Tipsarevic vs Bautista-Agut in Chennai Open final

Tipsarevic vs Bautista-Agut in Chennai Open final
January 5, 2013, 1:02 pm
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Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia plays a shot against Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in their semifinal match of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in Chennai, India, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)


CHENNAI, India (AP) Second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia rallied past semifinalist Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 4-6, 6-2 6-2 and will play Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain for the Chennai Open title.

The 80th-ranked Bautista-Agut followed up his stunning win over top seed and sixth-ranked Tomas Berdych with a victory over fifth-seeded Frenchman Benoit Paire 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Ninth-ranked Tipsarevic, who lost a close final to Canadian Milos Raonic here last year, praised Bedene and predicted he would soon be a top-50 player.