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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, competing at the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time since 2013, aims to capture at 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Novak Djokovic Wins 2016 Laureus Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic Wins 2016 Laureus Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for the second year in a row.

The Serb dedicated the award to Formula One driver Niki Lauda and footballer Johan Cruyff.

Djokovic topped fellow star athletes Stephen Curry, Lewis Hamilton, Usain Bolt, Jordan Spieth and Lionel Messi for the award.

Nole reached all four grand slam finals last year - winning three of them - while also claiming eight other titles on the ATP World Tour.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Djokovic upset in Monte Carlo

Djokovic upset in Monte Carlo

Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round in Monte Carlo Masters to Jiri Vesely.

His previous second-round defeat was at the 2013 Madrid Masters to Grigor Dimitrov, a vastly talented shot-maker with a far higher reputation than Vesely, an aspiring Czech player with one career title compared to the 63 for 11-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic.

It was also Djokovic's first loss in a completed match since November, having retired from a match in February with eye infections. This was his first match of the year on clay.

"There is the proof that nobody is unbeatable," the Serb said. "I have to move on, it's already behind me."

Djokovic saved a match point when he was serving against Vesely in the ninth game. But the Czech, who had never beaten a top-10 player, sealed the win on his second match point in the next game when Djokovic's forehand landed wide.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco

ATP Tennis Players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and others enjoyed the Photos: Monte-Carlo Masters Launch Party at Zelo's Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.... Enjoy the pics...

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at Miami Open

Djokovic reaches quarterfinals at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Dominic Thiem.

Djokovic will meet Tomas Berdych, who beat Richard Gasquet, in the Miami Open semifinals.

"It was far from easy," said Djokovic. "I struggled a lot."

Djokovic moved to 25-1 on the year, 27-1 in his past 28 matches on Key Biscayne. The Serbian star also moved a step closer to becoming the tournament's first back-to-back-to-back winner since Andre Agassi in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He fended off 14 of the 15 break points he faced and hasn't dropped a set so far in the tournament.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Djokovic wins 5th Indian Wells title

Djokovic captures record 5th Indian Wells title

Novak Djokovic destroyed Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 to win his 5th Indian Wells crown.

Djokovic earned his 62nd career title and extended his match win streak at the joint ATP and WTA hardcourt tournament to 17 straight.

"To win this tournament five times is a fantastic achievement," Djokovic said. "I'm just glad to be able to raise the level of my game as the tournament progresses, and that's something that I have been doing in the last two years particularly on the big events."

Friday, March 11, 2016

Djokovic sympathises with Sharapova

Djokovic sympathises with Sharapova

Novak Djokovic has sympathised with Maria Sharapova after she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open in January.

The Russian announced in a media conference on Monday she had tested positive for meldonium at the first grand slam of 2016.

The substance was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of prohibited substances on January 1, a fact Sharapova claims she overlooked having used the medication for 10 years due to health reasons.

Sponsors of the former world number one, Nike, TAG Heuer and Porsche have all since distanced themselves from the tennis star.

Djokovic, who won his 11th grand slam at this year's Australian Open, hopes Sharapova returns from the controversy stronger.

"I obviously wish her all the best. I know her for a long time and I feel for her, for what's happening," Nole said. "I just hope she gets out of this stronger, that's all I can say."

Monday, February 1, 2016

Djokovic wins 6th Australian Open title

Djokovic wins 6th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3) to win his sixth Australian Open title, the fourth time he has taken down the Scot in the Melbourne Park final.

Nole equals Roy Emerson’s Australian Open haul and closes to within six majors of Roger Federer’s record.

“I have to say I’m extremely honoured to be mentioned alongside the legends of our sport, like Rod Laver. Thank you Mr Laver for coming along tonight and making this match special,” Djokovic said. “Mr Roy Emerson, who is not here tonight, it’s a great privilege to match the record of one of the greatest players to have played this game.”

The loss marks the fifth time Murray had fallen in the Australian Open decider.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Australian Open Champion Novak DJokovic Final Interview

Australian Open Champion Novak DJokovic Final Interview

Novak Djokovic def Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3)

Q. What do you think made the difference tonight against Andy?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I think I started the match very well, as I started in semifinals versus Roger, with not many things I've done wrong. Actually I was very aggressive and just played the way I wanted to play against him, and executed the game plan perfectly for a set and a half.

I made a break in the second. I felt he was pretty neutral from the back of the court and was allowing me to take a charge and control over the rallies. I had more time.

Then he started serving better. He came back to the match. The second set was decided in a few points, as it was the third. I thought I maybe could have done better in my service games when I was up a break both sets, second and third, but credit to him for fighting and showing why he's one of the best in the world.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Australian Open Novak Djokovic pre-final press conference

Australian Open Novak Djokovic pre-final press conference

Q. What more can you say? (Laughter.)
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: (Laughter.) That's a good question, because I don't know how many questions I can really get in this pre-final press conference except one, that I'm playing Andy Murray in another final, which of course I'm very excited about.

And also it's a possibility for me to make history, which is of course another great imperative for me for tomorrow's match. These are the kind of matches that you work for. These are the kind of occasions that define you as a tennis player. I'll try to do my best obviously and get my hands on that trophy again.

