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 Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060