike graphic tee for his hitting session.

Second seed Rafa Nadal, seen here working at Queen’s Club, will make the biggest dent against the Federer “Greatest of All Time” argument if the Spaniard wins the Wimbledon title (which he’s capable of doing).

Wimby sixth seed Andy Roddick wore this bright solid red Lacoste tee during practice at Queen’s Club.

Andy Murray steps up with some Fred Perry tees to go along with the buzz surrounding yet another quest for a Wimbledon title. Judging the field, this isn’t going to be Andy’s year.

Oh, Janko. You’re looking cute even in a plain Fila practice tee (which you wore at The Artois Championships). You’ll show off your tattoo, make someone swoon, and quietly go out during Wimbledon’s first week. That’s what you’re meant to do this coming fornight, and you’ll do it well.

More: Another Roger practice outfit after the cut…

even without sound…

June 17, 2008

I’m slumming it these days — I have a laptop with a broken hinge (read: the screen can’t stay up on its own) and no sound card (YouTube just isn’t the same…) — yet I’ve managed to enjoy Janko Tipsarevic‘s vlog at The Artois Championships at the Queen’s Club in London.

The Serbian shows off his bedhead while getting some physical therapy done for his forearm.

And he tries to book a practice court in this video. What is it with tennis players and cartoon tees? (Of course a heady man like Janko would enjoy Family Guy. I love him even more!)

Scoreline: He lost to compatriot and eventual finalist Nole Djokovic in the third round — 2-6, 6-1, 6-4.

(screenshots from atptennis.com)

TSF exclusive: janko rests on a hammock

June 10, 2008

We got our hands on this previously-unpublished pic of Janko Tipsarevic from the photo shoot he did for Men’s Vogue‘s June issue. Enjoy!

More: Check out the MV slideshow with pictures of Janko modeling the summer essentials.

FYI: Janko is playing in this week’s grass tournament in London — The Artois Championships (Queen’s Club). He is the 13th seed.

(Photo by Matthew Brookes for Men’s Vogue)

the men and women of fila at roland garros

June 2, 2008

Fila had its stable of players flaunt the company’s spring offerings. We already showed you some of the women’s gear (Karin Knapp wore pink from the Center Court Group) but there are more bits. Unfortunately for the Fila, their men didn’t do so hot, so the collection was out of the picture by middle of week 1.

Svetlana Kuznetsova is being considered alongside Dinara Safina as the Russian who’ll take the final spot from that top half of the draw. (Check out who’s left in the Round of 16.)

The fourth seeded Russian will face Victoria Azarenka in the fourth round. She wears the bubble-patterned sleeveless top from the Spring Baseline collection.

Agnes Szavay wore the white version of the Baseline Sleeveless Top during her loss to Petra Kvitova 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 2-6 in the third round. We don’t have a picture of it here, but I can tell you that Agi’s shoes, which are also from Fila (a claycourt version of the Alfa), has her name embroidered onto the shoe.

Thanks to Tennishead for this photo of Agi…

Janko Tipsarevic, Marin Cilic, and Dmitry Tursunov all wore the key piece for the company’s men’s spring Centre Court collection. The Fila team came up with the yellow thumbprint pattern based on what the players wanted for spring — something fun and with more color.

The pattern also appears as more muted detail in a white polo, but none of the players wore this to their matches.

I got to see Dima’s customized shoes, too. (His name’s on them.)

Janko fell to Nicolas Lapentti 4-6, 6-4, 1-6, 6-7 (7) in the first round. Cilic lost to ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka 6-7 (3), 6-7 (4), 1-6. (How did he get to No. 9?!) And Tursunov bowed out to Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-7 (1), 3-6, 4-6 in the third round.

Andreas Seppi wears a perfomrance polo as he falls to Mario Ancic 2-6, 6-7 (1), 2-6 in the first round.

(photos by Getty Images and Tennishead)


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