NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Djokovic pulls out of Madrid Open to rest before French Open 6 days ago

    World number one Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open for a second consecutive year to rest before the Rome Masters and the French Open, organisers of the clay Masters event said on Wednesday. "The Serb announced that ... he will take time out to rest before continuing with...
  • I am used to threat posed by Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal April 20, 2015

    Barcelona: A red hot Novak Djokovic is being tipped to end Rafa Nadal's stranglehold at Roland Garros in June but the Spaniard dismissed the threat as being no different to those he has faced before. The Serbian world number one has been an unstoppable force in recent weeks, winning 17 matches...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych in Monte Carlo Masters final April 19, 2015

    Monte Carlo: Novak Djokovic continued his awe-inspiring run of form to claim the Monte Carlo Masters title on Sunday with a 7-5 4-6 6-3 win over Czech sixth seed Tomas Berdych. The Serbian world number one became the first player to clinch the opening three Masters titles of the season after...
  • Novak Djokovic downs Rafael Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final April 18, 2015

    Monaco: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday. Djokovic, who extended his current winning streak to 16 matches, will face sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych as he bids for a second title at the clay-court Masters. With Prince...
  • Novak Djokovic to face Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals April 18, 2015

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days is quite an achievement. Even when you're a U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final match on Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air to celebrate. The...
  • Novak Djokovic advances to Monte Carlo Masters semifinals April 17, 2015

    Monaco: Winning a game against Novak Djokovic these days can be termed as quite an achievement. Even when you're an U.S. Open champion. Djokovic won the first eight games of his Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinal match Friday before Marin Cilic managed to hold his serve, raising a thumb in the air...
  • Novak Djokovic, Genzebe Dibaba bag Laureus Awards April 15, 2015

    Shanghai: Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and Ethiopian sprinter Genzebe Dibaba were named the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in a glittering ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony also saw the induction of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar into the Laureus Academy. Djokovic pipped Lewis Hamilton (UK), Renaud Lavillenie (France),...
  • Novak Djokovic slides smoothly through in Monte Carlo April 14, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic eased into the European claycourt season with a comfortable win over Spanish qualifier Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday. Clad in an orange shirt roughly the same colour as the scenic Centre Court overlooking the Mediterranean, the 2013 champion got straight down to...
  • Rafael Nadal back to favourite surface in Monte Carlo April 13, 2015

    Monaco: Does Rafael Nadal remain the King of Clay? That's the big question surrounding the 14-time Grand Slam winner as the world's best players gather in Monte Carlo this week for the first Masters of the season played on clay. Relaxed, tanned and smiling, the former top-ranked Nadal looks more than happy...
  • Janko Tipsarevic outlasts Guilherme Clezar at US clay court championships April 8, 2015

    Houston: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia made a triumphant return to the ATP Tour by outlasting qualifier Guilherme Clezar 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday in the first round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. Tipsarevic had to save two match points in the tiebreaker, one of them with Clezar serving,...
  • Novak Djokovic's rich form raises prospect of another 2011 run April 6, 2015

    Miami: World number one Novak Djokovic heads into the European clay court season in ominous form after his victory over Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open on Sunday. Djokovic looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is already the feeling he could enjoy...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Miami Open title April 6, 2015

    Novak Djokovic earned his fifth Key Biscayne title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray for the seventh straight time and showing superior stamina in the heat to win the Miami Open final 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-0. The top-ranked Djokovic became the first man to complete the Indian Wells-Key Biscayne spring sweep three...
  • Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray to meet again in Miami final April 4, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic will face Britain's Andy Murray in the final of the Miami Open for a third time on Sunday after the pair triumphed in their semi-finals. Third seed Murray delivered a controlled and precise performance to beat Czech Tomas Berdych 6-4 6-4 while Djokovic faced greater resistance...
  • Novak Djokovic through to face John Isner in Miami semis April 3, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic recovered from another slow start to beat Spain's David Ferrer 7-5, 7-5 and move into the last four of the Miami Open, where he will face big-hitting American John Isner. Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set but then started playing with more controlled aggression and...
  • Novak Djokovic survives Miami scare; Murray claims 500th win April 1, 2015

