Yep, he did it again: Janko Tipsarevic won his second title of the year over the weekend, this time at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, beating countryman Viktor Troicki in the finals. This follows up his first victory at the event in Kuala Lumpur a few weeks ago. And that comes off his quarterfinal run at the U.S. Open, the year's last Major.
Not a bad stretch by someone who probably frustrated himself and his fans for years!
Now, seeing his countryman Novak Djokovic reach the heights he has has inspired Tipsarevic.
And that could be a scary thought for the other players on the ATP Tour. Tipsy is playing with an extremely high level of confidence right now. If this carries over into '12, I could see him becoming entrenched in the top 10 for a couple of years at least.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.