Q. Did you watch Andy's match yesterday against Raonic? What do you think of how he's playing right now?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I have watched only last set, a little bit of the last set when Milos was already not moving that great. But I heard that it was a great match and that Milos played well in three sets and then he physically couldn't really push Andy until the end.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Semifinals Press Conference

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Semifinals Press Conference


Novak Djokovic def Roger Federer 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3

Q. Did you ever play a better first set?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I've had matches where I've played similar tennis. But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I've played against him overall I think throughout my career.

I've had some moments against him in sets where I've played on a high level, but this was, yeah, I think a different level than from before. I'm just very, very pleased that I was able to perform the way I did from the very beginning till the end.

Q. Does that mean you weren't fazed when he got into it in the third set?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I mean, of course, after two sets, you know, you start to think the player of Roger's caliber will start playing better, will change few things. I think he started raising his first-serve percentage. He used his slice, short slice, very well, and court positioning. He started to be more aggressive.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic def Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 6-4

Q. Can we say that it was a match Uniqlo?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Uniqlo won tonight. That's for sure.

Q. Were you confident all the time? Only nine mistakes for each set, 63 less than the other night.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, that was the goal, to decrease the unforced errors ratio. I've done that. I knew that I'm going to play against an opponent that plays very fast, faster than Simon. That makes also more unforced errors.

I tried to weather the storm, hang in there. He came up and played first couple games very fast, very quick. Took the ball early, being very aggressive from both corners. I expected that.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Day 7

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Day 7

Novak Djokovic def Gilles Simon 6-3 6-7(1) 6-4 4-6 6-3

Q. There was no huge joy for you after the match point. What was going through your mind after those 4 hours and 32 minutes of fight?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, that I was obviously pleased to win the match. The last point counts. But in terms of the performance itself, I haven't done well at all.

But, you know, can expect unforced errors when you're playing Gilles Simon who is one of the best counter-punchers in the tour at the moment and he's been around for many years. He likes to play long matches. He likes to play long rallies.

But I knew what was expecting me on the court. But I honestly didn't expect to make this many unforced errors. In terms of a level that I've played, it's the match to forget for me.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Novak Djokovic Interview - Australian Open Day 5

Novak Djokovic Interview - Australian Open Day 5

Q. Did you get any official statement from Australian Open why your message to Lleyton Hewitt has been cut last night? What's your comment?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I have no comment. I don't know. I've done it, but it wasn't there. I don't know. I guess we have to ask them.

Q. Difficult to adjust to this condition on this court tonight?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think, at least it's my subjective feeling, that Margaret Court is played slightly slower than Rod Laver Arena. But nevertheless, you know, the ball bounces low. It's pretty good for a type of player like Andreas Seppi who plays very flat and very solid from both corners of the baseline with a lot of depth.

It's not easy to stay with him on the baseline, you know. So I think that I started very well. A set and then a couple of breakpoints early in the second. Didn't use that. He started serving well. I backed up half a step back. He started playing more aggressive tennis. Not as many unforced errors.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Djokovic denies report that 2007 loss to Santoro was fixed

Djokovic denies report that 2007 loss to Santoro was fixed

Novak Djokovic has denied an Italian media report he deliberately lost a match in 2007 that has been linked to a wider scandal involving alleged corruption in tennis.

"It's not true," the Serb said with a shrug and shake of his head. "What it is to say? I've lost that match.

"Anybody can create a story about that match or for that matter any of the matches of the top players losing in the early rounds, I think it's just absurd."

"You can pick any match that you like that the top player lost and just create a story out of it."

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Day 3 Interview - January 20th 2016

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Day 3 Interview - January 20th 2016

Djokovic's photos Australian Open Day 3

Novak Djokovic def Quentin Halys 6-1 6-2 7-6(3)

Q. Another young and talented player, but you win in straight sets. Happy with how everything is going?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I think I played a good match. Third set was a close set. Was a battle. Credit to him for fighting, for serving well.

You know, we got to a tiebreak where I held my nerves and played a solid tennis. You know, he's a powerful player. You know, big forehand. He's being aggressive every time he had an opportunity. He was just firing shots from both corners, from back of the court.

He deserved the credit and applause in the end of the match for a fight.

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 3

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open 2016 Day 3

Novak Djokovic won his second round match against Quentin Halys during day three of the 2016 Australian Open ... Enjoy some pics from his encounter...

Monday, January 18, 2016

Photos: Novak Djkovic Australian Open 2016 Day 1

Photos: Novak Djkovic Australian Open 2016 Day 1

Enjoy Novak Djokovic's photos from his first round match against Hyeon Chung of Korea on day one of the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park...

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Press Conference January 18th 2016

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Press Conference January 18th 2016

Novak Djokovic def Hyeon Chung 6-3 6-2 6-4

Q. He's not an easy first round. Can you talk about how the match went for you.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, never played him before. Never practiced with him before. So work had to be done to analyze the opponent and get information from the other players and all the available videos of his past matches.

I've prepared myself as best as I could.

But, again, having to play somebody for the first time, especially somebody that is as young as him, he's only 19, you know, it can be tricky. Obviously getting out on the court and playing against a player that has nothing to lose.

His baseline game is very good, very solid, especially from the backhand side. Very flat, strong backhand, solid shots, both angles. Once he gets into the good rhythm, he can serve well.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Videos: Australian Open Press Conference - Djokovic, Federer, Murray and more

Videos: Australian Open Press Conference - Djokovic, Federer, Murray and more

Novak Djokovic talks about the large workload he experiences during a season and how he's preparing ahead of defending his title.



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