Novak Djokovic is about to find out what it takes to follow up on a nearly unbeatable season.
The 24-year-old Serb won three of the four Grand Slams titles, lifted seven other trophies and wrested the No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. His 70-6 record included a staggering 41-match winning streak to begin the season.
"It was incredible," Djokovic said. "I made so many wins in a row that I really didn't count any more. I was just trying to play one match at the time and trying to think how long the streak will go on, not when it will end."
Djokovic eventually fell one short of matching John McEnroe's record of 42 straight wins to begin the 1985 season. Despite that, the American great said the tougher competition and greater athleticism in today's game made the Serb's feat "more impressive."...more
01:40 PM, Dec 31, 2011
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi reunited after nine years only to split within months as Indian tennis' highs and lows remained centred on its doubles players in 2011. Bhupathi is set to partner Rohan Bopanna in the coming season, running up to the Olympics, and it remains to be seen how they would shape up in London. Paes, meanwhile, is likely to start the year with Serb Janko Tipsarevic in...
01:04 PM, Dec 31, 2011