NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams take ITF annual honours Yesterday

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top...
  • Indian Aces win inaugural edition of International Premier Tennis League 5 days ago

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday. The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning...
  • IPTL: New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Novak Djokovic December 9, 2014

    With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic. World number one Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal...
  • IPTL: Federer, Djokovic steal the show as Delhi witness world-class tennis December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The second match on the final day of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was probably best we have seen of the tournament so far. There was plenty on offer as we saw a world class encounter between World No. 2 Roger Federer and...
  • I've a small problem, his name is Nadal: Novak Djokovic December 9, 2014

    After putting in a brilliant performance on the final day of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), world number one Novak Djokovic said that he was eyeing the French Open title next year - the only major trophy missing from his cabinet after an impressive 2014. "I...
  • UAE Royals, Manila Mavericks win on IPTL India leg's final day December 9, 2014

    World No.1 Novak Djokovic and No.2 Roger Federer produced some of their best tennis to enthrall their Delhi fans on Monday as UAE Royals defeated Indian Aces 29-22 in the final match of the Indian leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). In a match worthy of a Grand Slam...
  • Bollywood stars wow IPTL fans in Delhi December 8, 2014

    Several Bollywood stars graced the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with their presence and even tried their hand at the sport in the august company of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza. After Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 in the first tie of the concluding day of...
  • I still see the top three of tennis dominating the game: Pete Sampras December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The 14-time Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras feels that there are lot of young players who can win big events but he still sees the top three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - dominating the game. "Novak is the obvious choice for the No. 1...
  • Manila Mavericks down UAE Royals 27-24 in IPTL December 7, 2014

    Manila Mavericks defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) Royals 27-24 in an International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) match at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Arena here Sunday. Manila Mavericks got an early lead with Mark Philippoussis winning against UAE Royals' Goran Ivanisevic 6-3. Royals reduced the margin in the next match, with Marin Cilic...
  • IPTL: New league offers a new look for tennis December 6, 2014

    There's no rest for Roger. Back near the top of the rankings, and fresh from his long-awaited Davis Cup triumph with Switzerland, Roger Federer is getting ready for the International Premier Tennis League that gets under way on Friday. Joining Federer in the franchise-based, short-format competition will be the top-ranked players...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Sampras to headline India leg of IPTL December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis courts are set to be dazzled like never before when global icons like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic touch down to enthrall "full house" crowds during the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League from Saturday. Besides being a mouthwatering treat for the "fortunate" fans...
  • IPTL organisers bullish after initial success December 5, 2014

    Singapore: Even though Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer have yet to play in the new International Premier Tennis League, founder Mahesh Bhupathi says it has already made its presence felt and will be expanded next year. "We've achieved something out of the box here that's very challenging," Bhupathi said on Thursday,...
  • IPTL to be played across six cities next year: Mahesh Bhupathi December 4, 2014

    Singapore: The International Tennis Premier League (IPTL) will add two cities next year, taking the number to six, event founder Mahesh Bhupathi said on Thursday. "We are definitely going to add two cities next year, we have had a lot of interest now, we have had four cities ready to sign...
  • Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Novak Djokovic November 22, 2014

    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 November 19, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 16, 2014

    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 November 15, 2014

    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...