Novak Djokovic

  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open 3 days ago

    New York: Florian Mayer has pulled out of the US Open. The 62nd-ranked German hasn't played since March, when he withdrew from his match against Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne because of a groin injury. He missed the French Open and Wimbledon. His withdrawal from the US Open was announced on...
  • Djokovic retains singles top spot, Paes 13th in doubles 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Serbian Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP singles rankings with 13,130 points while Spaniard Rafael Nadal is not far behind in second place with 12,670 points. Meanwhile, with 4,250 points Leander Paes is the top ranked Indian in men's doubles, retaining his 13th place. Rohan Bopanna remains in 20th...
  • Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed in romantic ceremony at a posh Adriatic resort July 11, 2014

    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic wed Thursday in a gazebo civil ceremony on a lawn at a posh Adriatic resort. The event, held in a park above a beach close to the luxury Montenegro islet Sveti Stefan, was attended by "the families, close friends and...
  • Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic marries girlfriend Jelena Ristic July 11, 2014

    Four days after winning Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic has married his pregnant fiancee in a private ceremony in Montenegro. Djokovic and longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic were wed on Thursday in an upscale resort on the Adriatic coast. Local media say the ceremony was attended by family, friends and guests, but away from the...
  • Novak Djokovic replaces Nadal at No. 1 after Wimbledon July 7, 2014

    London: Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has replaced Rafael Nadal at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, while runner-up Roger Federer has moved up one spot to No. 3. In all, there were eight changes in the top 10 on Monday, a day after Djokovic beat Federer in five sets for his...
  • This win means a lot to me, says Novak Djokovic July 7, 2014

    Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by holding off the Swiss star 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4. ...
  • Wimbledon: Boris Becker tops Stefan Edberg again, this time as coach July 7, 2014

    London: Just as he did so often during their playing days, Boris Becker came out on top against Stefan Edberg. This time, though, they were not out there on the grass at Wimbledon, serving-and-volleying the way they did in the old days. Instead, they were sitting up in the players' guest...
  • Djokovic beats Federer in five-set thriller to win second Wimbledon title July 6, 2014

    Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon title and denied Roger Federer his record eighth by outlasting the Swiss player in five sets on Sunday. Djokovic wasted a 5-2 lead, and a match point, in the fourth set but held on for a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Centre Court...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Federer eyes record eighth title at the All England Club July 6, 2014

    Old rivalries will be renewed on and off the court in the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday when Roger Federer, bidding for a record eighth title, takes on top seed Novak Djokovic. While two of the game's most recognisable figures meet on Centre Court, their 'super coaches' will be pitted against...
  • Federer beats Raonic to set up Wimbledon final with Djokovic July 5, 2014

    London: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals on Friday at the All England Club. Federer, chasing his record eighth Wimbledon championship, swept past Canada's Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to reach his 25th Grand Slam...
  • Djokovic beats Dimitrov in four-set thriller to enter Wimbledon final July 4, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time in four years after holding off Grigor Dimitrov in a battle of the old guard against the new. The top-seeded Djokovic ran off six of the final seven points in the tiebreaker to beat the rising Bulgarian star...
  • Djokovic beats Cilic in five sets to enter Wimbledon semi-finals July 3, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semi-finals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday. The top-seeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up at the All England Club, has reached at least the semi-finals at 16...
  • Novak Djokovic takes on Cilic in super-coach battle at Wimbledon July 2, 2014

    London: Two former Wimbledon champions will meet in the quarter-finals on Wednesday, but this battle will be in the stands as supercoaches Boris Becker and Goran Ivanisevic watch their players battle for a place in the last four. Top seed Novak Djokovic, coached by three-times champion Becker, takes on big-serving Marin...
  • Novak Djokovic eases past Tsonga to reach Wimbledon quarters July 1, 2014

