Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, 35, admitted he didn't expect to easily beat world No. 12 Fabio Fognini at the Stockholm Open. Tipsarevic, ranked at No. 251 in the world, demolished top-seeded Italian 6-1 6-1 in the Stockholm round-of-16.
Tipsarevic, who is playing the last tournament of his career, beat Fognini -- who is battling to secure a place at the Nitto ATP Finals event. After claiming the first break of the match, Fognini's game fell apart as Tipsarevic broke the Italian three times in a row to win six games in a row and win the opener.
Fognini then served out the opening game of the second set, before Tipsarevic once again went on a six-game run. "In one word, it's unexpected," Tipsarevic exclusively told the ATP website. "I will tell you that.
First of all, I barely got in. I didn't realize I'd play this week and beating a Top 10 player 1 & 1, makes me incredibly happy and proud. I didn't give him an opportunity to get back into the match." Former world No. 8 Tipsarevic plays next against Japan's Yuichi Sugita.