Novak Djokovic

  • Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final 19-04-2014 08:41 AM

    Monaco: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday. Djokovic, ranked second in the world, needed more than two hours to defeat Spaniard Guillermo Garcia Lopez 4-6, 6-3, 6-1. Federer, meanwhile,...
  • Djokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters 17-04-2014 10:25 PM

    Monaco: Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes. Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal also had little trouble reaching the last eight, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3, while fourth-seeded Roger Federer shook off...
  • Rafael Nadal battles wardrobe malfunction in Monte Carlo 17-04-2014 09:25 PM

    Rafael Nadal is battling a wardrobe malfunction that has forced him to alter his serving routine at this week's Monte Carlo Masters. When he has failed with his first serve, Nadal has had to ask for another ball rather than plucking one from his shorts, because he has been experiencing...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round 15-04-2014 10:31 PM

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard. The second-ranked Serb won 11 consecutive games and improved to 6-0 against Montanes, who has taken...
  • Djokovic looks to maintain edge over Nadal in Monaco 13-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Monaco: Novak Djokovic looks to continue his recent dominance over arch-rival Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters, where he beat the Spaniard in the final last year, and boost his confidence heading into the French Open. Monte Carlo is the first of three Masters tournaments played on clay and...
  • Davis Cup: India to host Serbia in September 08-04-2014 08:25 PM

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14. ...
  • India to take on Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-offs 08-04-2014 05:11 PM

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14, raising the possibility of multiple Grand Slam winner and world number two Novak Djokovic touching down in the country. Bogdan Obradovic-led Serbia will face India for the second...
  • Rafael Nadal impatient for return to favoured clay courts 02-04-2014 08:13 PM

    Rafael Nadal is eager to get back to his favoured clay after what he called a "good but not fantastic" start to the year with two titles and two runners-up spots, the world number one said on Wednesday. Spaniard Nadal, 27, won on the hard courts in Doha at the...
  • Novak Djokovic shuts down Nadal, wins his 4th title in Miami 31-03-2014 08:15 AM

    Miami: Serbian Novak Djokovic on Sunday won his fourth Masters 1,000 in Key Biscayne, defeating Spain's Rafael Nadal with a double 6-3 result in the final of the Sony Open. Djokovic aggressively put away the Spaniard - who is now 0-4 in his attempts to win at Key Biscayne -...
  • Nadal advances to Sony final; Berdych withdraws 29-03-2014 11:59 PM

    Key Biscayne: No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the Sony Open final without playing a point on Friday. Both received walkovers when their semi-final opponents withdrew for health reasons. That left Nadal and Djokovic to play for the title on Sunday in their 40th career...
  • Miami left devastated by Djokovic, Nadal walkovers 29-03-2014 08:21 AM

    The Sony Open, one of tennis's most prestigious events, was left devastated when both men's semi-finals ended in walkovers on Friday sending world number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic through to the final without hitting a ball. Three-time champion Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's...
  • Berdych, Nishikori withdrawals shake up Miami Masters 29-03-2014 08:17 AM

    Miami: World number one Rafa Nadal and number two Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Sony Open in shocking fashion, receiving walkovers after their opponents pulled out of the tournament within hours of each other on Friday. Djokovic was first gifted a spot in Sunday's final when Japan's...
  • Djokovic ends Murray's reign to reach Miami semis 27-03-2014 08:33 AM

    Miami: World number two Novak Djokovic ended Andy Murray's reign as Sony Open champion on Wednesday easing past the sixth seeded Briton 7-5 6-3 to advance to the Miami semi-finals. For Djokovic, a three-time winner on the Miami hardcourts, the victory was a small measure of revenge as the rivals...
  • Djokovic, Murray set for quarter-final showdown in Miami 26-03-2014 10:58 AM

    Defending champion Andy Murray swept past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the Sony Open on Tuesday to set up a tantalising quarter-final showdown with three-time Miami winner Novak Djokovic. Murray, playing his first event since splitting with coach Ivan Lendl last week, has looked increasingly comfortable and confident on his own, disposing...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches quarter-finals at Key Biscayne 26-03-2014 12:06 AM

    Three-time champion Novak Djokovic has reached the quarter-finals of the Sony Open, topping Tommy Robredo 6-3, 7-5. The second-seeded Djokovic converted his only two break points of the match, then finished it off with a crosscourt forehand winner Tuesday. Djokovic essentially gave back a point in the second set. A...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic dominate in Miami 22-03-2014 08:47 AM

