Djokovic

  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. 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 best-of-five series due to fatigue. "It does not matter who is playing," Obradovic said Thursday. "The team needs to be prepared and...
  • India face Djokovic-less Serbia in Davis Cup September 11, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team faces a David versus Goliath moment from Friday when they take on 2013 runners-up and 2010 champions Serbia in the world group play-off. ...
  • Davis Cup: India face tough battle against Serbia September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: India face one of the most ferocious Davis Cup challenges at home as nothing less than their best would be required to challenge world number two Serbia, who will test skill and strength of the hosts even without world number one Novak Djokovic, here from Friday. India last qualified for...
  • Djokovic's presence would have been good for tennis in India: Somdev September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: It would have been great for Indian tennis had Novak Djokovic decided to turn up in this week's Davis Cup tie in Bangalore, country's leading singles star Somdev Devvarman said on Monday. Djokovic was named in the Serbian Davis Cup squad but the world number one today withdrew, two days...
  • We have done well in Djokovic's absence: Serbia's Bozoljac September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: Serbia's Illija Bozoljac on Monday said that their team has the ability to perform well despite world No 1 Novak Djokovic's absence in the upcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India to be played from September 12 to 14 at KSLTA stadium. "We were without Novak even in...
  • Novak Djokovic to skip Davis Cup tie against India September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: World No.1 Novak Djokovic has decided to skip the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India scheduled to be played here from Sep 12-14, according to the visiting team's non-playing captain Bogdan Obradovic. "Novak is definitely not coming to India, mainly because of fatigue and also he would like...
  • US Open: Nishikori, Cilic seek glory in unlikely final September 8, 2014

    New York: History, redemption and glory will be on the line when Japan's Kei Nishikori and Croatia's Marin Cilic battle for the US Open men's title on Monday. It will be the first time since the Australian Open final in 2005 that a men's grand slam final will not feature at...
  • India will have edge in Novak Djokovic's absence: Anand Amritraj September 7, 2014

    Bangalore: India's Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj on Sunday said his side can beat the formidable Serbians if world number one Novak Djokovic give the World Group play-off tie a miss. "I am told that Djokovic is to confirm his playing tonight. If he does not turn up, it will be...
  • We are formidable with or without Novak Djokovic: Serbian captain September 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian tennis fans will know only on Monday whether world number one Novak Djokovic will come to India for the Davis Cup tie even as visiting captain Bogdan Obradovic asserted that his side would present a formidable challenge to the hosts with or without Djokovic. Obradovic, though, refused to take...
  • I just wasn't myself, says Djokovic after stunning loss in US Open September 7, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic had no explanation for his flat performance in a stunning semi-final loss to Japan's Kei Nishikori at the US Open on Saturday. "I think he just played better in these conditions than I did," the Serb said of the 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 setback in brutal...
  • US Open: Top-seeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises on Saturday. First, Japan's Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship...
  • Kei Nishikori stuns Novak Djokovic to enter US Open final September 7, 2014

    New York: Japan's Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in stifling heat Saturday at the US Open. "It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player," Nishikori said in an on-court interview....
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer aim for title showdown at US Open September 6, 2014

    New York: Seven years after their first grand slam final meeting, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer stand on the verge of a third showdown at the highest level. Top-seeded Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori and Federer, the number two seed, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in Saturday's semi-finals. In 2007,...
  • Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic's presence will boost visitors, claims India coach September 6, 2014

    Bangalore: The presence of World No.1 Novak Djokovic definitely tilts the balance in favour of Serbia in their Davis Cup World Group playoff against India to be played on September 12-14, according to the home team's coach Zeeshan Ali. "Djokovic playing is obviously a huge boost for Serbia but more importantly...
  • Novak Djokovic tops Andy Murray for 8th US Open semi-final in a row September 4, 2014

    New York: Novak Djokovic fended off a fading Andy Murray 7-6 (1), 6-7 (1), 6-2, 6-4 in a matchup of past US Open champions to reach the tournament's semi-finals for the eighth consecutive year. It took a while for the No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Djokovic to push himself out front...
  • What to watch on day ten of the 2014 US Open September 3, 2014

    New York: Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row. In the US Open quarterfinals on Wednesday night, he will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the seven-time major champion Murray beat in the final for his two...
  • Novak Djokovic to play against India in Davis Cup tie September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Against all expectations, Serbia on Tuesday named world number one Novak Djokovic in their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India. World number two side in the world, Serbia named a four member squad, which also has multiple Grand Slam winner Nenad Zimonjic. Ranked 61 in the world, Dusan...
  • Resilient Murray sets up Djokovic showdown September 2, 2014

    Andy Murray fended off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in intense heat at Flushing Meadows on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open. The 2012 champion earned his first win over a top-10 player since his Wimbledon triumph last year to set up a clash with world number one...
  • US Open 2014: Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances September 2, 2014

    New York: The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the US Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarter-final, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees (32 C) in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 (38 C)...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw August 31, 2014

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, leaving...
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic enter third round of US Open August 31, 2014

    New York: Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday in the US Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing and...
  • What to watch on day six of the 2014 US Open August 30, 2014

    John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent. If the highest-ranked American man wanted to, he'd have plenty of material in order to prepare for the task he faces Saturday: facing 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds August 29, 2014

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found her...
  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight August 28, 2014

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take centre stage at the US Open on Thursday, headlining a juicy day of action at the year's final grand slam. Always a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows, Williams will have to share some of cheers as she goes against fellow American Vania...
  • Top-seeded Novak Djokovic coasts in US Open opener August 26, 2014

    New York: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed past a US Open novice in the first round Monday, beating Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in a match that finished a few minutes before midnight. Djokovic was never in trouble against a 22-year-old opponent from Argentina playing in his first main draw at Flushing...
  • Chance for players other than Big Four at US Open August 25, 2014

    Two 23-year-olds, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov, broke through to their first major semi-finals at Wimbledon. Perhaps this year's US Open will be the tipping point for the rise of a new generation. But recent history suggests that if an outsider seizes on the trace of vulnerability in the "Big 4"...
  • Roger Federer's confidence soaring before US Open August 24, 2014

    New York: The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the US Open's early rounds to the daytime starts at the end. But the assumption behind the query was cause for delight. "It's perfect that we're talking semis and...
  • US Open 2014: What to watch at year's last Grand Slam August 23, 2014

    Heading into the US Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense - or hope, maybe - among the best of the rest...
  • Serena to face Townsend in US Open 1st round, tough draw for Djokovic August 23, 2014

    New York: Serena Williams will face an up-and-coming American player in the first round of the US Open. The 32-year-old Williams has won 17 Grand Slam titles. And at age 18, Taylor Townsend is in her third major tournament. Townsend is a former top-ranked junior player who reached the third round...