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As we move into the second week, here at Flushing Meadows, clashes between top players is a commonality. Today World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic is all set to take on Phillip Kohlschreiber in the round of sixteen at the last Grand Slam of the year.
Making a great progress in his performance with every season, Janko Tipsarevic is the second ranked Serbian on the ATP World Tour – after World No. 2 Novak Djokovic. The twenty seven years old Serbian turned professional in 2002 and has won 2 ATP World Tour titles so far. This season, Tipsarevic has a good 44-18 win-loss record and currently World No. 9. Earlier this year, Tipsarevic was ranked as the No.8 player in the world, and to book his place in the season ending world championships, he will need to be in the top 8. This in itself will be enough motivation for the Serb. Tipsarevic is one of the most dangerous players on tour with his wide array of shots. He had earlier in the year registered his first win over good friend and then World No.1 Djokovic on the blue clay of Madrid.
Kohlschreiber has had quite the year so far, he started the year as the 43rd ranked player in the World and then went on to as high as 24 in May when he won the ATP 250 event in Munich. Later on in June he crumbled and lost in the second round at Roland Garros. Previously, at the Aussie Open the German had done well to reach the pre-quarter stages. His grass court season started well with him making the semifinals of the Gerry Weber Open before losing to eventual champion Tommy Haas. He did well at Wimbledon too before losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a closely contested match.
In their past meetings, these two share of the spoils equally with two wins apiece for both men. Their only meeting on the hard courts however was won by the German.
TennisEarth picks a win for the Eighth seed in this one.
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