All-Serbian Final in Kremlin Cup 2011

Kremlin 2011 Final

Defending champion Viktor Troicki of Serbian advance to Kremlin Cup 2011 final after dismissing qualifier Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-4 in Moscow.

“I had to play my best tennis to beat Chardy today,” said Troicki. “I knew I had to concentrate on my return games and I was happy I was able to do that. It was tough to break him.

Earlier, The Serbian Tipsarevic who claimed his first title in Kuala Lumpur on semi-final round diminish the hopes of the host player Nikolay Davydenko with a 6-2, 7-5. Playing for an hour and 39 minutes, the World No. 13 dominated on return in the first set. In the second set, held tight and exciting game. In the tenth game, Davidenko had the lead 5-4 and held three set points, but unfortunately the first seed was held serve, could derail Russian to snatch the second set. After that without much difficulty, Davy broke Tipsarevic on the eleventh game and closed the second set with 7-5.

“Nikolay is one of the best groundstroke players. I had to mix it up,” said Tipsarevic. “At 4-5, 0-40, I only focused on the next point and got lucky.”

Tipsarevic will face compatriot Troicki in the first All-Serbian final on the ATP World Tour.

“Janko is the player I know the best on the circuit and is playing his best tennis this year. Mentally it won’t be easy to play him,” assessed Troicki.

“Viktor is one of my closest friends outside of tennis, we know each other’s game so well,” Tipsarevic said. “I look forward to the final, we will be rivals tomorrow but then it will be back to normal between us.”

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