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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Medvedev vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo semis

Medvedev stuns Djokovic to reach Monte Carlo semis
Medvedev vs Lajovic in Monte Carlo semis

Daniil Medvedev delivered the biggest win of his career on Friday when he dispatched top-seeded Novak Djokovic to advance to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monaco.

The 10th-seeded Medvedev broke the Serbian's serve five times during the stunning 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory in two hours, 20 minutes on the clay of Court Rainier III. It marked the first time the Russian has defeated a World No. 1 player.

"It's definitely the best match of my career. Not in terms of level of tennis, but definitely by the result," Medvedev said after the match. "(Reaching my) first Masters 1000 semifinal, beating No. 1 for the first time in my life. Just amazing."

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo

Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo
Djokovic beats Kohlschreiber in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters at Monaco.

Djokovic saved 12 of 16 break points to win the clay-court match in two hours, 36 minutes.

The Serb, who received a first round bye, clinched the first set with penetrating groundstrokes from the baseline but struggled with his serve in the second and serving at 2-3 down was forced to save two break points.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open
Djokovic upset in 4th round at Miami Open

Roberto Bautista Agut upset Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-3 and advance to the quarter-finals of the Miami Open as the Spaniard claimed his second win over the Serb this year.

Djokovic blasted the 22nd seed off the court in the opening set but Bautista Agut grew more aggressive in the second, stepping in to take his second serves early and baiting his opponent into extended rallies.

The tide turned in Bautista Agut's favor in the third when, after both players exchanged service breaks, an uncharacteristically sloppy Djokovic sent a backhand wide to fall behind 4-2.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami

Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami
Djokovic beats Delbonis in Miami

Novak Djokovic staved off a spirited challenge from Federico Delbonis for a 7-5 4-6 6-1 win in the third round of the Miami Open on Sunday.

Like Roger Federer the previous day, top seed Djokovic found it tough going against an unseeded opponent before prevailing in two hours in the Florida twilight.

Eighty-third ranked Delbonis, a left-hander with perhaps the highest ball toss in the game, took advantage of some Djokovic errors in the second set.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open
Djokovic ready to play tennis not politics at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic dismissed any suggestion of friction with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal as tennis politics spilled over to the Miami Open.

Tension between the three biggest names in men's tennis appeared on the rise after Djokovic, president of the ATP Player Council, rebuffed a request by Federer to meet during the BNP Paribas in Indian Wells earlier this month to discuss the future of ATP chairman Chris Kermode.

Despite a tenure which brought record prize money and growth, Kermode was ousted as ATP chief when players' representatives on the ATP Board failed to endorse an extension of the Englishman's contract.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Djokovic stunned by Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

Djokovic stunned by Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells
Djokovic stunned by Kohlschreiber at Indian Wells

Philipp Kohlschreiber upset Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-4 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

The German punched the air in celebration after a video review confirmed that his forehand winner caught the line on match point to seal the upset victory in Indian Wells.

Nole looked out-of-sorts throughout the 98-minute contest. He committed 27 unforced errors, converted just one of his five break point opportunities and destroyed his racket at one point when frustration boiled over on a sunny day in the Southern California desert.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title
Djokovic claims record seventh Australian title

Novak Djokovic claimed a record seventh Australian Open crown after beating Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3.

Moving past Pete Sampras into outright third on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners, Djokovic will head to Roland Garros looking for a second "Nole Slam", having already swept all four majors in 2015-16.

Only Federer's 20 and Nadal's 17 outstrip Djokovic's tally of Grand Slam trophies, but on the strength of the champion's virtuoso performance at Rod Laver Arena, they will be looking nervously over their shoulders.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next

Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next
Djokovic into Australian Open final, faces Rafa next

Novak Djokovic was about as perfect as can be in his semifinal at Rod Laver Arena. Didn't miss much. Almost couldn't, really.

It was a performance so flawless, so fantastic, that it was easy to feel as if only one man on the planet might have a chance of preventing Djokovic from claiming a record seventh Australian Open title: Rafael Nadal. As it happens, that is who he'll face in Sunday's final.

Djokovic never relented, not for a moment, while making an unheard-of total of five unforced errors against an overmatched Lucas Pouille en route to a 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 semifinal victory that lasted less than 1 1/2 hours.

"I guess you're driven by some force that takes over you, and you feel divine. You feel like in a different dimension," Djokovic said. "It's quite an awesome feeling that we all try to reach and stay in. Probably the biggest challenge, I think, is how to repeat that, how to stay there for as long as you possibly can."

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires

Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires
Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires

Novak Djokovic reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open for a seventh time on Wednesday after eighth seed Kei Nishikori retired hurt when trailing 6-1 4-1 in their quarter-final.

Top seed and six-times champion Djokovic will meet Frenchman Lucas Pouille, a maiden Grand Slam semi-finalist, on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

Rafa Nadal and Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas will meet in the other semi-final on Thursday.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Djokovic passes Medvedev test to reach quarter-finals

Djokovic passes Medvedev test to reach quarter-finals
Djokovic passes Medvedev test to reach quarter-finals

Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3 to reach his 10th quarter-final at Melbourne Park.

The night after Roger Federer was stunned by Greek tyro Stefanos Tsitsipas, there was another sniff of an upset at Rod Laver Arena as 22-year-old Medvedev rocked the Serb with a furious assault of power hitting.

Yet the Russian wearied in the constant attrition during Monday's fourth round match, and top seed Djokovic ended up cruising to victory soon after midnight, having passed easily his biggest test at what had been a sweat-free tournament.

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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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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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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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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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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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.