So this week we’re moving down to Mexico. Challenger in Monterrey a clash between to ATP tour veterans Serb Janko Tipsarevic and Canadian Peter Polansky. Both talented players will play in a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Janko Tipsarevic is a very exciting player who’s career been overshadowed by injuries. He played in Miami, where he took a good win against Klahn which is impressive being out of tennis for so long and playing the only couple of challenges in recent years. In the second round he lost against Spaniard Roberto Bautista, but it was a very difficult match for Roberto because Janko showed really great tennis. In his prime, Janko was a force to be reckoned with.
One season he was unreal and qualified for Barclays top 8 season-ending tournaments. His best weapon is his backhand and especially backhand down the line is the shot Janko’s mostly remembered for. Tips have given his lack of match play and his physical history. Janko has opened his tennis academy not long ago so his main focus might not even be on his tennis career anymore so this won’t help.
Peter Polansky is a 30-year-old Canadian tennis player who struggled to keep up the rankings and most of his career was spent on the challenger tour. Though he has won plenty of these titles, he usually is beaten in the qualifiers or first rounds of ATP circuit tournaments. Last season Peter won his first tournament on home soil which was played on hardcourt. All in all, it was probably one of the best years in his career and he finished the season with 46 wins against 39 defeats. This season, however, is going from bad to worse as Peter only won 4 matches in 8 tournaments. So Canadian is on a bit of a downer.
Polansky’s game style is based on baseline rallies. His favourite surface is hard. He’s got a solid backhand and a decent forehand. Also, his serve is quite reliable. Psychologically he’s hard to crack and it seems that that little lack of quality or talent didn’t let him make the final step to breaking through to the top 100.
This is their first meeting.
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