One year ago, the Intrum Stockholm Open was named the ATP 250 Tournament of the Year in the 2018 ATP Tour Awards. The award, voted annually by ATP players, recognises the leading standards set across events on the ATP Tour. And on Saturday, the event was honoured for its efforts.
For all of Janko Tipsarevic’s technical abilities, the Serbian’s greatest asset was on full display on Friday at the Intrum Stockholm Open: his heart Tipsarevic saved a staggering nine match points, most of them with clean winners, before Japanese Yuichi Sugita prevailed in their dramatic 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4) quarter-final. The 35-year-old