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Monday, November 23, 2015

Djokovic wins Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2015 title

Djokovic wins Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2015 title

Novak Djokovic won his fourth consecutive Barclays ATP World Tour Finals crown.

The Serb defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in their 44th meeting. Their ATP Head2Head is now level at 22-22, with the top-ranked Serb owning a 5-3 edge in their 2015 encounters.

"I'm obviously very proud to have these achievements with my team," said Djokovic. "It's been a long season, but the best of my life. Without their support and my family, I wouldn't be where I am. I'm just trying to cherish every moment at this level. As a kid growing up, you dream to be at tournaments like this and fighting for the biggest trophies in sport."

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Watch Djokovic vs Federer at Barclays ATP World Tour Final

Watch Djokovic vs Federer at Barclays ATP World Tour Final

Today Novak Djokovic will take on Roger Federer at the Barclays ATP World Tour Final match for the Masters title... This is a match you don't want to miss :)

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nole reaches final at ATP World Tour Finals

Nole reaches final at ATP World Tour Finals

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 Saturday at the O2 Arena, putting him one win away from a fourth straight title at the tournament for the top eight players in the world.

Djokovic will face either six-time champion Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's final. The Swiss pair will play in Saturday's late match.

Djokovic was strong when he had the ball, losing only seven points on his serve in the first set and three in the second. He was also good enough when he needed to be on the receiving end, converting three of his five break points.

"Novak for the moment is almost unbeatable," Nadal said. "What Novak is doing is just amazing."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Federer ends Djokovic's winning streak at ATP Finals

Federer ends Djokovic's winning streak at ATP Finals

Roger Federer brought his top game to the O2 Arena on Tuesday, stopping Novak Djokovic's ATP Finals winning streak at 15 by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-5, 6-2.

"I wouldn't have picked it maybe before the tournament, just because of his really good record on the indoors, the year he's had," said Federer, who lost to Djokovic in the Wimbledon and U.S. Open finals. "But then again, all day I felt good about my chances."

The win put Federer in the semifinals of the season-ending tournament for the 13th time in 14 appearances.

Djokovic, who has already clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking, had not lost at the ATP Finals since 2011, winning the last three elite titles for the top eight players in the world.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Djokovic outclasses Nishikori in London

Djokovic outclasses Nishikori in London

Novak Djokovic was yet again a class apart as he claimed a record 15th straight ATP World Tour Finals victory in the first game of the tournament against Kei Nishikori.

Djokovic stretched his winning run to 23 matches by outclassing Nishikori, coasting to a 6-1 6-1 victory in the Group Stan Smith opener at the O2 Arena in only 65 minutes - and breaking the record for the longest winning run in the tournament.

The top seed wasted no time in stamping his authority on the match, racing into a 3-0 lead in ruthless fashion as Nishikori failed to come up with any answers to his power and precision.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nole and Roger win top ATP awards

Nole and Roger win top ATP awards

The ATP World Tour Awards presented by Moët & Chandon honours the season's best players and tournaments, as determined by the players and Emirates ATP Rankings. In addition to the player-voted awards, fans choose the winner of Fans' Favourite singles player and doubles team, while the ATP selects the recipients of the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian and Ron Bookman Media Excellence awards.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and the Bryan brothers are the winners of the ATP's top awards for 2015.

Djokovic will receive the ATP World Tour No. 1 award for the second straight year and fourth time overall. He has been ranked No. 1 since July 7, 2014.

Federer has been selected by his peers as winner of the Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award for the 11th time. He also gets the fans' favorite award for a 13th straight year.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Djokovic wins Paris Masters

Nole wins Paris

Novak Djokovic added a 26th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title to his resume by winning the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris for a third consecutive year, downing second seed Andy Murray in the final and improving his record against his nearest pursuant in the Emirates ATP Rankings to 21-9.
For Djokovic, there are few secrets to finding the road to success.

“Ever since very early childhood days, I have been surrounded with people who were very professional, very knowledgeable about the sport and lifestyle that is required for an athlete to reach the peak of his sport,” Djokovic said. “I think I have inherited that, first of all, from my parents, who were involved in different sports in their lives. Several coaches, people, mentors that have shaped me into the person and player I am today. I was fortunate to gather advice on how I should think about everything. Not just practice itself but recovery, nutrition and the psychological part, as well.”

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stan beats Rafa to set semifinal clash with Nole

Stan beats Rafa to set semifinal clash with Nole

Stan Wawrinka beat Rafa Nadal 7-6(8), 7-6(7) to reach the BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals.

