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  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic Yesterday

    Rio de Janeiro: Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams". The 27-year old finished top of the 2014 world rankings by clinching the ATP World Tour Final in London last week after 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger...
  • Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia 3 days ago

    Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season's absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday. "Novak returns to the Serbia Davis Cup team for the first-round tie against Croatia from March 6-8," said...
  • Djokovic wins ATP year-ender after Federer pulls out 6 days ago

    A mouthwatering finale to the season ended before it even began on Sunday when Roger Federer was forced to pull out prior to the ATP World Tour Final showdown with Novak Djokovic. The 33-year-old Swiss, who spent nearly three hours late on Saturday beating compatriot Stanislas Wawrinka in a gruelling semi-final,...
  • Tetchy Djokovic blames exhaustion for Nishikori scare 1 week ago

    Novak Djokovic said exhaustion and a loss of concentration played a part in a mid-match slump against Japan's Kei Nishikori that nearly wrecked his hopes of a third consecutive ATP World Tour Finals title on Saturday. A day after wrapping up the year-end world number one spot, a tetchy Djokovic dropped...
  • Roger Federer hangs tough to set up Djokovic showdown 1 week ago

    Six-times champion Roger Federer survived a late-night Swiss semi-final thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday to set up an ATP World Tour Finals showdown against Novak Djokovic. After a week of one-sided group stage action at London's O2 Arena, the season-ender burst to life with world number one Djokovic battling past...
  • Novak Djokovic halts Kei Nishikori fightback to reach ATP final 1 week ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic ended Kei Nishikori's impressive debut at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 semifinal victory at the O2 Arena on Saturday. The Serb was rattled by a mid-match onslaught from the Japanese who came back from a poor start to dominate the second...
  • John McEnroe welcomes Novak Djokovic to 'all-time greats' club November 15, 2014

    Novak Djokovic was hailed as "one of the greats of all time" by John McEnroe as he again claimed the year-end world number one spot with a victory at the ATP Tour finals on Friday. Fellow seven-time grand slam winner McEnroe paid his tribute before Djokovic demolished Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-2...
  • Novak Djokovic trounces Tomas Berdych at ATP Finals, seals No.1 spot November 14, 2014

    Novak Djokovic added another processional victory to the lengthening list at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2 6-2 demolition of subdued Czech Tomas Berdych on Friday. The world number one was virtually guaranteed a semi-final berth before walking on court at the O2 Arena, but made doubly sure by...
  • Novak Djokovic mauls Marin Cilic in ATP Tour Finals opener November 11, 2014

    Novak Djokovic began his challenge for a hat-trick of ATP World Tour Finals triumphs in London with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Croatia's Marin Cilic on Monday. The Serbian world number one produced a ruthless display against a ragged U.S. Open champion, opening his Group A account with a 56-minute masterclass. The...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at ATP Finals November 10, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Novak Djokovic eyeing third consecutive title at Finals November 9, 2014

    London: Becoming a father has not affected Novak Djokovic's drive and motivation. The top-ranked Serb won his 20th Masters title in Paris last week in his first tournament since the birth of his baby boy, Stefan. Childcare duties have not lessened his desire to finish the year as the world's top-ranked...
  • Djokovic to face Cilic at ATP finale, Murray to meet Federer November 3, 2014

    London: Three-times champion and world number one Novak Djokovic has been drawn in a group with US Open champion Marin Cilic in next week's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London. Defending champion Djokovic, who retained his Paris Masters title on Sunday after beating Milos Raonic, will also face Australian Open...
  • Djokovic sweeps past Raonic to win Paris Masters November 2, 2014

    Paris: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic easily defended his Paris Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Milos Raonic on Sunday. Djokovic, who did not drop a set during the whole week, claimed the 20th Masters title of his career and won the indoor tournament for the third time, matching the tally...
  • Novak Djokovic sets up Paris Masters final against Milos Raonic November 2, 2014

    Everything is going Novak Djokovic's way right now. The top-ranked Serb celebrated the birth of his first child last month, is on course to finish the year as the No. 1 player in the world for the third time, and eased into the Paris Masters final on Saturday - where he...
  • Champion Novak Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters October 29, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic began his Paris Masters title defence with a routine 6-3 6-4 win over German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round on Tuesday. The top seed, who had a first-round bye, next faces 13th-seeded American John Isner or Frenchman Gael Monfils for a place in the...
  • Djokovic vies to hold off Federer for No. 1 October 28, 2014

    Paris: Amid the joy of becoming a father, Novak Djokovic has to turn his attention back to tennis rather quickly as he tries to fend off Roger Federer for the year-end No. 1 ranking. Djokovic is defending his title at the Paris Masters this week, his first tournament since the birth...
  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan October 23, 2014

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic is a proud father. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted on Wednesday that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child - a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday. "I'm so proud of my beautiful...
  • Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Reigning US Open champion and World No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Cilic will lead the UAE Royals amongst the world's finest players from...
  • Ticket sales for IPTL Delhi leg to begin soon October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The online ticket sales for the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Delhi leg to be held December 6-8, will begin post-Diwali weekend. The tickets will be sold in phases, with close to 6,000 tickets available across price categories ranging from Rs.3,240 to Rs. 49,680, an IPTL release said. The...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals October 12, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has become the fourth player to qualify for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP said in a statement on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss has enjoyed a career-best season in 2014, winning his maiden grand slam title, and he has accumulated enough points to...
  • Federer tops Djokovic to reach Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood against his younger opponent, who was on a 28-match winning streak...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer set up Shanghai Masters semi-final October 10, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches, while Federer played a nearly flawless...
  • Novak Djokovic extends China win streak to 28 matches October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday and extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches. Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals in a rematch of their Wimbledon final, which the Serb won for his seventh career major....
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters in Shanghai October 10, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third round Thursday. Roger Federer also advanced to the quarter-finals with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, a night...
  • Photos: World's best tennis players Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic feel dwarfed as they stand next to NBA star Yao Ming October 9, 2014

    It was a day when the biggest tennis players in the world were dwarfed by a towering presence. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met China's former NBA star Yao Ming at the Shanghai Masters tournament.While Roger Federer stands 6ft 1in tall, Novak Djokovic is slightly taller at 6ft 2in. However,...
  • Novak Djokovic dominates Tomas Berdych to win 5th China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title in dominating fashion on Sunday, routing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2. Djokovic was one point away from handing Berdych a "double bagel" - a 6-0, 6-0 defeat - but the Czech player fought off match point, then broke Djokovic to win...
  • Novak Djokovic holds off Andy Murray to win China Open October 4, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 straight points to open a 2-0 lead...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray win at China Open October 3, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a semi-final at the China Open with convincing wins on Friday over two members of the younger generation enjoying breakthrough seasons. The top-seeded Djokovic defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-4, while sixth-seeded Murray took out US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-1,...
  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 63, 64, 64. It took...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia expect to beat India even without Novak Djokovic September 11, 2014

    Even without Novak Djokovic on the court, Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic is expecting a win when his team plays India in the Davis Cup playoffs. Djokovic opted out of the bestoffive series due to fatigue. "It does not matter who is playing," Obradovic said Thursday. "The team needs to be prepared and...