Recent Tennis News
The ATP Chennai Open in India is kicking into full gear this week. And Janko Tipsarevic is the top seed. Hold that thought. Oakley’s Serbian Tennis Star closed out 2011 in a spot he never would have dreamed he would have been at the beginning of last year: No. 9 in the World. Since breaking the Top 10 for the first time – after claiming two titles – he’s now slowly getting accustomed to the limelight. Let’s not forget his shocking victory over his good friend and World No. 1 bomber Novak Djokovic at the World Tour Finals in London.
They’re still as unstoppable as ever. Oakley’s ATP Star Tennis Duo – Mike and Bob Bryan – sealed their seventh No. 1 Year-End Doubles Ranking for the seventh time in nine years after a first-round victory at the Valencia Open. The match result guaranteed that the vibrant pair could not be overtaken by World No. 2 team Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic. The amazing development comes on the heels of a resounding victory in Vienna last weekend, where the two smashed Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor 7-6, 6-3 – racking up an 81 percent success rate on first deliveries – with three aces to top it all off.
Janko is officially on fire. Oakley’s blooming Tennis Star claimed his second ATP World Tour victory this past weekend, topping his good friend and Serbian Countryman Viktor Troicki at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia – 6-4, 6-2. After the tour’s first-ever all-Serbian final, Janko, who shot up to an ATP year-to-date No. 10 ranking following the victory, displayed understandably mixed emotions. “It was really tough,” Janko said, sporting his Oakley Prescription/Transition Fast Jacket performance eyewear. “We were both tight. You could cut the tension with a knife. It was like a nightmare to play against your friend.”