Wawrinka will next face top seed Novak Djokovic, against whom he is 4-18.

In a match that stretched beyond 1 a.m. in Paris, Wawrinka would save three set points in the opening set, including two in the tie-break, to move ahead.

With an ill-timed double fault, Nadal would hand Wawrinka his second break of the match and a 4-3 lead in the final set. But with a chance to serve out the match at 5-4, the Magnus Norman-coached 30-year-old couldn’t close. Once again, it would come down to a tie-break, where Wawrinka again saved a set point to pull out an on-the-edge-of-your-seat win in two hours and 20 minutes.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (final)
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Q. You played the all time Grand Slam champion tonight; you might be playing with the greatest generation of players ever, and you're dominating them. How do you feel about that?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I wouldn't necessarily say I'm dominating, but I definitely am very proud of all of the achievements. You know, winning Grand Slam is very special for any tennis player when you are dreaming of becoming a professional tennis player. When you are kind of finding that inspiration, motivation, these are the tournaments you dream of winning.

So to actually relive these moments again after 2011 it's quite incredible. To win against one of the biggest rivals, as you said, all-time Grand Slam champion, somebody that, you know, always keeps on fighting till the last point, keeps making you play an extra shot, yeah, all these things now are very special to me.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Watch Federer vs Djokovic US Open final Online free video streaming

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
Friday, September 11, 2015

Q. What was is like to play a guy who was limited but also to be so on your game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, obviously it felt great to be able to perform as well as I did today at this stage of a tournament, again, knowing that Marin carried that injury for last couple of matches. I didn't allow that fact to distract me too much. I just wanted to concentrate on what I needed to do on the court and come out with the right intensity, make him move, get as many, you know, returns back in play. All in all, it was from my side a very solid match, and I take that as a confidence booster for the final.

Q. Did you know about that injury before the match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I knew that he was carrying a bit of a right ankle sprain. Played with it against Tsonga, as well. But, again, there was two days between. He came out on the court, so it was just -- that means that he was able to play. Now, it was probably, as he said, limited; didn't play as well as he could have. But, again, that's a question for him, how he felt. I just tried to execute the game plan, come out with the right strategy, and have done well.

Q. How is that level of confidence and the feeling you have now in comparison with other times you have reached the final here?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Q. You seemed really frustrated after the second set. What went wrong and how did you fix it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Just frustrating when you drop -- you play one sloppy service game in the beginning. Was 30-Love in that game and I allowed him to break me and the set was gone.

I thought I played a pretty good first set, and then after that, you know, I was just trying to hang in there and wait for the opportunities. I played good beginning of the third. Fourth was anybody's game, really. Didn't have many chances on his service games.

Played a very good tiebreak. That's a positive.

Q. The fourth set obviously was 6-6 and goes to a tiebreak. It seemed like the tiebreak was almost over before it started. What was the difference between the fourth set and the tiebreak?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US OPen Round 4

Novak Djokovic Interview US OPen Round 4

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 4)
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Q. We saw you angry in some parts of the match. I don't know whether that anger was due to crowd supporting Bautista Agut or you were angry at your opponent or at yourself?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Why would I be angry at Bautista Agut? He's playing great tennis. He's focused. He deserves to win the second set.

I was upset with myself. I was frustrated with the fact from 4-2 and 15-40 I wasn't able to capitalize on those opportunities and to lose five games in a row. I cannot allow myself to do that. It happens. I'm a player that shows emotions.

Obviously at that moment it wasn't easy, but I managed to kind of regroup and use the experience of facing these particular situations before in my life, knowing what to do next.

So important thing is that I managed to find a way to win.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview round 3

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview round 3

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 3)
Friday, September 04, 2015

Q. You made quick work of the day. Nice to expedite things at this stage of the tournament.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, obviously I didn't want to get into a fourth set. Didn't close out the match at 5-4. He played a very good game. Got a little bit tight. Match could have gone either way. Again, I was focused in the right moments. I came up with some big serves, but generally was a really, really tough three sets. Just glad to get through this one.

Q. How happy are you with the way you played today?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Satisfied, but you can always do better. We're all perfectionists in a way. We see certain things we could have done better. But, again, a win is a win. I can't underestimate the quality of my opponent today. He is 20, 25 in the world for a reason. He's not afraid to go out on a big stadium and play his best against big players. He won against Federer earlier this year in Australia. He's a good player and it's a good win.

