Tipsarevic has to dig deep again

  • Last Updated: January 18 2013, 12:06 GMT

Eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic won through to a meeting with Nicolas Almagro after prevailing in another five-set thriller.

Janko Tipsarevic: Involved in another gruelling match
Janko Tipsarevic: Involved in another gruelling match

The Serbian, who was taken all the way by Lukas Lacko on Wednesday, saw off Frenchman Julien Benneteau 3-6 6-4 2-6 6-4 6-3.

He admits, however, that spending so long on court may hinder him against 10th-seeded Spaniard Almagro, who beat Jerzy Janowicz 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/4) 6-1.

"I'm feeling fit at the moment but these five-set matches are really not going to help me," he said.

"I'm really wanting to go deep in the tournament and my legs are going to feel the five-set matches I have played."


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