Former world no. 8 and Grand Slam quarter-finalist Janko Tipsarevic decided to end his tennis journey at the Davis Cup Finals in November, competing with his teammates one more time before embracing new career goals. In the last couple of years, Tipsarevic has experienced a lot of problems and injuries, overcoming all that and trying to make another push that would have returned him into the top-100.
That wasn't possible despite his efforts and the Serb will switch focus to his Academy in Belgrade and also Filip Krajinovic, starting to work with world no. 40 ahead of the new season. Just like Tipsarevic, Krajinovic was a promising junior who is yet to fulfill his full potential despite entering the top-30, with his career going up and down ever since he joined the pro circuit.
After losing ground in 2018, Filip is back in the top-40 at the end of 2019 and will seek even higher positions with Tipsarevic in his box, offering Janko open hands to find the best possible team and lead him towards the first ATP crown in 2020.
Janko will try to travel with Filip as much as possible, mixing his duties at the Academy in Belgrade (he opened one in China as well) with sharing the experience and knowledge with Krajinovic, whom he has been knowing ever since Filip's first significant tennis steps.
"One of my jobs in 2020 will be to help Filip Krajinovic fulfilling his potential. He reminds me of myself when I was younger, as I had a hedonist approach to everything; he is more mature now and that caught my attention.
Filip gave me open hands to forge the best possible team around him and I will do it. I had been through all the phases, including good and bad junior and good and bad senior, injuries and everything."