Q. You seemed to struggle a little bit out there in the conditions.


Q. You were feeling dizzy?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, at the beginning, first set, I was struggling. I managed to break through and felt better after that.

Q. (Question regarding last year's match against Nishikori.)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, you know, conditions are not easy, obviously, but it's the same for both of us. You're getting ready for this. Sometimes the nerves play a little bit of a role. You tend to feel not that light on the court occasionally. But as you play along, I mean, I've faced this particular feeling and situation so many times in my life. It occurs. It comes and goes. Just have to kind of stay out there and believe that you can feel better and play better.

Q. Your outfit, you look like a French rugby player. Was it Peugeot or Uniqlo that make you the outfit or what?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I was hoping I could make an announcement after the tournament. But the Rugby Federation of France has made a partnership with Uniqlo... No, kidding. (Laughter.) No, it's inspired definitely by colors of United States, US Open, hard courts, little bit of Serbia. Serbian flag is same colors as French flag. A little bit of everything. I think creative designers are doing their job right.

Q. You've been having a lot of fun all tournament; having fun with the impostor in a practice session. Are you consciously trying to stay loose and have fun, or is that just natural for you?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Honestly, I've done it all my life, so it's not something that came this week. It's just everybody's different, I guess. When I'm on the court it's all business. I try to be focused and obviously go through emotions and try to get the job done. Once I'm done, I'm done. Tennis is not everything in my life. Obviously I have a lot of different interests. I have family. I try to stay who I am, kind of the personality I had all my life, friends I have. I like it. I like having fun. Why not? We're all young, and it's not an easy life traveling always on the tour. Not much free time. Why not make the best out of it?

Q. You came in here quickly. It's a more holistic life when you're raising a child. Talk about this type of an endeavor, a Grand Slam fortnight, but the balance of being a dad.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's a great balance. I'm experiencing it now since last October. It has brought a lot of joy in my life, of course, as I was mentioning before, but also a lot of positive energy and motivation to my professional life. You know, you always try to set up a new kind of goals, find an inspiration. You're always in a pursuit of finding that something that is going to drive you, that is going to keep you on alert every single day, keep you going for practice sessions, and doing the same things day in and day out. I mean, family, what bigger inspiration can you find more than that? When my boy arrived obviously in this life, on this planet, it was completely a new dimension of experience for me and my wife. I'm still riding on the wave of that experience. It has helped my tennis, definitely. I'm more focused, but I'm balanced. You need that balance. I mean, tennis is a very demanding sport. You need something that is going to keep you intact.

Q. Early in your career people noted you used to bounce the ball many, many times before you served. You don't do that anymore. Was that something you consciously had to work on so you could have a routine but wouldn't be in danger of a delay penalty?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, well, I got a few warnings, time violations, with ball bouncing. I was aware of the fact that it was annoying also the opponents. I wasn't doing it on purpose obviously. As the situation is more important in a match and you're facing breakpoints, I guess the more bounces I would get. It was a habit that I didn't want to keep, so I had to work on it obviously. Mentally mostly, because in the practice sessions I didn't do that much. It was more on the match. So, yeah, I'm glad I got rid of it. I occasionally bounce the ball a bit more than the average number, but it's still fine.

Q. Your game has changed the sport, pushed things forward. We have a storyline with your friend, Serena, on the other side. Talk about what she's doing, what makes her so special, her goal.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, she's a great champion and somebody that deserves to be in the position that she's in: fighting to make a Grand Slam year, win all four in a season, which a handful of players managed to do that, both women and men. It's quite remarkable really at her age she still keeps on going and is playing the tennis of her life. I think the most inspiring and most incredible fact about that is the fact that she has played so many years on the tour at a top level, and she still, you know, has that drive. She still wakes up in the morning, does her routine, all of that. I'm in that position, obviously, so I understand what it takes, the sacrifice, the amount of devotion. So that's really impressive. I wish her all the best, for sure.

Q. Is consistency one of the things you're most proud of in your own game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, it's one of them. Obviously each season one of the goals is to try to get to No. 1 of the world. To get to No. 1 of the world, you need to be consistent throughout the entire year. Tennis nowadays, men's tennis, is so competitive. With the guys like Murray, Nadal, Federer, they are going to do everything in their power to be consistent and to get the No. 1. That's what motivates me even more. So we push each other.

Q. Tennis has had a history of players who have had OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, do you know what that is?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: So I have an illness now. Okay. (Laughter.)

