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  • Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan Yesterday

    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...
  • Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign 5 days ago

    Dubai: Reigning US Open champion and World No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Cilic will lead the UAE Royals amongst the world's finest players from...
  • Ticket sales for IPTL Delhi leg to begin soon 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The online ticket sales for the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Delhi leg to be held December 6-8, will begin post-Diwali weekend. The tickets will be sold in phases, with close to 6,000 tickets available across price categories ranging from Rs.3,240 to Rs. 49,680, an IPTL release said. The...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka qualifies for ATP World Tour Finals October 12, 2014

    London: Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka has become the fourth player to qualify for the end-of-season ATP World Tour Finals, the ATP said in a statement on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss has enjoyed a career-best season in 2014, winning his maiden grand slam title, and he has accumulated enough points to...
  • Federer tops Djokovic to reach Shanghai Masters final October 11, 2014

    Shanghai: Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic's juggernaut to a halt when a 6-4 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood against his younger opponent, who was on a 28-match winning streak...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer set up Shanghai Masters semi-final October 10, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer set up a rematch of their Wimbledon final with convincing straight-set wins to reach the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday. The top-ranked Djokovic defeated David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches, while Federer played a nearly flawless...
  • Novak Djokovic extends China win streak to 28 matches October 10, 2014

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat David Ferrer 6-4, 6-2 to reach the Shanghai Masters semi-finals on Friday and extend his winning streak in China to 28 matches. Djokovic could face Roger Federer in the semi-finals in a rematch of their Wimbledon final, which the Serb won for his seventh career major....
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters in Shanghai October 10, 2014

    Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided being the latest seed to lose at the upset-hit Shanghai Masters, rallying to defeat No. 85-ranked Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the third round Thursday. Roger Federer also advanced to the quarter-finals with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut, a night...
  • Photos: World's best tennis players Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic feel dwarfed as they stand next to NBA star Yao Ming October 9, 2014

    It was a day when the biggest tennis players in the world were dwarfed by a towering presence. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer met China's former NBA star Yao Ming at the Shanghai Masters tournament.While Roger Federer stands 6ft 1in tall, Novak Djokovic is slightly taller at 6ft 2in. However,...
  • Novak Djokovic dominates Tomas Berdych to win 5th China Open October 5, 2014

    Beijing: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won his fifth China Open title in dominating fashion on Sunday, routing third-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-0, 6-2. Djokovic was one point away from handing Berdych a "double bagel" - a 6-0, 6-0 defeat - but the Czech player fought off match point, then broke Djokovic to win...
  • Novak Djokovic holds off Andy Murray to win China Open October 4, 2014

    Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached his fifth China Open final and improved his spotless record at the tournament to 23-0 with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Saturday. Djokovic appeared headed for a quick victory after winning the first set and capturing 10 straight points to open a 2-0 lead...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray win at China Open October 3, 2014

    Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a semi-final at the China Open with convincing wins on Friday over two members of the younger generation enjoying breakthrough seasons. The top-seeded Djokovic defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-4, while sixth-seeded Murray took out US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-1,...
  • India lose 23 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group playoff September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runnersup last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 32 win over India in the playoff on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 63, 64, 64. 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 bestoffive series due to fatigue. "It does not matter who is playing," Obradovic said Thursday. "The team needs to be prepared and...
  • India face Djokovicless 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 runnersup and 2010 champions Serbia in the world group playoff. ...
  • Davis Cup: India face tough battle against Serbia September 11, 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 playoff 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 playoff tie against India scheduled to be played here from Sep 1214, according to the visiting team's nonplaying 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 playoff 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 semifinal 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 64, 16, 76(4), 63 setback in brutal...
  • US Open: Topseeded Djokovic, Federer stunned in semifinals September 7, 2014

    New York: Instead of Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer for the US Open title, firsttime 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 topranked Novak Djokovic 64, 16, 76 (4), 63 in stifling heat Saturday at the US Open. "It's just amazing, an amazing feeling beating the No. 1 player," Nishikori said in an oncourt 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. Topseeded Djokovic will face Japan's Kei Nishikori and Federer, the number two seed, will play Marin Cilic of Croatia in Saturday's semifinals. 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 1214, 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 semifinal in a row September 4, 2014

    New York: Novak Djokovic fended off a fading Andy Murray 76 (1), 67 (1), 62, 64 in a matchup of past US Open champions to reach the tournament's semifinals for the eighth consecutive year. It took a while for the No. 1ranked and No. 1seeded 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 top10 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 seventime 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 playoff 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...