This week we have one of my all time favourite tennis players Janko Tipsarević, taking the Functional Tennis Q&A. Janko has spent over 70 weeks inside the ATP Top 10 which is an unbelievable achievement along with winning the Davis Cup with Serbia in 2010. Currently, he is making a comeback from injury where his ranking had dipped to 1027. Now he is at 62 and he the one guy that the seeds don't want to see on the other side of the net in the early rounds. Let's check out his answers to our Q&A
What age did you start playing tennis at?
He's a bit older than 6 here!
Did any of your parents play tennis?
What was your highest ITF world ranking (under 18)?
Earliest photo we could find of Janko as pro (2004 at US Open)
What tennis academy did you train at as a junior?
Did you go to University?
I have a master degree in Sport Management University of Belgrade
What age did you decide to go pro?
What was your highest ATP/WTA ranking?
If you weren't a pro what do you think you would be doing?
Are you a Km/h or Mp/h person?
What's your fastest serve ever?
Do you like flying?
Your flying class?
Business - Need the legroom
What clothing company are you sponsored by?
What rackets do you use?
Is your racket personalised ? Do you know the weight?
What strings do you use?
Tecnifibre Black Code
What tension are your strings?
How many rackets do you carry in your bag for a match?
Whats grips do you use?
Are you a sweatband person?
Did you ever use a tournament towel as a gift!?
What's your biggest weapon on-court?
Do you have a pre-match song you like to play to get you in the zone?
Who was your childhood tennis hero?
Do you prefer Running/Biking/Love Both or Hate Both?
Check out the size of Janko's quads!
We can't thank Janko enough for taking the time to respond to our messages and to fill out the Q&A. He is one of the heardest workers on the tour. We will be closely following your comeback to the top of the ATP Tour rankings.