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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.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the semifials in Monte Carlo where he will play Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their head-to-head 23-19 and defeated the Serb in the 2009 and 2012 finals in Monte-Carlo before Djokovic exacted revenge in the 2013 title match.

The Spaniard relinquished one of his breaks when leading 5-2 in the first set, but closed out the opener and looked to have control of the match when he went up an early double break 3-0 lead in the second set.

But Ferrer was going to make Nadal work for his victory. The Valencia native recouped one of the breaks in the fourth game, and then thwarted Nadal when he served for the match at 5-4, reeling off three straight games to stun the Mallorcan and level the match.

Five to follow at the French Open

Five to follow at the French Open

The clay-court season is now firmly up and running on the European circuit as attention and focus will naturally start to build towards the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal will be spearheading the charge to win the second Grand Slam of 2015, but there will be plenty of challengers determined to topple the undisputed King of Clay.

Betfair may have Nadal and Djokovic at 6/4 and 3/2 to win, respectively, when this article was created, but if they land in the same half of the draw, then there will be some value to be had in the other half.

Here, we take a look at five players, naturally including Nadal and Djokovic, who are going to be worth following at Roland Garros.


RAFAEL NADAL



With a mind-boggling 10th French Open title the target for Nadal, he remains the man to beat at Roland Garros, despite his various troubles since winning for a fifth successive year in 2014.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rafa and Nole into Monte Carlo quarterfinals

Rafa and Nole into Monte Carlo quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal battle past John Isner 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Rafa saved two set points to clinch the first set in the tie-break. Isner stormed back in the second set, recovering from 0-40 on his serve to hold and then break to go up 5-4 before eventually forcing a third set.

“My mentality in the third [set was] very positive,” said Nadal. “The game, the level of tennis, [it] improved a little bit in the third than in the previous two sets. That's very important for me. [I’m] very happy to be in quarter-finals. [It’s a] very important result for me.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Novak Djokovic Wins Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic Wins Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic has been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

The World No. 1 was presented with the award by HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.

Djokovic came out on top ahead of fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer, and Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy.

"This is probably the crown of my 2014 season that has been highlighted with winning Wimbledon, regaining No. 1 in the world and becoming a father," said Djokovic. "It has probably been my best year so far in my life."


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

N. DJOKOVIC/A. Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
An interview with: NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Congratulations.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Thank you.

Q. Talk about first of all obviously brutal conditions from one side of the court.
You guys cut your serves like in half. All the breaks occurred there. What was it like out there?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You described it in a good way. It was just very tough, brutal conditions for both of us.
First set was really up and down for both of us, and we tried to stay mentally tough, both of us, and kind of hang in there, battle, and wear down the other player physically.
There were lots of exchanges, a lot of long rallies. I was expecting that coming into the match, but one thing is to really expect and the other is to really experience it and really go through it on the court.
So wasn't easy, but as I said, it was the same for both players. I played a good tiebreak; managed to hang in there. Wasn't really a great
tennis display. A lot of unforced errors.
But in these conditions you just want to try to stay with the other player and extend the punching exchange and try to wait for the opportunities. I did have some opportunities in the beginning of the second set where I maybe could have gotten the break and maybe win the match in straight sets, but he came back. He played better in the second.
Then the third the beginning was, again, important part. First two games were pretty long. I managed to win those. After that, I felt like he was
getting tired. That's where the momentum was on my side. But generally it was just a physical battle between the two of us that play similar game. You know, we haven't served that well, so we haven't had that many free points, as a matter of fact. With first or second serve we needed to earn every single point, to work for it.
That's why this particular match was very tough.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

An interview with NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You have won Miami back to back twice already. What's the key for this quick turnaround?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I started the season very well with winning Grand Slam, and that
definitely helps my confidence level. I finished the 2014 season in a great form winning Paris and London back to back and then winning Australia and playing finals Dubai, Davis Cup, and then Indian Wells.
Of course I'm at a great place now. I try to enjoy and take the best out of the feeling that I have on the court right now.
Hopefully I can have another great week in Miami. The record that I had in last, you know, eight, nine years I have been coming back to Miami and playing the tournament is really good.
Some of my best tennis I have played here in these courts.
That can hopefully help me to get far in the tournament. We are here in United States for, you know, some of the biggest events we have in sport, Indian Wells and Miami for four weeks, playing best of three, and it's well spread.
It does help you to recover and get ready for the next matches. You don't get too exhausted physically because the schedule is such that it allows you to have fun to recover and have time for the next one.

Q. You know, Wimbledon has famous Kipling line of if you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same. Do you follow something the same? Is that how you keep your mindset, coming off a big win, as well?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Djokovic wins Indian Wells after beating Federer

Djokovic wins Indian Wells after beating Federer

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to successfully defend his Indian Wells crown and claim his 50th career ATP title.

Nole also captured his fourth Indian Wells crown and is now tied with world number two Federer for the most men's titles in the California desert.

