Oakley’s Janko Tipsarevic became a Serbian National Tennis Hero of sorts this past September. His stunning, emotionally charged victory over the Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek in the semifinal match of the Davis Cup – which went down in his home country in front of an incredibly raucous crowd – pushed the Serbian Team into the Finals and into the sport’s limelight. It couldn’t have been scripted any better. Until it was announced that the Davis Cup Finals would be held in Belgrade, that is. The Serbs won. And they all shaved their heads.
Honeymoon: Serbian Tennis Hero Janko Tipsarevic to Battle France in Davis Cup Final - Live on Tennis Channel
O’s Janko Tipsarevic is ridiculously pumped. The Serbian Tennis Hero, who stunned the Czech Republic in an ultra electric Davis Cup semifinal match in front of an utterly raucous Serbian home crowd in September, is set to lead his country’s squad into battle in the Finals. The team will take the court once again in front of a decidedly partisan home crowd in Belgade. The opening match, sure to draw the eyes of tennis fans across the Globe, will pit Janko against French Tennis sensation Gael Monfils. In Janko’s trademark prescription Flak Jackets, that is. It all goes down at 5:00 a.m. Pacific on Dec. 3 – live on the Tennis Channel.