Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset last week’s Malaysia Open winner Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the first round of the Japan Open, beating him in three sets 7-6 (6), 6-7 (3), 7-5.
The match lasted three hours and Tursunov held nerve in the third set, despite being a break down twice. He will now meet the Colombian Santiago Giraldo in the second round.
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