It was another epic struggle in a long list of hardcourt battles between the two top players in the world, who have met 38 times with Swiss great Federer still holding a slight 20-18 edge.

Djokovic had lost his last two matches to Federer in straight sets after beating him in last year's Wimbledon final. The five-time Australian Open winner also needed three sets to beat Federer in the 2014 Indian Wells title match.

Djokovic's range of emotions Sunday went from shaking while trying to take a drink of water during a changeover, to breaking a racquet in fit of anger to the sweet bliss of beating the 17-time Grand Slam winner and one of the greatest of all-time on the big stage.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer - Indian Wells 2015 Final

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer - Indian Wells 2015 Final

Today we will have an amazing final between Novaj Djokovic and Roger Federer in Indian Wells....

Roger leads their head to head series 20-17 .... Check out teir 37 meetings results...

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2015 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final, Dubai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 63 75
2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters semi-final, Shanghai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 64 64
2014 Wimbledon Final, Grand Slam, London, grass, Djokovic d. Federer 67(7) 64 76(4) 57 64
2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters semi-final, Monte-Carlo, clay, Federer d. Djokovic 75 62
2014 BNP Paribas Open final, Indian Wells, hard, Djokovic d. Federer 36 63 76(3)
2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi-finals, Dubai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 36 63 62
2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals round robin, London, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 64 67(2) 62
2013 BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals, Paris, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 46 63 62
2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals final, London, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 76(6) 75
2012 Western & Southern Open final, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 60 76(7)
2012 Wimbledon Semi-final, Grand Slam, London, grass, Federer d. Djokovic 63 36 64 63
2012 Roland Garros Semi-final, Grand Slam, Paris, clay, Djokovic d. Federer 64 75 63
2012 Internazionali BNL d'Italia Semi-final, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Rome, clay, Djokovic d. Federer 62 76(4)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

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[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [4] Andy Murray (GBR)

FedEx Head2Head: Djokovic leads 16-8
2006 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-0
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R16 Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-4
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Canada Hard QF Andy Murray 6-3 7-6(3)
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
2009 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2011 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-2 6-3
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 3-6 7-6(2)
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 6-4 3-0 ret
2012 Australian Open (Australia) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 7-5
2012 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard SF Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-1 7-6(4)
2012 London Olympics (Great Britain) Grass SF Andy Murray 7-5 7-5
2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Hard F Novak Djokovic 5-7 7-6(11) 6-3
2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard RR Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-3 7-5
2013 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2
2013 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass F Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-3
2014 US Open (NY, U.S.A.) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-4 2014 Beijing (China) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2
2015 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Novak Djokovic vs Bernard Tomic - Indian Wells QF

Novak Djokovic vs Bernard Tomic - Indian Wells QF

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[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [32] Bernard Tomic (AUS)

FedEx Head2Head: Djokovic leads 3-0

2011 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass QF Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R32 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-3
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3

• Djokovic advanced to his eighth QF at Indian Wells with a 6-4, 7-6(5) victory over Isner. The Serb converted on both of his BP opportunities during the 92-minute encounter.
• Djokovic kick started his title defence with back-to-back straight-set wins over Baghdatis (6-1, 6-3) and Ramos-Viñolas (7-5, 6-3).
• Djokovic is making his 10th appearance at the BNP Paribas Open. He was a champion in 2008 (d. Fish), 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2014 (d. Federer).
• Djokovic is bidding to reach his 44th ATP Masters 1000 SF (43-12 in QFs) and his seventh SF at Indian Wells (6-1 in QFs).
• Djokovic is chasing a 21st ATP Masters 1000 title this week. He is third in all-time titles won at this tournament level, behind Rafael Nadal (27) and Roger Federer (23).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tennis Previews & Predictions - Indian Wells R16

Tennis Previews & Predictions - Indian Wells R16

I have been blogging about tennis since 2007 and one thing I love to do, specially when big matches are about to begin, is to check out the players head to head series and look for ATP tennis match previews.

For me it is very interesting to see how the battle between top players and their rivalry evolved during the years.

Indian Wells R16 is about to happend with matches like Novak Djokovic vs John Isner, Andy Murray vs Adrian Mannarino, Roger Federer vs Jack Sock and Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Simon.

Just a little bit of info from these great battles:

Djokovic vs Isner:
Nole leads their head to head series 5-2.
2010 SRB vs. USA WG 1st RD (Serbia) Clay RR Novak Djokovic 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4
2010 Beijing (China) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-2
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF John Isner 7-6(7) 3-6 7-6(5)
2013 USA vs. SRB WG QF (United States) Hard RR Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-2 7-5
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard QF John Isner 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
2014 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-7(2) 6-1

Monday, March 16, 2015

Indian Wells: Djokovic faces Ramos

Indian Wells: Djokovic faces Ramos

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continues his title defence on Day 5 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Serb goes up against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas for the first time in the night session.

