Djokovic ousted by Tipsarevic in Madrid

Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia celebrates after his victory over Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the end of...

Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia celebrates after his victory over Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the end of their men's quarter-final match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament May 11, 2012. (Susana Vera/REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 5:37 PM ET

MADRID, SPAIN - Janko Tipsarevic stunned world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in an all-Serbian quarterfinal showdown, while world No. 3 Roger Federer advanced in straight sets Friday at the $4 million Madrid Open, an ATP World Tour 1000 Masters event.

The seventh-seeded Tipsarevic upended the defending Madrid champion Djokovic in straight sets, 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, in 1 hour, 43 minutes on the slippery blue clay at Madrid's Magic Box. Tipsarevic posted the only break of the match in the second set en route to the upset.

Djokovic went 0-for-7 on his break-point chances in the setback.

Tipsarevic is now 2-4 lifetime against his good friend and fellow Belgrade native. Djokovic bested "Tipsy" in a quarterfinal in Dubai two months ago.

The reigning Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Djokovic beat two-time winner Rafael Nadal in last year's marquee Madrid finale.

Federer is a two-time Madrid champion and two-time runner-up and needed just 82 minutes to defeat Spaniard David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 to advance into the semifinals where Tipsarevic awaits.

The 30-year-old Switzerland native used seven aces and didn't commit a single double fault while Ferrer saved six of his eight break point opportunities but committed seven double faults in the setback.

Federer is now 13-0 lifetime against Ferrer, including a semifinal win here in Madrid two years ago, and would overtake Nadal for the world No. 2 ranking with a title this weekend.

Meanwhile on Day 6, sixth-seeded Czech slugger Tomas Berdych drilled sluggish 15th-seeded Spanish crowd favorite Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-2 and surging Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, seeded 10th, dismissed 16th-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-4. Verdasco stunned the great Nadal in three sets on Thursday, including overcoming a 2-5 deficit in the third set.

The former Wimbledon runner-up Berdych and former U.S. Open champion del Potro will square off on Saturday. "Delpo" is fresh off his clay-court title in Estoril last week.

The 2012 Madrid titlist will earn $770,000.


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