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare from Alexandr Dolgopolov on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while Andy Murray won the 500th match of his career to reach the last eight. Djokovic was made to work for his 7-6 (3) 7-5 6-0 win over world number 65 Dolgopolov. After...
  • Novak Djokovic, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic reach last 16 in Miami March 31, 2015

    Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0, 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of the Miami Open along with Japan's Kei Nishikori and Canada's Milos Raonic. The Serbian world number one, who just like last year won at Indian Wells before heading to South Florida, will...
  • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open March 29, 2015

    Key Biscayne: Serena Williams punctuated points on Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title March 23, 2015

    Indian Wells, California: Move over Roger Federer, there is another guy with a share of your crown as king of the desert. Novak Djokovic defeated Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 to win his fourth BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, tying him with Federer for the most titles in the desert...
  • Djokovic crushes Murray, faces Federer in Indian Wells final March 22, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic crushed Britain's Andy Murray 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering final against number two Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open. Federer defeated Canada's Milos Raonic 7-5 6-4 to reach his 40th ATP Masters 1000 final and earn a repeat of last year's...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches Indian Wells semi-finals via walkover March 21, 2015

    Indian Wells: Novak Djokovic advanced to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury. Tomic's withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play Djokovic, a three-time champion at Indian Wells who has won his first three matches...
  • Andy Murray reaches semis, will next play Djokovic at Indian Wells March 20, 2015

    Fourth seed Andy Murray, with a consummate display of power and touch in tricky conditions, reached the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals with a landmark 6-3 6-4 win over Spaniard Felicano Lopez on Thursday. On another hot but blustery afternoon at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the Scot broke left-hander Lopez once...
  • Djokovic, Murray, Sharapova reach 3rd round at Indian Wells March 15, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic dispatched Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-3 in 59 minutes to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night, improving his record to 8-0 against the Cypriot. Djokovic hasn't lost a set to Baghdatis in their last three meetings dating to 2011. The...
  • No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic March 13, 2015

    The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros. World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes...
  • Davis Cup: Novak Djokovic takes Troicki's place in doubles v Croatia March 7, 2015

    World number one Novak Djokovic has replaced Viktor Troicki as Nenad Zimonjic's partner for Serbia in Saturday's doubles against Croatia in their Davis Cup world group first-round tie, the International Tennis Federation said. Serbia, the 2010 winners, are 2-0 up after Djokovic enjoyed a straight-sets win over Mate Delic in Friday's...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia, Britain in control as depleted Swiss hold Belgium March 7, 2015

    Kraljevo, Serbia: Serbia carved out a 2-0 lead over rivals Croatia while Britain led the US by the same score and holders Switzerland were tied with Belgium in the Davis Cup world group first round on Friday. France also raced into a 2-0 lead away to Germany after Gilles Simon overpowered...
  • Novak Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Croatia in Davis Cup March 6, 2015

    Serbia: Novak Djokovic gave Serbia a 1-0 lead over Croatia by beating Mate Delic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Friday in the first round of the Davis Cup. The top-ranked Serb converted early break points in each set on an indoor hard court. Croatian teen Borna Coric will play Viktor Troicki in the...
  • Andy Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match March 5, 2015

    Britain: Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup match against the United...
  • Novak Djokovic and Serbia back in Davis Cup title hunt March 5, 2015

    London: Novak Djokovic is back for the Davis Cup, making Serbia the favorite. After leading Serbia to the 2013 final, Djokovic took last year off and watched Roger Federer pair with Stan Wawrinka to capture the only major tennis trophy to elude him. Federer and Wawrinka are skipping the Davis Cup this...
  • Roger Federer beats Novak Djokovic to defend his Dubai title February 28, 2015

    Roger Federer beat Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Dubai Championships on Saturday, the Swiss veteran's awesome serving bringing down the world number one. Federer went into the match with a 19-17 winning record against Djokovic although the Serb beat him in last year's Wimbledon final. The 33-year-old made...
  • Novak Djokovic close to scaling tennis' Everest: Andre Agassi February 28, 2015

    London: Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to complete his career grand slam than at this year's French Open but those predicting the decline of claycourt king Rafa Nadal should be wary, according to Andre Agassi. Had it not been for the Spaniard, Djokovic would already be part of...