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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open

Djokovic and Nadal advanced at Italian Open Novak Djokovic beat Filip Krajinovic 7-6 6-3 while Rafael Nadal defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-1, 6-3 to advanced at the Italian Open. Krajinovic made long-time friend Djokovic work hard to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time. Djokovic double faulted on the first of his three set points in the first-set tiebreak but a quick break in the second put him through in a tournament he has won four times.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Rafael Nadal to return to tennis at the Italian Open

Rafael Nadal to return to tennis at the Italian Open Rafael Nadal will be in action again next week at the Italian Open. "The Foro Italico is always a special place for me and even more so this year as it will be my first tournament following a long period without playing," Nadal said in a video message played at the event's presentation. Because of concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nadal preferred not to travel to New York for the ongoing U.S. Open. He last played in February, when he won a tournament in Acapulco, Mexico. Novak Djokovic will be playing here as well while Roger Federer is out due to injury. No fans will be permitted inside to watch matches at the Foro Italico and players will be placed inside a "bubble" similar to that at the U.S. Open. There will be frequent virus tests for players, coaches and others working at the tournament. Players traveling from New York and other areas will not be subjected to the 14-day quarantine rule being applied to normal travelers - as long as they do not test positive for COVID-19. Without ticket sales, prize money has been reduced by 40% from last year's tournament. "The economic damage to our federation is enormous," said Angelo Binaghi, the president of the Italian Tennis Federation. Binaghi was holding out hope until a few days ago that the regional Lazio government would allow a limited number of spectators at the tournament. "It certainly would have made more economic sense to cancel the tournament, as many others have done," Binaghi said. Binaghi added that he expects the ATP Tour to approve a new tournament for Sardinia in October - only for this year.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball

Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting line judge with ball Novak Djokovic is out of the US Open after being disqualified during his match againt Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic accidentally hit a line judge in the neck when he hit the ball back off his racket. He had just lost a point in the opening set. Players who hit another person on the court automatically are disqualified from the competition. He realized it immediately and approached the person. Carreno Busta advanced to the quarterfinals. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Djokovic advances in New York

Djokovic advances in New York Novak Djokovic made it past Jan-Lennard Struff with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Nole will next face Pablo Carreno Busta. The Serb was never in real trouble, only drama came early on when Struff had break point opportunities but could not convert against Djokovic's serve in the first game. The players stayed on serve until Struff sent a forehand wide on break point to give Djokovic a 5-3 lead. The Serb held to love the next game after firing an unreturnable serve to take the first set and coasted the rest of the way.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Djokovic through at US Open 2020

Djokovic through at US Open 2020 Novak Djokovic moved into the third round of the US Open after beating Kyle Edmund 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. "I'm really glad having an early kind of tough match because it kind of serves me better I think for the rest of the tournament," said Djokovic. The Serbian superstar is looking to close the gap on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, both absent from Flushing Meadows, in the race for the all-time men's Slam singles title record. The 33-year-old is on 17, with Nadal on 19 and Federer on 20.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Djokovic wins first-round at U.S. Open

Djokovic wins first-round at U.S. Open

Novak Djokovic defeated Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round at the U.S. Open.

Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth men’s championship and he cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket in the air, keeping his celebratory routine intact even without fans in the stadium.

Djokovic is 24-0 in 2020 and has won 18 of his last 19 matches overall in Grand Slam tournaments.

In the secon roun he will face Kyle Edmund.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Novak Djokovic wins estern & Southern Open Title

Novak Djokovic wins estern & Southern Open Title
Novak Djokovic wins estern & Southern Open Title

Novak Djokovic beat Milos Raonic 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2020 Western & Southern Open title.

Raonic rolled through the first set in 30 minutes. Djokovic made the most of his first break chance in the sixth game of the second set and then held twice to force a third set.

Raonic broke to lead the third set 2-0 when Djokovic sent a forehand long, but Djokovic broke back at love, Raonic netting a backhand on the final point, and broke again in the fifth game, seizing a 3-2 edge when the Canadian netted a forehand.

Djokovic held serve from there to claim the crown after two hours when Raonic netted a forehand.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Djokovic vs Raonic at Western and Southern Open Final

Djokovic vs Raonic at Western and Southern Open Final
Djokovic vs Raonic at Western and Southern Open Final

Novak Djokovic defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 and will face Milos Raonic, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 63, in the final of the Western & Southern Open in New York.

Nole struggled early with an apparent neck complaint and needed three hours and one minute to close the win.

"I don't know how I won it, to be honest. He was the better player." Djokovic said.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Djokovic advances, Thiem loses at the Western & Southern Open

Nole played with a sore neck and received treatment on court
Djokovic advances, Thiem loses at the Western & Southern Open

Novak Djokovic beat Ricardas Berankis 7-6, 6-4 at the Western & Southern Open while Dominic Thiem crashed out.

