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Novak Djokovic Falls to Veteran German at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Back on the march as the best player in men's tennis, Novak Djokovic stumbled in the desert sunlight on Tuesday on his favorite surface. Djokovic flubbed some forehands and returns he normally makes in his third-round match at the ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at the double

INDIAN WELLS: World number one Novak Djokovic was trying hard to take his shock loss at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in stride on Tuesday, but it wasn't easy. "To be honest, I don't enjoy losing," Djokovic said after falling 6-4, 6-4 to 39th-ranked German ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Novak Djokovic RAGE: World no 1 damages Indian Wells fence with racket - SHOCK PICS

Rain on Monday night meant Djokovic's match with Kohlschreiber was postponed till Tuesday and the Serbian was well below par as he crashed out to the veteran German. And shortly after his exit from the singles, he stepped back onto court with Italian ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Defeated Djokovic: I don't like losing

Cape Town - World number one Novak Djokovic was trying hard to take his shock loss at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in stride on Tuesday, but it wasn't easy. "To be honest, I don't enjoy losing," Djokovic said after falling 6-4, 6-4 to 39th-ranked German ...
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

With record seventh Melbourne crown, Novak Djokovic eyes Roger Federer's 20 ...

Novak Djokovic has designs on Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam crowns after completing a record-breaking Australian Open victory. Djokovic won a record seventh Melbourne crown, 15th Grand Slam title and third in a row after Wimbledon and the US Open ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal to win his seventh Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic has won the Australian Open for the seventh time in his career after outclassing Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the final. The two old rivals were meeting in a grand slam final for the eighth time, with fans packed into the Rod Laver ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Novak Djokovic hammers Rafael Nadal to win Australian Open 2019

A brilliant, wrong-footing Djokovic forehand winner brings up two championship points at 15-40. The first one comes and goes, as Djokovic overcooks a backhand down the line. But Nadal blares a backhand long on the second and that's it! Novak Djokovic ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Djokovic crushes Nadal for record seventh Australian Open title and 15th major

... now topped Nadal in eight straight hard-court matches and in nine of their last 11 duels altogether. When they met in the 2012 final, it lasted a record five hours, 53 minutes. Such was Djokovic's display Sunday that he saw off Nadal in little over ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Novak Djokovic outclasses Rafael Nadal to win his seventh Australian Open

What should have been the match of the tournament – of the young year, in fact – between the two best players in the world, each of them fit, fresh and in form after barely hindered routes to the final of the 2019 Australian Open, disintegrated into an ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Novak Djokovic Passes His Idol and Sets a New Target: Roger Federer

MELBOURNE, Australia — The first tennis player to capture Novak Djokovic's imagination was a big-serving American with a beautiful one-handed backhand. A grade-school-aged Djokovic, living in the Serbian mountain resort town of Kopaonik, watched on ...
Sunday, January 27, 2019

Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal to earn his seventh Australian title

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so pretty much perfect, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance. Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent -- just a guy, really -- and one so ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Everything you need to know about Novak Djokovic's record-setting seventh ...

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Who saw that coming? Yes, most of us thought Novak Djokovic was a slight favorite to win another Australian Open title, but the manner in which he beat down Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in Sunday's final was stunning. So what does ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Australian Open 2019 men's final: Novak Djokovic wins record seventh ...

At 31 years old, Novak Djokovic has established himself as the player to beat on the ATP circuit. The No. 1 player in the world claimed his third consecutive Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open men ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Majestic Novak Djokovic overwhelms Rafael Nadal with 'mind-blowing tennis'

... the young year, in fact – between the best players in the world, each of them fit, fresh and in form after barely hindered routes to the final of the Australian Open, disintegrated into an embarrassing one–man celebration for Novak Djokovic over ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are proving better with age to remain atop the ...

But Sunday at Rod Laver Arena, Novak Djokovic had an answer for each one of Nadal's new strokes and tactics. Djokovic served better and returned brilliantly, breaking the Spaniard five times in the 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 victory — more times than he'd been ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

US Open 2018: Novak Djokovic deserves equal consideration in GOAT debate ...

