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22 July 2011

60 seconds with: Janko Tipsarevic


Photo: Srdjan StevanovicJanko Tipsarevic (SRB)

Any nicknames?
Tipsi and Janki because of my first and last name.

If you weren’t a tennis player, what would you be?

Which website do you check the most?
Serbian news.

What do you regard as your biggest achievement in tennis?
Probably, winning the Davis Cup.

If a movie was made about your life, which actor would you want to play you?
Al Pacino or Benicio del Toro.

What do you do when you’re not playing tennis?
Music, books, some video games…

Where is your favourite holiday destination?

What is the best Davis Cup atmosphere you’ve played in?
The final at the end of last year in Belgrade.

Who is the most famous person in your phone book?

If you were singing karaoke, what song would you pick?
“Ain’t no sunshine.”

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
I like to be alone 10 minutes before I go on court. That’s it.

What was the last music you downloaded on iTunes?
Yesterday, it wasn’t from ITunes. It was a live mix by Swedish House Mafia in LA.

If you could pick three people from history to have dinner with, who would they be?
Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Al Pacino.

What has been your best Davis Cup moment?
Overall, it’s when we won it even though I didn’t win my singles match that time. But I was probably more proud of myself when we won against Czech Republic because I got the two singles points for my country.

And your worst Davis Cup moment?
Six or seven years ago when I lost the decisive match against Luxembourg in a World Group playoff.

Tell us something about Janko Tipsarevic we don’t know…
Even though I look shy, I generally am not. I know it sounds funny and maybe rude, but I like to make fun of other people and I like when other people make fun of me. But all in good spirits.

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