The 28-year-old Serb, who finished in the top 10 for the second successive year, is seeded second behind world number six Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the $430,000 event.
Tipsarevic was confident of doing well in the coming season after ending the year with a 57-28 match record, including a quarter-final berth at the US Open. “I have improved my game in all aspects, but the biggest change came in my mindset and how I was able to keep up with the constant pressure,” Tipsarevic said.
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