Tipsarevic to face Agut for Chennai crown

Updated: January 5, 2013

Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut were semifinal winners Saturday and will play for the title at the season-opening Chennai Open.

The second-seeded Tipsarevic rallied for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over
Slovenia’s Aljaz Bedene before Agut continued his surprising run with a 3-6,
6-1, 6-4 triumph over fifth-seeded Benoit Paire of France.

Tipsarevic is in the Chennai final for a second straight year. He lost to
Milos Raonic in 2012 and on Sunday will try for his fourth career title.

Agut, who knocked off Czech star Tomas Berdych in Friday’s quarterfinals, will
appear in his first ATP World Tour final. The world’s 80th-ranked player won
three Challenger level titles last year and was just 3-10 in ATP matches in

This event serves as a hardcourt tune-up for the Australian Open, which will
commence Jan. 14.