Tipsarevic targets London finals
Monday 24 October 2011
World No 14 Janko Tipsarevic defeated defending champion Viktor Troicki in straight sets to win the Kremlin Cup in Moscow and claim his second title of the season.
The 27-year-old won 6-4 6-2 against his fellow Serb and the new year-to-date No 10 now has his sights set on qualifying for next month's World Tennis Finals in London.
He said: "It was really tough. We were both tight. You could cut the tension with a knife. It was like a nightmare to play against your friend."
"Even if I say I don't want to think about London, I knew it was a big opportunity for me," Tipsarevic admitted.
"Every single point counts for London now. It is going to be really hard but not impossible. If I don't qualify for London, then my next goal would be to finish in the top 10."
Troicki was gracious in defeat, admitting his opponent had been a worthy winner.
He said: "Janko deserved to win, he was the better player today. We both played pretty good but he was more aggressive."
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