Tipsarevic Announces Retirement
Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, who reached No. 8 in the ATP Rankings and won four ATP Tour titles, will retire in November. The 35-year-old Belgrade native turned professional in 2002 and wrote in an Instagram post that it’s time for him to focus on other priorities in his life.
“It has been a great 16 years. After a lot of soul searching and thinking what is important to me in this stage of my life and what does make me happy, I have decided to retire from professional tennis,” he wrote.
Tipsarevic has seen limited action this year, going 5-8 from eight tour-level events. His best seasons came in 2011, when he won half of his ATP Tour titles and debuted at the Nitto ATP Finals, and in 2012, when Tipsarevic reached his best ATP Ranking and again qualified for the season-ending championships in London.
The right-hander first scaled to No. 8 in April 2012, following his quarter-final run at the Miami Open presented by Itau, an ATP Masters 1000 event. But the Serbian has also endured numerous injuries that have required seven surgeries.
He plans to play at next week’s US Open and a few ATP Tour tournaments before playing his final event at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid.