Janko Tipsarevic admits his wife won’t allow him anymore tattoos

Shane Bacon
Busted Racquet

As a professional athlete, I'm sure there are plenty of things your wife requests that you not do. Traveling all the time away from the family can be tough for both sides, but the recent request of Janko Tipsarevic's wife might be one of my favorites.

No more tattoos. Janko's wife, television host Biljana, has requested that the tennis star get no more tattoos on his left forearm. "I am currently on an embargo from my wife not allowing me to do any more," Tipsarevic said.

I guess it makes sense. If you're the one that has to look at someone the most of anyone else, asking them to cut out the ink on their body isn't that bad. And hey, maybe it's working. The 28-year-old took down local favorite Lleyton Hewitt on Monday in his first round match at the Australian Open 7-6, 7-5, 6-3 and is currently ranked No. 8 in the Aussie Open field (he made it to at least the third round in every Grand Slam in 2012).

But if I'm Janko, I make a simple request; the day I win one of the big four, I get another tattoo anywhere I want it. Probably a safe bet with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in the field, but still, why not shoot for the stars?

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