Janko Tipsarevic reflects on demolishing Fabio Fognini in Stockholm


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Janko Tipsarevic reflects on demolishing Fabio Fognini in Stockholm

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.