NOVAK DJOKOVIC

  • Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in three sets to win Indian Wells title 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic win; Andy Murray out of Dubai Open February 27, 2015

    Dubai: World No.1 Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey's Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here. However, the surprise of Thursday was Andy Murray's...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer enter Dubai open quarters February 26, 2015

    Dubai: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and second seed Roger Federer have entered the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Top seed Djokovic clearly dominated Andrey Golubey from Kazakhstan before winning 6-1, 6-2 on Wednesday, while World No. 2 Federer defeated Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3, reports Xinhua. "Djoker" as...
  • Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances at Dubai Championships February 25, 2015

    Dubai: Playing for the first time since winning the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic came through with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Vasek Pospisil on Tuesday in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. The top-ranked Djokovic won his fifth title in Melbourne at the beginning of the month. "It's my first...
  • Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Novak Djokovic February 24, 2015

    Novak Djokovic's flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said. In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis...
  • Novak Djokovic says fatherhood has given him a new perspective February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Like any new father, Novak Djokovic has quickly developed a new perspective on life and tennis. The Serbian won his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 but his thoughts turned to family, rather than the trophy he had just won. For Djokovic, the...
  • Murray to move into 4th, Wawrinka drops to 9th in ATP rankings February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Andy Murray's fourth loss in four finals at the Australian Open on Sunday still netted him a gain in the ATP computer rankings, moving him from sixth spot to fourth in the rankings list set to be issued Monday. Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will remain No. 1, with Roger...
  • Novak Djokovic shows why he is king of the Australian Open February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic may never win as many Wimbledon or US Open titles as Roger Federer or as many French Open championships as Rafael Nadal but when it comes to the Australian Open the Serbian reigns supreme. On Sunday, Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open crown, beating Andy Murray 7-6(5) 6-7(4)...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 5th Australian Open title February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray's misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0 in the final on Sunday. Murray has now been a losing finalist four times here, losing twice previously to Djokovic in 2011 and 2013...
  • Court invader interrupts Australian Open men's final February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: A protester was stopped on court by security during the Australian Open men's final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday night, causing a short delay in play during the second set. Australian Open organizers said two people had been arrested by police. "Security responded immediately. Both were quickly removed...
  • Murray, Djokovic both bidding for firsts in Australian Open January 31, 2015

    For two men who have accomplished so much in their closely intertwined careers, the Australian Open final between friends Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray on Sunday could achieve a number of firsts. Should Djokovic beat Murray he will become the first man in the Open era to win five titles in...
  • Australian Open: Down but not out, Djokovic just glad to make final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: A solemn Novak Djokovic will look for positives from his previous clashes at Melbourne Park after playing arguably his worst match of the tournament in edging a mentally "dead" Stan Wawrinka in five sets on Friday. The top-seeded Serb blew hot and cold in the 7-6(1) 3-6 6-4 4-6 6-0...
  • Djokovic beats defending champion Wawrinka to reach Australian Open final January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic finished over the top of Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win on Friday night...
  • Andy Murray battles into Australian Open men's final January 29, 2015

    Murray advanced to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7 (6), 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 semi-final win over Tomas Berdych. ...
  • Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in showdown at Melbourne Park January 29, 2015

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and defending champion Stan Wawrinka will brace for another epic clash at the Australian Open on Friday as they bid for a place in the final with Andy Murray. Serb Djokovic and Swiss Wawrinka's five-set marathons at Melbourne Park in 2013 and 2014 were arguably the most...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal headline field for Indian Wells January 29, 2015

    Indian Wells: Defending champion Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal headline the field for the BNP Paribas Open in March, giving the tournament the top three men's players in the world during its 40th anniversary in the Southern California desert. Among the other men's entries are the rest of the...
  • Novak Djokovic reaches his 25th Grand Slam semi-final January 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Novak Djokovic reached his 25th Grand Slam semi-final by beating No. 8 Milos Raonic, 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 at the Australian Open on Wednesday. The No. 1-ranked player cruised through his quarter-final without ever facing a break point by his 24-year-old opponent, a rising Canadian star known for having one...