Novak Djokovic has long been men's tennis' third wheel. It's easy to see why. There is so much reverence for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal — the two most successful men's players ever — that Djokovic can be somewhat overshadowed and, maybe, ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic makes humbling Pete Sampras claim after US Open achievement

Djokovic clinched the US Open title on Sunday night with a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro at Flushing Meadows in the final - 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. With his third US Open triumph, Djokovic lifted his second Grand Slam title of the year and ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic - from sicknote Serb to Grand Slam warrior

NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic was once the sick-note Serb whose undoubted promise was at the mercy of a variety of frustrating aches, pains and assorted strains. But with a third US Open title to go with the Wimbledon crown he secured in July he has ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic wins third US Open, equals Pete Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

With the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof closed as heavy rain swept New York, conditions were slow and sluggish. After taking just two points off Del Potro's first three service games, Djokovic, in his eighth final in New York and 23rd at the majors, pounced ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic reveals the moment he turned his 2018 season around after US ...

The Serbian embarked on a five-day hike up Montagne Saeinte-Victoire in the south of France after his French Open exit at the hands of Italian Marco Cecchinato in the quarter-finals. Djokovic lost 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-7 (11-13) to crash out in the ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

US Open: Novak Djokovic Credits Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for Success

Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, but he said it's Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is. "Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

US Open: Restored Novak Djokovic Takes his Spot Back Among the Tennis Elite

Novak Djokovic's win over Juan Martin del Potro in the final of the US Open on Sunday was a fitting climax to a remarkable year. With 14 Grand Slam titles to his name now, the same as his childhood idol Pete Sampras, at exactly the same venue where ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic: US Open winner discusses Juan Martin del Potro chants, makes ...

Fans wanted Del Potro to claim the tournament but the Argentine, despite impressing during his semi-final win over Rafael Nadal, was unable to land the title. And Novak Djokovic has now revealed the amusing reason why chants in Del Potro's favour ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic reveals US Open secret after beating Juan Martin del Potro in final

Novak Djokovic has been plagued by injuries over the last three years and even contemplated retiring amid fears he would never be able to rival the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for Grand Slam glory again. Yet the 31-year-old has now revealed ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

At the US Open, Novak Djokovic Isn't the Most Beloved Player, But He Is the Best

Djokovic, with his returns, denies the server this control. He guides his return up the middle, or to the opponent's backhand, and deep, to the very edge of the baseline. This is especially true when Djokovic gets a look at an opponent's second serve ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Djokovic up to No. 3, Osaka at No. 7 after US Open titles

Djokovic's rise from No. 6 thanks to claiming his 14th Grand Slam title continues his own steady progress in recent months. After having elbow surgery in February and starting the season 6-6, he fell to No. 22 in May, his first time out of the top 20 ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Roger Federer: Novak Djokovic backed to OVERTAKE Federer as greatest EVER

That is according to journalist, commentator and co-presenter of The Tennis Podcast David Law. Novak Djokovic won the US Open on Sunday, beating Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets. Victory gave the Serb his 14th Grand Slam singles title, six behind ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Subway Snacks! Novak Djokovic Passes Out Donuts to Commuters After Winning ...

Just a few hours after becoming the 2018 U.S. Open men's singles champion, Novak Djokovic was seen in New York City perfecting “a different kind of serve.” The Serbian tennis player, 31, headed down into the New York City subway system on Monday ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic reveals big Rafael Nadal aim after US Open final win

Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday night with a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro - 6-3, 7-6, 6-3. The victory ensured Djokovic's second Grand Slam of the season and lifts him to third in the world rankings after they ...
Monday, September 10, 2018

Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semi to resume Saturday before ladies' final

Friday's second Wimbledon men's semifinal between world No. 1 Rafael Nadal and three-time champion Novak Djokovic was suspended after three sets because of the tournament's 11 p.m. local time curfew in England. It will resume Saturday at 1 p.m. local ...
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic: Wimbledon semi-final to resume on Saturday

Novak Djokovic led world number one Rafael Nadal after three sets of their Wimbledon semi-final when play was suspended until Saturday. The Serb, a three-time Wimbledon champion, is ahead 6-4 3-6 7-6 (11-9). They did not start their match until after ...
Saturday, July 14, 2018