Fast Jacket: Janko Tipsarevic Lays Down Solid Showing at Sony Ericsson Open, Reaches Last 16 in New Eyewear
It’s safe to say that Janko Tipsarevic is pumped on his new eyewear.
Oakley’s Global Tennis Star took to the court at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami these past couple weeks, clawing his way into the “Last 16” with solid wins over Robin Haase (6-4, 7-6), Marin Cilic (6-3, 7-6) and Philipp Petzschner (6-3, 6-3) before falling in the fourth round to formidable Frenchman Gilles Simon.
His impressive showing was highlighted even more with the fact that he’s one of Oakley’s lucky few elite athletes that are putting O’s brand new performance eyewear, the Fast Jacket™, into full action during major competition.
And although he was edged out by Simon in Round 4, it was still one hard fought, entertaining match.
Simon broke in the fourth game of the match to go 3-1 ahead – only to find Janko raging back from a two-game deficit to level at 4-4 to win the following game on Simon’s serve, coming up with some great winning shots.
The tenth game was the last game of the set – with Janko holding serve to close it at 6-4.
Much like the first set, Janko found himself 4-2 down again but broke back to level at 4-4. This time, however, the next four games went with serve, sending the set into a tie-break. Simon jumped out to a comfortable 5-2 lead and held on to take it 7-3.
In the decider, Janko struggled on his own serve and couldn’t quite throw Simon off on his. The third set capped the game off as he fell 6-2.
Despite coming up short on the singles end, Janko and his doubles partner, Austrian Oliver Marach, did some major damage as a pair. The duo bested the seemingly unbeatable Oakley pair, World Doubles No. 1 Bryan Brothers (7-5, 6-4) before throwing down and emerging with a win against Bopanna and Qureshi (6-4, 7-6) in the Quarterfinals.
Smashing into the Semifinals, the Serbian-Austrian team battled Bhupathi-Paes during an intense display of talent. But Janko and Marach eventually fell, (6-3, 5-7, 11-9) capping off what had been an impressive run all week.
Overall, Janko enjoyed one killer event in Miami: Topping some of his fellow Top 50 players in front of a Global Broadcast audience…all in his Fast Jackets™.
Congrats to Janko on a great week at the Sony!