Nole played with a sore neck and received treatment on court.

"It's getting better," he said. "It's been four days. It's not yet where I'd like it to be but it’s heading in the right direction."

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Novak Djokovic will play US Open despite COVID-19 concerns


Novak Djokovic will play US Open despite COVID-19

Novak Djokovic announced that he has decided to compete in the US Open despite ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Djokovic, tested positive for COVID-19 in June after he organized a charity tennis tournament in Croatia, the Adria Tour, that operated without masks or social distancing requirements. 

Roger Federer will not play after having two surgeries on his knee, and Rafael Nadal announced last month that he decided not to compete due to concerns about COVID-19.





Sunday, January 12, 2020

ATP makes $500,000 donation for Australian bushfire relief

ATP makes $500,000 donation for Australian bushfire relief

The ATP will donate $500,000 to the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund as part of the bushfire relief efforts announced Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal after Serbia defeated Spain to win the ATP Cup.

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Serbia wins ATP Cup final

Serbia wins ATP Cup final

Serbia wins ATP Cup final

Roberto Bautista Agut beat Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1 but then Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6 and went back on court with Viktor Troicki to clinch the very first ATP Cup after beating Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4.

"I have never experienced such a support in my matches ever anywhere, and I have played the biggest stadiums in tennis, and this was something different," Djokovic said, crediting the thousands of Serbs who chanted, sang and recreated the atmosphere of a football stadium. "I want to thank everybody for contributing to this victory on and off the court."

"I'll remember this experience for the rest of my life - it's one of the nicest moments of my career,'' Djokovic said. ''I've been very fortunately blessed, had an amazing career over the last 15 years, but playing for a team, playing for a country with some of my best friends is just - you can't match that. It's too special.''

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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Video: Novak Djokovic's Best ATP Shots In 2019

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side

Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side
Djokovic off to winning start with Ivanisevic at his side

Novak Djokovic got his campaign for a fifth Wimbledon title off to a winning start on Monday with newly-hired coaching team recruit, and 2001 winner, Goran Ivanisevic helping steer the ship.

Djokovic defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-5, 6-3.

But he had to recover from early breaks in both of the first two sets against a player who beat him at Indian Wells this year, as well as a nasty fall on the Centre Court grass.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting
Djokovic prepares for Wimbledon with seven-hour meeting

Novak Djokovic warmed up for the defence of his Wimbledon title not on the practice courts, but locked away for seven hours in a stuffy meeting room discussing the politics of tennis.

As well as being the world number one and the holder of 15 Grand Slam titles, the 32-year-old is president of the ATP Player Council.

It's a powerful representative body which also occasionally pits player against player.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Djokovic rolls in France

Djokovic rolls in France
Djokovic rolls in France

Novak Djokovic needed only 95 minutes to beat unseeded Henri Laaksonen 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in a rather uneventful match.

But in an on-court interview afterward, the 32-year-old Serbian revealed that his 4-year-old son Stefan watched him play in person for the first time.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Djokovic powers past Hurkacz

Djokovic powers past Hurkacz
Djokovic powers past Hurkacz

Novak Djokovic might be out of pocket after trashing the floor of a Roland Garros gym but there was little else troubling the Serb after he opened his French Open bid on Monday by dismantling Poland's Hubert Hurkacz.

The 32-year-old, bidding for a second Roland Garros title and to become the first man in the professional era to hold all four Grand Slam titles on two separate occasions, mixed power and precision in equal measure to win 6-4 6-2 6-2.

Reigning champion Rafael Nadal, the man most likely to block Djokovic's path to a second "Nole Slam", had earlier launched his bid for a 12th title on the Parisian clay in sublime style.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Djokovic facing tricky Roland Garros opener

Djokovic facing tricky Roland Garros opener
Djokovic facing tricky Roland Garros opener

Novak Djokovic begins his bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title on Monday against Hubert Hurkacz at Roland Garros.

Novak Djokovic (SRB x1) v Hubert Hurkacz (POL)

Nole can become only the second man in history to hold all four Grand Slams simultaneously twice if he triumphs in Paris.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final
Nadal vs Djokovic in Rome final

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won Saturday to advance to the final at the Italian Open, which will be their 54th career meeting.

Djokovic had a challenge in his semifinal match before defeating Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 to reach his ninth final in Rome.

"He came out with the right game plan," Djokovic said of Schwartzman. "He was hitting the ball clean. He was hitting it fast. He was mixing up the pace. He was drop-shotting really well. It was really hard to read the play."

After the win in the second-set tiebreaker, Schwartzman gained confidence but couldn't take the momentum into the third set.