Q. Jimmy Connors he indicated in his book that he couldn't stop bouncing the ball. Fixated on it. In that regard, was it a hard habit to break? Did you ever find yourself having to struggle with becoming a person who got a little bit too addicted to routines?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's in a human's nature generally to stick to some routines and some habits. Everybody has some kind of habits, some that your body automatically does each day subconsciously you're not even aware of it. I think that's one of the things that I was doing. I was aware of the fact that it was too long, but just in those moments, you know, you can't make a change right away. It had to be done over a certain period of time. I was really working on it. I tried, especially in the match situation. The tricky thing was that in the practice situation I wasn't doing it; in matches I was. The only place I could work on it was matches. But then, you know, the match is so important you don't want to lose, right? So you go back to your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is... Yeah, that's why it took a little bit of time. But I think I'm healthy now. (Smiling.)

Q. Two days ago Andreas Seppi told me Fabio Fognini has more chances to beat Nadal than I have to beat Djokovic. Why do you think that is? You beat him 11 times in a row. Roger Federer beat Seppi 1o times in a row.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's hard for me to comment on that, make the comparison between the two matches. Maybe because he has never won against me. But, again, he wasn't playing like he came out with the white flag. It was a close match. One break, two breaks. First, second set, very close. I think it could have easily gone different way. I don't think he was without any chance today.

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Interview from US Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 2)
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Q. Was it a matter of getting used to the conditions, his game? Just working your way into it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Up to 5-4, first set, he was serving well. It was kind of tough to get into the rhythm of return and positioning.

You know, I think he had an average serve of 130 miles per hour, so came out firing from that shot in his game.

Never played him on hard courts. We played only once earlier this year on clay courts, but it's completely different.

Obviously the fact that you warm up and you get cold several times also affects little bit beginning of the match. We were ready to go out. The match before us, it took very long.

All in all, it was good to not stay too long on the court and get the job done in three sets.

Q. You still had some energy at the end. Was that a surprise?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stan Wawrinka wins French Open title

Stan Wawrinka wins French Open title

Stan Wawrinka upset Novak Djokovic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2015 French Open title.

Djokovic seemed to be taking over to start the fourth, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Wawrinka quickly broke him twice to get back in it. Leading 4-3, Djokovic earned three break point opportunities.

But when Wawrinka fought him off to even the set at 4-all, he seemed poised to take the title. Wawrinka broke Djokovic in the next game, taking the 5-4 lead, then held again to close out the match.

“I played the match of my life,” Wawrinka later said.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watch Djokovic vs Nadal at French Open Quarterfinals

Watch Djokovic vs Nadal in Roland Garros Quarterfinals

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Djokovic vs Nadal in Roland Garros Quarterfinals

Djokovic vs Nadal in Roland Garros Quarterfinals


Today we will have an amazing quarterfnal encounter at Roland Garros...

Rafal Nadal, who is turning 29 years old today, meets Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their Head2Head series 23-20, but Djokovic has won five of their past six matches. Nadal's only win in that stretch was here in the final last year. 

The Spaniard's career record in best-of-five-set matches on clay is 93-1, with the one loss coming here in 2009 to Robin Soderling.

 Djokovic is playing outstanding tennis. He's serving better than everyone else, and that's not usually the best part of his game.
He has 70 more winners than unforced errors through four rounds and has not dropped a set.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monte Carlo Champion: Novak Djokovic

Monte Carlo Champion: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters title.

Nole improved to 52-23 in tour-level title matches and erned €628,100 and 1,000 ATP Rankings points.

"It was a battle," Djokovic said. "I was up a set and 3-2, then a (rain) interruption, we came back, I had a break point but he played some amazing shots. If I made the break there, maybe the match could be done in two sets.

"He had his chances as well. The third set started very well at 4-0. I just lost that service game for no reason. After that, every single game went the distance: deuce, advantage. It was a real fight. I was trying to mentally stay tough and fight my way through."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo.

Djokovic will be aiming to become the first player to win the opening three Masters 1000 events of the season tomorrow when he faces Tomas Berdych in the final.

"I did have a slower start than he did in the match," admitted Djokovic. "He started very aggressive, playing good, serving well, having a break point for a double break. I played a good point there. I won a very important game not to allow him to have the advantage of 3-0.

"I started to get into the rhythm, started to tactically play the way I intended from the beginning. It was a fight. I think the 3-all game in both sets, they were the decisive moments in the match. I managed to win those in both sets.