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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1Scotland flag Andy Murray12,005
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,915
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,705
4Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
5Canada Milos Raonic4,480
6Switzerland Roger Federer4,305
7Spain Rafael Nadal4,145
8Austria Dominic Thiem3,465
9Croatia Marin Cilic3,420
10France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,310
11France Gael Monfils3,190
12Belgium David Goffin2,975
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,960
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,456
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17United States Jack Sock2,375
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
19Pablo Carreno Busta2,025
20Alexander Zverev1,850