Tipsarevic wins Mercedes Cup final|
Stuttgart, Germany (Sports Network) - Top seed Janko Tipsarevic won his first
career clay court title after posting a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over second-
seeded Argentine Juan Monaco in Sunday's final at the Mercedes Cup tennis
The world No. 8 Tipsarevic became the first Serbian to capture the Stuttgart
A runner-up in Chennai earlier this year, Tipsarevic improved his record to
3-6 in career finals.
"I feel great. I honestly still don't believe I won the title, considering
that in almost every match I was hanging [on]," said Tipsarevic. "There were a
lot of ups and downs. I think my mental attitude was the key for me --
fighting from the first to the very last point. I think that is one of the
reasons why I managed to win the title."
Monaco had been triumphant in two previous championship matches this season,
winning clay titles in Vina del Mar and Houston.
07/15 23:41:44 ET