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Albert Ramos-Viñolas (ESP)

• Djokovic kick started his title defence with a 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Baghdatis. The Serb won 82% of points behind his serve.
• Djokovic is set for his 10th appearance at the BNP Paribas Open. He was a champion in 2008 (d. Fish), 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2014 (d. Federer).
• Djokovic has won 16 of his last 18 matches against Spanish opposition, with his two defeats coming last year against Nadal at Roland Garros and Robredo in Cincinnati.
• Djokovic arrived in Indian Wells after helping Serbia reach the Davis Cup World Group QF with victory over Croatia. The world No. 1 defeated Mate Delic before teaming up with Nenad Zimonjic to clinch the doubles points.
• In January, Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles, defeating Murray in the final. It was his eighth Grand Slam crown, putting him level with Agassi, Connors, Lendl, Perry and Rosewall in eighth place on the all-time list for most major titles.
• Djokovic’s last tournament outing came in Dubai two weeks ago where he fell to Federer in the final. He had been bidding to become the 12th player in the Open Era to win 50 titles. He is currently tied with coach Boris Becker on 49.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray talk before playing at the BNP Paribas Open....


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Davis Cup: Serbia beats Croatia

Davis Cup: Serbia beats Croatia

Serbia reached the Davis Cup quarterfinals when Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic beat Croatian duo Marin Draganja and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in Saturday's doubles to take an insurmountable 3-0 lead.

The top-ranked Djokovic was a late replacement for Viktor Troicki, who had a tough five-set victory over Croatian teen Borna Coric in the opening singles on Friday. Djokovic beat Mate Delic on the first day.

Djokovic hurt his finger in the doubles in a fall in the second set but was able to play on.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Federer Wins Seventh Dubai Title

Federer Wins Seventh Dubai Title

Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015 title.

The Swiss hit ace number 9000 when he fired down a service winner at the start of the sixth game of the second set.

After saving two break points earlier in the contest, Federer broke Djokovic in the eighth game and went on to serve out the opener. Top seed Djokovic had his chances to push the match to a third set. He had Federer at 15/40 on serve in the eighth game and then again in the 10th game – eliciting two set points – but could not convert.

Federer then pounced in the 11th game, breaking Djokovic - who had led 40/0 - with a forehand winner to Djokovic, Federerlead 6-5. Federer faltered slightly serving for the match. He netted on his first match point and was forced to save a seventh break point for Djokovic before sealing victory at the second time of asking in 84 minutes.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Q. Talk us through that third set. Struggling with injury, then you went on to win 12 of the last 13 games.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. There were a lot of turning points in the match. As I think everybody predicted, it was going to be a big battle. Of course, Grand Slam finals for both of us, regardless of the record that I have here, and him playing also three times the final not winning a title, regardless of that, we both knew that, you know, we have equal chances to win it. Very similar match to the Australian Open final in 2013 when we played over two hours the first two sets. Tonight two and a half hours the first two sets. Very physical. Very exhausting. We both of course went through some tough moments physically. You could see that I had a crisis end of the second, beginning of the third. Just felt very exhausted and I needed some time to regroup and recharge and get back on track. That's what I've done. I started hitting ball and trying to be a little bit more aggressive coming to the net, shortening the points. I got a very important break of serve at 2-Love for him in the third that got me back in the match mentally, as well. It was a cat-and-mouse fight. It always is. We always try to outplay the opponents with the groundstrokes, with the long rallies, a lot of variety in the games: spin, flat, slice, dropshots. I think both went out with the full repertoire of the shots we have. I hope everybody that watched it enjoyed the finals. From my side it was definitely very exhausting. Just glad that I believed it all the way through. Saved some breakpoints at 3-All in the third set and managed to make that break and win the third. After that I felt huge relief. I felt I could swing through the ball. I felt the momentum was on my side and I wanted to use that. At this level very few points can turn things around on the court as we could see tonight.

Q. Even if you know him since you are both 11 years old, he said he was distracted by you limping or having a problem to the hand or foot. Should it happen between two people who know each other so well?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Q. Can you go through this match because there were a lot of ups and downs. You came through at the end, but it looked like a huge struggle for you.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I did not play on the level that I intended before the match. There were parts of the match where I stepped in and played a game I needed to play, but parts of the match where I played too defensive and allowed him to dictate the play from the baseline. He has great depth in his shots. Once he has control of the rallies it's very difficult to play against him. So, yeah, it was very emotional, very tense, as it always is against a top player in semifinals of a Grand Slam. Of course, judging by the last two matches we played here in Australian Open last two years, we could expect something like that, five-setter. So the battle was great. It was no different this year from the previous two years in terms of, you know, fighting from both sides. The only difference was that the fifth set went completely my way. But, again, it was a tight first opening game of the fifth set where he had some breakpoint opportunities, missed an easy ball. Yeah, I mean, a couple points decide a winner in these particular matches when you're playing for Grand Slam final. I can say I'm glad, of course I'm happy and satisfied to go through. I'm proud of the fighting spirit that I had. But the level of performance was not where I wanted it to be.

Q. When Jim Courier spoke to you after the match he asked you if you had any physical issues, but then you sort of talked tactics.