Novak Djokovic

  • Top seeds Djokovic and Williams take US Open spotlight 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Novak Djokovic faces difficult draw at US Open 6 days ago

    Top-seeded Novak Djokovic was handed a danger filled path to the final of the US Open and a possible showdown with number two Roger Federer after Thursday's draw for the season's final grand slam. Djokovic, who has advanced to the finals each of the last four years hoisting the title in...
  • Novak Djokovic still favourite for US Open, says John McEnroe 6 days ago

    Roger Federer is the form player going into next week's US Open but Novak Djokovic is favourite to win the title for a second time, according to former champion John McEnroe. Federer, who reigned supreme at Flushing Meadows with five consecutive titles from 2004, won the Cincinnati title last week on...
  • Novak Djokovic the top seed for US Open, Roger Federer second August 19, 2014

    Reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic has been seeded number one for the US Open with five times winner Roger Federer seeded second, the United States Tennis Association announced on Tuesday. Should both players reach the final of the year's last grand slam tournament, they would compete in a mouth-watering re-match of...
  • Novak Djokovic pulls through in Cincinnati, Tsonga out August 13, 2014

    World number one Novak Djokovic needed three sets to get past Gilles Simon in the Western and Southern Open second round on Tuesday, but Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lost to Mikhail Youzhny in his opener two days after winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Djokovic grabbed the crucial third set break in the...
  • Djokovic trying for elusive Cincinnati title August 11, 2014

    Mason, Ohio: Novak Djokovic gets another chance at the one that keeps getting away. Four times, the world's No. 1 player has reached the final of the Western & Southern Open. He's finished as the runner-up all four times in the only Masters tournament where he has never gotten to raise...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Tsonga in Rogers Cup August 8, 2014

    Toronto: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. "Just nothing was going," Djokovic said. "No baseline, no...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance in Toronto August 7, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out all the stops by hitting a between-the-legs shot...
  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open July 25, 2014

    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 July 22, 2014

    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...