• Janowicz reaches Paris semi, Tipsarevic retires

    11/2/12 6:31 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Janowicz reaches Paris semi, Tipsarevic retires Qualifier Jerzy Janowicz is through to his first Masters 1000 semifinal after world No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic retired late in their quarterfinal match. The 21-year-old moves on to face France's Gilles Simon in the next round.

    World N. 69 Jerzy Janowicz continued his dream run at the Masters 1000 Paris, having rallied to reach a 4-1 final-set advantage over world No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic. The 21-year-old qualifier converted four of 8 break points to secure his first Tour-level semi this season.

    With the quarterfinal level at a set apiece, Janowicz broke serve at 1-1 and 3-1 in the decider. Tipsarevic, who had not won a return point in the set, called time at the one-hour, 48-minute mark.

    Janowicz completed the match with 33 winners and nine aces.

    He will take on France's Gilles Simon for a place in the championship final. Simon defeated 5th seed Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, 6-4, 6-4.

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Another big win for Janowicz but i dont understand why Tipsarevic retired he should have completed the match. Its not as if Janko lost the match because of his injury.

tennis2011 , 11/2/12 7:21 PM

Wow, so much vile hate in the world. Glad I'm not a public figure.

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Ben Rothenberg ?@BenRothenberg
Wondering what sort of backlash Tipsarevic got for that? (language warning):


Conspirator , 11/2/12 8:27 PM

Shame to end that way, as Tipsarevic did not look incapable of completing that match. If you can stand upright, you can let your opponent have a legit "W."

Kelli , 11/2/12 9:33 PM

Now that I agree with.

Conspirator , 11/2/12 9:46 PM

Tipsarevic wasn't injured. Probably he had a sore throat. He stuck his tongue out for a medical person.
See at around 4:20:

Augustina08 , 11/2/12 9:53 PM

Those twitter post are really ugly. Tell more about the posters than about anything or anyone else.
Janko shouldn't have done that. He may have been sick, he probably had the sore throat, but still, two more games and the match would have been over anyway. I totally agree with Kelli.
Congrats to the young Pole, he seems like a genuine threat now ;). Never heard of him before, but I'll take notice from now on.

danica , 11/2/12 10:04 PM

I'm liking this Jerzy Janowicz. Cool! I hope he takes it all the way... C'MON! :)

sky , 11/2/12 11:41 PM

yeah, at least stand there and just let him hit 4 aces

it's not that complicated of a concept

RickyDimon , 11/3/12 1:05 AM

Too bad for the youngster that he couldn't get a win without an asterisk. Not nice from Tipsy.

Ricky, I agree with you. Tipsy could have just stood there and let Jerzy hit Aces to get the outright win. Nadal played on one leg to finish a match, and Tipsy had nothing even remotely close. He won the first set.

It seems to be a trend with some players whereby they won't give respect to a low-ranked player . It's like they're so great *in their minds* that only an illness would make them lose to one who's low ranked. geez.. Jerzy was by far the better player in the last two sets.

scoretracker , 11/3/12 4:19 AM

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