Tag Archives: Djokovic


Nadal reclaims world number one tag from Djokovic

11 November, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal dethroned Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to reclaim the number one spot in the ATP rankings on Monday following the Spaniard’s semi-final run at the Paris Masters. Nadal withdrew minutes before his semi-final match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov with an abdominal injury, with the 33-year-old deciding not to take any risks ahead … Read More


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Impressive Djokovic beats Dimitrov as Nadal pulls out in Paris

11 November, 2019 11:16 pm 11:16 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic reached the Paris Masters final for the sixth time when he downed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 7-6(5) 6-4 but Rafael Nadal pulled out injured on Saturday. Serbia’s world number one, who will be supplanted by Nadal at top of the ATP rankings on Monday, won a high-octane first-set tiebreak before wearing … Read More


Djokovic, Thiem stroll into last-16 of Shanghai Masters

10 October, 2019 9:58 pm 9:58 pm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic extended his winning run in Asia when he strolled into the last-16 of the Shanghai Masters with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov on Wednesday. The ATP Masters 1000 event is the Serb’s second tournament since a US Open fourth round withdrawal due to a … Read More


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Djokovic eases past Goffin to set up Japan Open final with Millman

10 October, 2019 3:10 pm 3:10 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic eased past Belgian third seed David Goffin 6-3 6-4 at the Japan Open in Tokyo on Saturday to book his place in Sunday’s final against John Millman.  Djokovic beat Goffin in one hour and 29 minutes, extending his head-to-head record against the 2017 champion to seven wins, … Read More


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Djokovic cruises into second round of Japan Open

10 October, 2019 5:00 pm 5:00 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic blasted past qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-4 6-2 on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. Playing in his first singles match since retiring from his US Open fourth-round match with Stan Wawrinka due to a left shoulder issue, the Serb … Read More


Federer, Serena seek US Open quarter-final berths on day seven

09 September, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will try to avoid a second consecutive fourth-round exit from the US Open when he returns to action on Sunday while Serena Williams resumes her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Federer, who wilted in hot and humid conditions last year when he fell to Australian John … Read More


Djokovic shrugs off shoulder issue to reach last 16

08 August, 2019 9:35 am 9:35 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic silenced concerns about his left shoulder as the Serbian breezed past American Denis Kudla 6-3 6-4 6-2  to reach the last 16 at the US Open. Djokovic’s title defence looked to be in jeopardy in his previous match when he received treatment on his shoulder several times, … Read More


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Relentless Djokovic beats Pouille to reach semi-finals

08 August, 2019 11:48 am 11:48 am

COLUMBUS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic wore down Lucas Pouille after an even first set, dispatching the Frenchman 7-6(2) 6-1 in a Cincinnati Masters quarter-final in Ohio. The match was much closer than when the pair met in the Australian Open semi-finals in January, when Djokovic conceded only four games before going on to win the … Read More


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Fatigued Djokovic withdraws from Montreal event

07 July, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal in order to get more rest before opening his hard court season, the world number one said on Thursday. Djokovic, a four-times champion in Canada, said he needs more time to recover after a physically demanding run at Wimbledon, where he beat … Read More


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Djokovic, Federer charge into Wimbledon final

07 July, 2019 11:34 pm 11:34 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic and Roger Federerto advance into the Wimbledon final on Friday. Djokovic held off a spirited challenge from Spanish outsider Roberto Bautista Agut to triumph in four sets, while Roger Federer scampered past Rafael Nadal to seal the berth in the final. Remarkably the 6-2 4-6 … Read More


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Clinical Djokovic destroys Goffin to reach Wimbledon semis

07 July, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Top seed Novak Djokovic recovered from an edgy start to deliver a devastating display that crushed the spirit of 21st-seeded Belgian David Goffin in straight sets on Wednesday and sent the defending champion surging into the Wimbledon semi-finals. Goffin will wonder just what happened after he looked the better player in the … Read More


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Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

05 May, 2019 8:05 am 8:05 am

ROME (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final on Sunday to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of … Read More


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Djokovic, Nadal and Konta progress to Rome semis

05 May, 2019 10:30 am 10:30 am

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal and Johanna Konta progressed to the Italian Open semi-finals , but Roger Federer and Naomi Osaka were forced to withdraw with injury problems. World number one Osaka pulled out of her quarter-final meeting with Kiki Bertens due to a thumb injury before 37-year-old Federer announced his withdrawal because … Read More


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Tsitsipas comes of age to beat Nadal and reach Madrid final

05 May, 2019 9:08 am 9:08 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas pulled off one of the biggest wins of his short but remarkable career by beating Rafael Nadal 6-4 2-6 6-3 on Spanish soil to book his place in the Madrid Open final against world number one Novak Djokovic. Tsitsipas, 20, had never won a set in his previous three meetings … Read More


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Australian Open: Djokovic destroys Pouille to set up Nadal showdown

01 January, 2019 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A rampant Novak Djokovic completed a stunning 6-0 6-2 6-2 demolition of Lucas Pouille on Friday to storm into his seventh Australian Open final and set up a mouthwatering title match with Rafa Nadal. The six-times champion was at his devastating best in the one hour and 23 minute procession as he … Read More