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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach U.S. Open final

Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach U.S. Open final
Djokovic eases past Nishikori to reach U.S. Open final

Novak Djokovic will face Juan Martin del Potro for the U.S. Open title after the Serb beat Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-4 6-2 in their semi-final on Friday.

Djokovic, this year's Wimbledon champion, kept Nishikori under relentless pressure, carving out 17 break point opportunities and winning 80 percent of his own first serve points to win in two hours and 23 minutes.

Twice champion Djokovic, who reached his eighth final at Flushing Meadows and is seeded sixth this year, broke Nishikori in his first service game and closed out the opening set with an ace in 37 minutes without facing a break point.

"It felt really good," Djokovic said courtside. "Easier said than done – you have to execute the shots against Kei Nishikori, who is one of the quicker movers on the tour."

Friday, September 7, 2018

Video: Top 5 Plays on Day 10 of The 2018 US Open

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Video: Top 5 Plays on Day 10 of The 2018 US Open

Top 5 Plays on Day 10 of The 2018 US Open featuring highlights from Novak Djokovic, Carla Suarez Navarro, and more.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Video: Novak Djokovic Practice at US Open

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Video: Novak Djokovic Practice at US Open

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Djokovic hits the Gasquet to speed into last 16

Djokovic hits the Gasquet to speed into last 16
Djokovic hits the Gasquet to speed into last 16

Novak Djokovic scored a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over Richard Gasquet at the US Open.

Nole needed four sets to despatch his first two opponents, struggling especially in the opening round against Marton Fucsovics in searing daytime temperatures at the start of the week.

However, he started brightly under the floodlights at Arthur Ashe Stadium against the 26th seed and never looked back, sealing a comfortable triumph in two hours and 11 minutes.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Video: Djokovic beats Fucsovics in R1 | US Open 2018

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Video: Novak Djokovic Battles The Heat And Marton Fucsovics in R1 on Arthur Ashe Stadium - US Open 2018Novak Djokovic Battles The Heat And Marton Fucsovics in R1 on Arthur Ashe Stadium - US Open 2018

Two-time US Open Champion & No. 6 seed Novak Djokovic was in full form defeating Marton Fucsovics in R1 of the 2018 US Open. Djokovic faces Tennys Sandgren in R2.

Video: Djokovic Practice At 2018 US Open

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Video: Novak Djokovic Practice At 2018 US Open

Novak Djokovic practices in Ashe as he gets ready to play Marton Fucsovics in R1.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Djokovic through at steamy US Open

Djokovic through at steamy US Open
Djokovic through at steamy US Open

Novak Djokovic suffered in sweltering US Open conditions Tuesday but battled through to the second round with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory over Marton Fucsovics.

Djokovic received a brutal welcome back to Flushing Meadows as soaring temperatures and high humidity prompted organizers to offer the men a 10-minute mid-match heat break for the first time ever.

"We both struggled. We were not the only ones today. Brutal conditions," said Djokovic, who called for trainers who enveloped him in ice packed towels late in the second set.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Djokovic and Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

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Video: Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka Practice | 2018 US Open

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka practice together at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis center ahead of the 2018 US Open. C

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at US Open

Federer, Djokovic headline day two at US Open

Roger Federer kicks off his quest for a sixth U.S. Open crown against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday and Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic is in action against Hungary's Marton Fucsovics.

Croatia's Marin Cilic, the 2014 champion, faces Romanian Marius Copil, while fourth seed Alexander Zverev takes on Canada's Peter Polansky.

Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios will play the first match of the evening session at the Louis Armstrong Stadium against Moldovian Radu Albot while Maria Sharapova, who is seeded 22nd this year, faces Switzerland's Patty Schnyder.

Madison Keys and Frances Tiafoe are the two home hopes in action on the main showcourts, with 14th seed Keys playing France's Pauline Parmentier in the last match on Arthur Ashe. The unseeded Tiafoe faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino on Grandstand.

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic on opposite sides of U.S. Open shot-clock controversy

In an effort to accelerate pace of play, the U.S. Open introduced a shot clock — the first of its kind at a Grand Slam tennis event — and two former champions are on opposite sides of the net on the issue.

The 25-second timer between shots begins when the official announces the score after each point. If a player does not serve before the clock strikes zero, he or she is issued a warning. A second violation results in the loss of a first serve. Whereas officials previously counted down in their heads and rarely enforced a time limit, actual clocks appear on the courts in New York City for attendees to follow.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Video: Djokovic Visits Today Show In New York City

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Video: Djokovic Visits Today Show In New York City

Watch as Novak Djokovic makes an appearance on NBC breakfast show, Today, as he looks ahead to the US Open next week.




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Video: Djokovic Completes Career Golden Masters

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Video: Djokovic Completes Career Golden Masters

A tribute to Novak Djokovic, who in Cincinnati 2018 became the first singles player to win all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles and thus clinch the Career Golden Masters.

Video: Story Of The 2018 Western & Southern Open

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Video: Story Of The 2018 Western & Southern Open

Relive the best of the action from the 2018 Western & Southern Open.





Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Video: Dokovic's Cincinnati final interview

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Video: Dokovic's Cincinnati final interview

Novak Djokovic talks about the 'great, great satisfaction' of completing the Career Golden Masters in Cincinnati.

Video Highlights: Djokovic Beats Federer for Cincinnati 2018 title

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Video Highlights: Djokovic Beats Federer for Cincinnati 2018 title

Watch highlights as Novak Djokovic beats seven-time champion Roger Federer to triumph at the Western & Southern Open for the first time. Photo Credit: Peter Staples/ATP World Tour.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Federer and del Potro, pleased to see Djokovic on the rise

Federer and del Potro, pleased to see Djokovic on the rise

Novak Djokovic, back from the wilderness with an unlikely Wimbledon triumph, has even better tennis in him, Swiss great Roger Federer says.

"I think he probably still has more left in him. I think he's playing well, but I think he can even play better," Federer said in Flushing Meadows this week as he prepared for Monday's start of the US Open.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link

Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link
Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link

Novak Djokovic is looking forward to possibly forming a doubles dream-team with Roger Federer as Europe prepares to take on the Rest of the World in the Laver Cup next month.

Djokovic and Federer will spearhead the European challenge in the second staging of the tournament, which takes place in Chicago from September 21-23.

Team Europe completed their roster for the event with Britain's Kyle Edmund being added to a strong team which also includes Germany's Alexander Zverev, Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov and Belgium's David Goffin.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set
Djokovic wins Cincy title to complete Masters matched set

Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the sweep of Masters series tournaments on Sunday.

Having made five previous finals and lost to Federer in three of them, Djokovic finally broke the ice to continue his stunning revival after a long comeback from elbow surgery.

The Wimbledon champion is the first to claim the Career Golden Masters, having won all nine titles in the elite series that began in 1990.

"Obviously it's a very special moment to stand here for the first time with the winning trophy," former world number one Djokovic said after defeating seven-times Cincinnati champion Federer.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Novak aims to complete set

Novak aims to complete set
Novak aims to complete set

Novak Djokovic, 3/1 with bet365 to win the tournament, says he is determined to make history by claiming the title at the Cincinnati Masters.

Djokovic reached round three with a three-set victory over French left-hander Adrian Mannarino, with the Serb eager to go all the way and become the first player to win all nine ATP Masters 1000 events.

Video: Djokovic Chases Career Gold Masters In Cincinnati

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Video: Djokovic Chases Career Gold Masters In Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic looks to become he first singles player to win all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where he is a five-time finalist.