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By Ajay Tyagi
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Both players traded a service break in the start of the first set, before Tipsarevic broke Monaco for a second time in the ninth game en route to first set lead in the match. The Serbian raced to 4-0 lead in the second set but went off the boil completely to lost the second set 5-7.
In the deciding set also both players exchanged a service break in the middle of the set and the scores were levelled at 3-3. Tipsarevic reeled off next three games to score the victory in his favour.
“It wasn’t an easy match to play, considering the balls were flying everywhere," said Tipsarevic. "It wasn’t really easy to be aggressive, but I felt I was the better player in the third set. I had a huge chance at 4-0 up in the second set, but instead of being more aggressive, I became passive. Luckily, I managed to come back.”
With this win, Tipsarevic received €64,700 and 250 ATP Ranking points, while Monaco got €34,080 and 150 points.
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