Janko Tipsarevic has revealed that he will take part in the pre-Australian Open warm up event. The tournament is eight-man AAMI Classic tennis exhibition tournament in Melbourne and takes place at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club from January 8 to 11.
“Kooyong is a fantastic place to prepare for the Australian Open and I’m looking forward to playing in this great event,” Tipsarevic said.
Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt will defend the title in a draw which includes Tomas Berdych, Stanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet. World No.17 Kei Nishikori, No.23 Grigor Dimitrov, and Spaniard Fernando Verdasco are also expected to take part in the exhibition event.
The World No. 36 has admit that injury and illness restricted his 2013 season, including a crucial position in the Davis Cup final against Czech Republic and he is looking forward to a fresh, strong start in 2014.