    London: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga for the 11th straight time on Monday to advance to the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) victory. Djokovic hit a cross-court backhand service return on the first match point and held out his arms in a look-at-me pose. The shot was called...
  • Li Na, Venus Williams out of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic wins June 27, 2014

    London: A year that started with another Grand Slam title for Li Na has turned into a major disappointment. On a day when top-seeded Novak Djokovic had a nasty fall late in his third-round match Friday and five-time champion Venus Williams lost, Australian Open champion Li was eliminated 7-6 (5), 7-6...
  • Djokovic delighted not to follow in Becker's footsteps June 26, 2014

    There were plenty of reasons why Novak Djokovic hired Boris Becker as his coach. He wanted to emulate the three-time Wimbledon champion by winning more titles at the All England Club. He wanted to pick the German's brain on how to become a better volleyer. What he did not want to do was...
  • Djokovic beats Stepanek in four sets to progress at Wimbledon June 26, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic held his breath. Radek Stepanek knelt on the Wimbledon turf and folded his hands in mock prayer. After more than three hours of fierce tennis, with both players diving and tumbling all over Centre Court, it all came down to a video replay on match point in...
  • Novak Djokovic cruises into the second round at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic lived up to his top billing at Wimbledon when he combined brutal force with deft touches to reach the second round in a 6-0, 6-1, 6-4 destruction of Kazakhstan's Andrey Golubev on Monday. The 2011 champion, elevated to top seed despite his world number two ranking, appeared to...
  • Novak Djokovic Shrugs Off Wrist Injury Fears Ahead of Wimbledon June 22, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic insists the wrist injury that forced him to pull out of a Wimbledon warm-up event this week won't affect his bid to win the grasscourt Grand Slam. After being troubled by the right wrist problem since Monte Carlo in April, Djokovic has been taking extra care not to...
  • Andy Murray has Novak Djokovic in his sights after Wimbledon draw June 20, 2014

    London: A potential semifinal with number one seed Novak Djokovic looms for defending champion Andy Murray following the Wimbledon draw on Friday. Second seed and French Open champion Rafael Nadal has been named on the same side of the draw with seven-time winner Roger Federer of Switzerland. Murray, who ended Britain's 77-year...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A self-confessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild - the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the co-owners of the franchise ahead of...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon June 18, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending men's champion Andy Murray was bumped up two spots above his world ranking to No. 3. Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, is ranked No. 2 but was given the top seeding by the All England...
  • Rafael Nadal on cloud nine after soaring to new heights June 9, 2014

    Paris: One man's despair was another man's ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a world-beating Rafa Nadal into a nine-times French Open champion on Sunday. Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth French Open title June 8, 2014

    At the French Open, there's just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The "King of Clay" proved that again on Sunday, winning the title at Roland Garros for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Nadal improved his...
  • Nadal faces pressure test against rival Djokovic in French Open final June 8, 2014

    Rafael Nadal knows he will have to find a way of dealing with Novak Djokovic's pressure game if he is going to beat his great rival and win a ninth French Open title, the Spaniard said on Friday. Premature predictions that now might be a good time to face Nadal...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Nadal thrashes Murray to meet Djokovic in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a lifetime 65-1 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay will make him the first man...
  • Djokovic beats Gulbis to enter French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic worked his way back into the French Open final, taking care of Ernests Gulbis and his big serve 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday on the first sunny day of this year's tournament. The second-seeded Serb was able to control the pace of the match on Court Philippe...
  • Sharapova-Bouchard, Djokovic-Gulbis in French Open semi-finals June 4, 2014

    This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams "Come on!" after her opponent's mistakes. And wins. Did it in the fourth...
  • Gulbis prepares for French Open semi-final against Djokovic June 4, 2014

    Paris: If tennis weren't finally going so well for Ernests Gulbis, he could probably make a living as a comedian. Or a philosopher. Or maybe even a basketball player. It doesn't really matter at this point because tennis is his job. And his next task is Novak Djokovic in the French...