In a short and sweet tweet today, Janko Tipsarevic summed up how he was feeling on the day after losing a grueling 4-hour, 31-minute marathon to David Ferrer in a fifth set tiebreak in the US Open quarterfinals.
“…sigh…everything hurts today…”, Tipsarevic tweeted a short while ago.
The 63, 67(5), 26, 63, 76(4) loss kept Tipsarevic from reaching his first career Grand Slam semifinal, a goal he’ll have to wait just a little longer for.
“I’m honestly really sad because I didn’t clinch my chance to be the last four of a Grand Slam, which would really help me not just stay where I am, but hopefully attack the world No. 5, which was my goal at the beginning of the year,” Janko said. “If you look at points purely, I am playing better this year than I was playing last year.
“There are still two months to go, but I’m feeling sad because I didn’t clinch the chance to attack the top 5.”
The Serb actually led Ferrer 4-1 in the final set before the Spaniard was able to turn the tables after Tipsarevic slipped tumbling hard to the cement. He then received a medical timeout during the game to treat the injury.
“I don’t want to blame the fall, the fact that I got broken on 4‑2,” he said. “When I rewind the film in my head, I think he played a really good game on 4‑2. He was defensive but able to pass me every single time when I went to the net. If I remember correctly, I think I even put every single first serve in and he managed to return, so I definitely don’t want to blame the fall. Even though it’s really painful, I don’t want to blame that on the loss today.
“I don’t really feel that I screwed up in any way, that I played bad, I mishit, or I double faulted or anything like that,” the 28-year-old added. “I’m just feeling really sad that I’m not on the other side of the net like a victor.”
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