Tag Archives: Djokovic

Quick turnaround helped me get past US Open shock: Djokovic

09 September, 2020 10:25 am 10:25 am

(Reuters) – Italian Open champion Novak Djokovic said getting back on court for a tournament so quickly after being disqualified at the US Open for striking a line judge with a ball helped him move on from the incident. The world number one came in for heavy criticism at Flushing Meadows earlier this month and … Read More

1,000 fans at Italian Open better than none, says Djokovic

09 September, 2020 3:37 pm 3:37 pm

ROME (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic on Friday welcomed the Italian government’s decision to allow up to 1,000 spectators for the final two days of the Italian Open in Rome. Professional sports events in Italy have been played without fans since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic but sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said … Read More

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Djokovic brushes aside Struff to advance in New York

09 September, 2020 9:44 am 9:44 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of Jan-Lennard Struff on Friday with a 6-3 6-3 6-1 win to advance to the fourth round of the US Open. Djokovic, a three-times champion at Flushing Meadows, was never really pushed by the German, who has taken just one set off the Serb … Read More

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Djokovic overcomes slow start to extend win streak

09 September, 2020 10:10 am 10:10 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside Briton Kyle Edmund 6-7(5) 6-3 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday after a sluggish start to remain unbeaten in 2020 and move into the third round of the US Open. On a hot, humid day at Flushing Meadows, Edmund was left bathed in sweat while a … Read More

Djokovic rolls into second round with win over Dzumhur

09 September, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic got his campaign to win a fourth U.S. Open, and 18th Grand Slam title overall, off to a flying start on Monday by beating Damir Dzumhur 6-1 6-4 6-1 to advance to the second round. Djokovic broke Dzumhur’s serve for a seventh time to seal the win in the … Read More

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Djokovic edges Bautista Agut to set up final with Raonic

08 August, 2020 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sore neck and an early scare to defeat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 6-4 7-6(0) in the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open on Friday, setting up a showpiece match against Canadian Milos Raonic. The 17-time Grand Slam winner fired off 14 aces … Read More

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Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19

06 June, 2020 5:54 pm 5:54 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic, the men’s world number one tennis player, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Serbian said in a statement on Tuesday. Croatia’s Borna Coric, Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria and Viktor Troicki have previously tested positive after playing in Djokovic’s Adria Tour exhibition tournament in the Balkan region. “The moment we arrived … Read More

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Djokovic wins compliment from James for basketball skills

06 June, 2020 7:47 pm 7:47 pm

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has charmed many over the years with his exploits on the tennis courts but the men’s world number one now also has an admirer of his basketball skills in American great LeBron James. Djokovic, who has been busy organising an exhibition tennis tournament in the Balkan region while the professional season … Read More

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Djokovic says important all players free to travel to US Open

06 June, 2020 5:13 pm 5:13 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic says he is excited by the prospect of playing at the US Open but says it would only be fair if every player eligible is able to compete. The Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) announced this week that the US Open would go ahead at the end … Read More

An emotional Novak Djokovic could not hold back the tears while hosting a charity event at his tennis complex by the Danube River.

Djokovic breaks down in tears after hosting Belgrade exhibition

06 June, 2020 8:05 pm 8:05 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – An emotional Novak Djokovic could not hold back the tears while hosting a charity event at his tennis complex by the Danube River. Although the world number one missed out on Sunday’s Adria Tour final, in which Dominic Thiem beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 4-3 2-4 4-2, the event revived a lot of … Read More

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Djokovic beaten as tour’s Montenegro leg is scrapped

06 June, 2020 1:02 pm 1:02 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic lost one of his two opening singles matches at the charity tournament he organised, and his day got worse when news broke that one of the event’s four legs has been scrapped due to coronavirus concerns. Shortly after beating fellow Serbian Viktor Troicki in his opening match, … Read More

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Interesting to see if Djokovic can regain momentum, says Evert

06 June, 2020 7:26 pm 7:26 pm

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic had built up a real head of steam before the COVID-19 pandemic shut the tennis season down and it will be interesting to see if the world number one can regain that momentum, 18-times Grand Slam champion Chris Evert has said. The 33-year-old was on a 21-match unbeaten run before … Read More

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Djokovic to host Balkan event after finally returning home from Spain

05 May, 2020 9:53 am 9:53 am

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic marked his return to Serbia, after being stranded in the Spanish resort of Marbella for two months due to the coronavirus lockdown, by announcing that he has organised an event which will be contested across the Balkans. When the world number one had travelled to Marbella with his family in … Read More

Djokovic, announces, Balkan region series, Thiem joins

Djokovic announces Balkan region series, Thiem joins

05 May, 2020 2:58 pm 2:58 pm

BELGRADE (Reuters) – With professional tennis shut down by the novel coronavirus pandemic, world number one Novak Djokovic is bringing together some of the world’s top tennis players for a series of matches to run from June 13-July 5 in the Balkan region. All pro tennis tours were suspended in early March and will not … Read More

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None more unbeatable than Djokovic at his best, says Martin

05 May, 2020 11:40 am 11:40 am

HINSDALE (Reuters) – There is no one more unbeatable in men’s tennis than Novak Djokovic when the Serb is at his best, former world number four American Todd Martin has said. Reigning world number one Djokovic has already established himself as one of the best ever to play the game and the Serb’s Grand Slam … Read More