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  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title 3 hours 51 minutes ago

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss veteran's awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year's Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made...
  • Novak Djokovic close to scaling tennis' Everest: Andre Agassi 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    London: Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year's French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi. Had it not been for the Spaniard, Djokovic would already be part of...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open Yesterday

    Dubai: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here. However, the surprise of Thursday was Andy Murray's...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer enter Dubai open quarters 2 days ago

    Dubai: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer have entered the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Top seed Djokovic clearly dominated Andrey Golubey from Kazakhstan before winning 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday, while World No. 2 Federer defeated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3, reports Xinhua. "Djoker" as...
  • Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances at Dubai Championships 3 days ago

    Dubai: Playing for the first time since winning the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic came through with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The top-ranked Djokovic won his fifth title in Melbourne at the beginning of the month. "It's my first...
  • Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Novak Djokovic 4 days ago

    Novak Djokovic's flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis...
  • Novak Djokovic says fatherhood has given him a new perspective February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis. The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won. For Djokovic, the...
  • Murray to move into 4th, Wawrinka drops to 9th in ATP rankings February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Andy Murray's fourth loss in four finals at the Australian Open on Sunday still netted him a gain in the ATP computer rankings, moving him from sixth spot to fourth in the rankings list set to be issued Monday. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will remain No. 1, with Roger...
  • Novak Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or US Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafael Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme. On Sunday, Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4)...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 5th Australian Open title February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final on Sunday. Murray has now been a losing finalist four times here, losing twice previously to Djokovic in 2011 and 2013...
  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set. Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by police. "Security responded immediately. Both were quickly removed...
  • Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australian Open January 31, 2015

    For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts. Should Djokovic beat Murray he will become the first man in the Open era to win five titles in...
  • Australian Open: Down but not out, Djokovic just glad to make final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: A solemn Novak Djokovic will look for positives from his previous clashes at Melbourne Park after playing arguably his worst match of the tournament in edging a mentally "dead" Stan Wawrinka in five sets on Friday. The top-seeded Serb blew hot and cold in the 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0...
  • Djokovic beats defending champion Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win on Friday night...
  • Andy Murray battles into Australian Open men's final January 29, 2015

    Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych. ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in showdown at Melbourne Park January 29, 2015

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray. Serb Djokovic and Swiss Wawrinka's five-set marathons at Melbourne Park in 2013 and 2014 were arguably the most...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells January 29, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semi-final January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semi-final by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarter-final without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one...
  • Wawrinka through to semi-finals of Australian Open January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over US Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday. Wawrinka, who beat Rafael Nadal last year in the final for his first Grand Slam title, will play either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or...
  • Novak Djokovic extends Grand Slam quarter-finals streak to 23 January 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic will contest his 23rd consecutive grand slam quarter-final after easing past Luxembourg journeyman Gilles Muller 6-4, 7-5, 7-5 at the Australian Open on Monday. Djokovic was pushed by the 42nd-ranked Muller, a big-serving left-hander who had the shots to rally with the top seed, but the four-times champion...
  • Australian Open: Djokovic and Serena advance, Kvitova knocked out January 24, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic fine-tuned his voice and his game at the Australian Open on Saturday, advancing to the fourth round with a straight-sets win over Fernando Verdasco and then urging the crowd of 15,000 to sing Happy Birthday to his mother back home. After his 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win, the...
  • Djokovic advances to ninth straight fourth round at Australian Open January 24, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 7-6 (8), 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday. Four-time champion Djokovic won the tiebreaker on his fourth set point when Verdasco hit consecutive shots wide. The No. 1-ranked Djokovic broke the...
  • Novak Djokovic into Aussie Open 3rd round for 9th year in a row January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic moved into the third round at the Australian Open for the ninth consecutive year with a 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 win on Thursday over Russian Andrey Kuznetsov. Djokovic won the first set in 21 minutes and was rarely troubled against the 2009 junior Wimbledon champion. Kuznetsov broke the Serbian's...
  • Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka join Williams sisters in 3rd round in Australia January 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Top-ranked Serena Williams fended off three set points before going on a 10-game roll to beat Vera Zvonareva 7-5, 6-0 and move into the third round of the Australian Open. Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic had an easier run, spending a minute less than Williams on Rod Laver Arena in...
  • Serena, Djokovic advance to 2nd round at Australian Open January 20, 2015

    Serena Williams claims to suffer from nerves and jitters before her first-round matches at the Grand Slams. She certainly didn't show it, winning her first set in 21 minutes on Tuesday night on the way to a 6-0, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck at the Australian Open. The 18-time major winner...
  • Rafael Nadal still a contender says advancing Novak Djokovic January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Rafael Nadal has been shrugging his shoulders and suggesting he may not be ready mentally or physically to win this year's Australian Open after an injury-riddled 2014, but top seed Novak Djokovic is having none of it. "Well, I don't know what his intentions are, how he feels, but he...
  • Novak Djokovic wins 1st-round match at Australian Open January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fifth Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the first-round match on Tuesday. Djokovic, who said he had flu symptoms on the weekend, showed no apparent signs of illness in dominating the 116th-ranked Bedene. Djokovic won...
  • Australian Open preview: Novak Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Last year's Australian Open kicked off the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for a decade but Novak Djokovic is primed to stave off the charge of 'Generation Next' and take back his throne at Melbourne Park. Stan Wawrinka holds the title and a band of young upstarts are determined to...
  • Novak Djokovic downplays concerns over illness, ready to go January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic pronounced himself fit and raring to go in search of his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday after overcoming a bout of illness that had prompted social media users to suggest he was in doubt for the tournament. Djokovic had cancelled a practice session and news conference on...