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 Murray11,690
2Serbia Novak Djokovic8,085
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,695
4Switzerland Roger Federer5,125
5Spain Rafael Nadal4,235
6Canada Milos Raonic4,165
7Japan Kei Nishikori4,010
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,565
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,385
10Belgium David Goffin2,975
11France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,915
12Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,880
13Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,870
14Lucas Pouille2,516
15United States Jack Sock2,450
16Australia Nick Kyrgios2,425
17France Gael Monfils2,410
18Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,145
19Albert Ramos-Vinolas2,135
20Pablo Carreno Busta2,025