Janko Tipsarevic grateful for ATP spot

Janko Tipsarevic
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Janko Tipsarevic admits that he is "really happy" to have defeated world number one and fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic.

Janko Tipsarevic has expressed his delight at beating fellow Serbian Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals in London's O2 Arena.

The 27-year-old recorded a 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory over the world number one, but has admitted that he is "really happy" just to be competing in the end-of-year tournament courtesy of Andy Murray's departure.

"There were a lot of ups and downs for both Nole and me," said Tipsarevic. "I started the season at 49th and if someone told me this was how I'd finish 2011 I would have taken it in a heartbeat.

"I'm really happy to be in London, it's a great event and a great crowd and I hope I can be here next year."

Djokovic needs David Ferrer to defeat Tomas Berdych in their clash this evening in order to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the competition.

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ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray10,370
2Serbia Novak Djokovic7,445
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,445
4Spain Rafael Nadal5,375
5Switzerland Roger Federer5,035
6Canada Milos Raonic4,360
7Austria Dominic Thiem4,145
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,765
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,560
10Alexander Zverev3,150
11Belgium David Goffin3,055
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,900
13France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,870
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,780
15United States Jack Sock2,415
16France Gael Monfils2,365
17Lucas Pouille2,320
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,155
19Australia Nick Kyrgios2,155
20Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,065