    After a year's absence, fifth seeded Roger Federer celebrated his return to the Miami hardcourts with a clinical 6-4 7-6(4) second round win over towering Ivo Karlovic on Friday. World number two Novak Djokovic, a three-time winner in Miami, launched his bid for a fourth title in impressive fashion, dispatching...
  • Novak Djokovic will be without coach Boris Becker in Miami 21-03-2014 08:55 AM

    Miami: Andy Murray will not be the only top seed at the Sony Open without a trusted coach by his side as Novak Djokovic said on Thursday that Boris Becker will miss Miami to undergo double hip surgery. "He has surgery of both hips today and tomorrow, so that's unfortunate....
  • Djokovic beats Federer in Indian Wells final 17-03-2014 09:22 AM

    Novak Djokovic beat his old rival Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3) on Sunday to win a nailbiting BNP Paribas Open final at Indian Wells and capture his first title of 2014. The Serbian overcame a shaky start when he dropped his opening service game, then survived a nervous finish when...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer to meet for Indian Wells title 16-03-2014 08:34 AM

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic beat John Isner 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final of the BNP Paribas Open, where he'll resume his longtime rivalry with Roger Federer. "It's always tense. It's always emotional. It's always close," Djokovic said of the looming match up. "I look forward...
  • Novak Djokovic, Isner ease into Indian Wells semis 15-03-2014 08:34 AM

    Paris: Serbia's Novak Djokovic and American John Isner cruised into the last four of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Friday with straight-sets wins in the quarter-finals. Djokovic hardly raised a sweat in the Californian desert as he eased to a 6-1 6-3 victory over Frenchman Julien Benneteau,...
  • Novak Djokovic eases into fourth round at Indian Wells 12-03-2014 08:45 AM

    Normal service resumed at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Tuesday when Novak Djokovic safely booked his place in the fourth round. The Serbian had a little hiccup when he dropped the second set of his match with Colombia's Alejandro Gonzalez but was otherwise untroubled in winning 6-1,...
  • Djokovic advances, Tsonga crashes out at BNP Paribas 10-03-2014 11:17 AM

    Novak Djokovic remained on course for his first title of the season with a second round victory over Victor Hanescu 7-6 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. Djokovic, the second ranked player in the world, is off to a slow 2014 and has only defeats at the Australian...
  • Djokovic beats Murray in an exhibition match in New York 04-03-2014 09:36 AM

    New York: Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-6 (2) in an one-off match at Madison Square Garden on Monday, with the pair mixed the usual exhibition hijinks with some long rallies reminiscent of their epic Grand Slam meetings. A born showman, Djokovic always has fun with the New York...
  • Nadal, Djokovic and Sampras to take part in International Tennis Premier League 01-03-2014 10:22 AM

    The World number one Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the lead names who will be taking part in the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (ITPL). The league will also see the legends Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi performing at the maiden tennis league event. However, Roger Federer and Maria...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic in Dubai semi-final 28-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Dubai: Third-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semi-final win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in Saturday's final. Federer now leads Djokovic 17-15...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals 28-02-2014 09:24 AM

    Five-times champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship. Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 while holder Djokovic enjoyed a walkover when quarter-final opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew through illness. Third seed Tomas Berdych, who finished runner-up...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters of Dubai Open 27-02-2014 09:07 AM

    Dubai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed less than an hour to advance at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday, while Roger Federer faced a struggle to seal his place in the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Djokovic swept to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 51st-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in just 57 minutes,...
  • Novak Djokovic wins, Del Potro retires in Dubai 26-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday. Top-seeded Djokovic, who is making only his second appearance this year after reaching the quarterfinals of...
  • No regrets for Novak Djokovic after Stanislas Wawrinka defeat 21-01-2014 10:09 PM

    A magnanimous Novak Djokovic said he lost to the better player as his 25-match win streak at the Australian Open was ended by Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in the quarter-finals on Tuesday. The Serb led by a break of serve in the final set at 2-1 but Wawrinka hit back to...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka ends Novak Djokovic's Australian Open defence 21-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic's bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarter-final loss to Stanislas Wawrinka that opens up the prospects of a new major champion. No. 8-seeded Wawrinka lost 14 head-to-heads to Djokovic until a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win on Tuesday night...