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Nadal, Djokovic, ninth, Rome title

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



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Under the weather Djokovic staves off Cilic challenge

11 November, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic overcame nagging flu and a formidable examination from Marin Cilic, having to come from a set down to forge into the Paris Masters semi-finals with racket-smashing intensity and extend his winning streak to 21 matches. Djokovic, who will return to world number one next week, faces Roger Federer in Saturday’s … Read More



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In-form Djokovic eases past Sousa in Paris opener

10 October, 2018 9:30 am 9:30 am

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the season-ending world number one spot continued with a 7-5 6-1 victory over Portuguese qualifier Joao Sousa in the second round of the Paris Masters on Tuesday. World number two Djokovic, who received a first-round bye, broke his opponent’s serve four times to extend his winning run to 19 … Read More



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Djokovic headed for bright finish with US Open win

09 September, 2018 9:34 am 9:34 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to win the US Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles. Working his way back from elbow surgery he underwent following … Read More



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Nadal, Djokovic one win from renewing rivalry in New York

09 September, 2018 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal and twice winner Novak Djokovic are one victory away from renewing their rivalry in the final with both expected to get through their semis on Friday. World number one Nadal faces big-serving Argentine third seed Juan Martin del Potro while sixth seed Novak Djokovic meets … Read More



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Djokovic beats heat and Millman to reach US Open semis

09 September, 2018 10:13 am 10:13 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic sweated it out from behind the baseline to beat Australian John Millman 6-3 6-4 6-4 at the US Open and set up a semi-final with Japan’s Kei Nishikori. Djokovic, a two-times champion at Flushing Meadows, struggled with the humidity at Arthur Ashe Stadium but kept his cool mentally, saving … Read More



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Djokovic puts his foot on the Gasquet to reach last 16

09 September, 2018 10:01 am 10:01 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic enjoyed his first routine victory at this year’s US Open at the third attempt  as the two-time champion eased into the fourth round with a 6-2 6-3 6-3 win over flamboyant Frenchman Richard Gasquet. The sixth-seeded Serb needed four sets to despatch his first two opponents, struggling especially in … Read More



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Djokovic overcomes blip to beat Sandgren at US Open

08 August, 2018 10:46 am 10:46 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two-times former champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse in concentration to beat unseeded American Tennys Sandgren 6-1 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 and reach the third round of the US Open on Thursday. The Serb, who was also pushed to four sets in punishing daytime temperatures above 90 Fahrenheit (32C)in the first round, … Read More



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Weather woes set to continue on US Open Day three

08 August, 2018 9:58 am 9:58 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sloane Stephens resumes the defences of her US Open crown against unseeded Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina on Wednesday, but will also have to contend with stifling weather conditions that show few signs of easing. The oppressive heat and humidity in New York prompted organisers to implement its heat policy to provide some … Read More



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Djokovic beats Federer to complete Masters sweep

08 August, 2018 11:10 am 11:10 am

(Reuters) – Novak Djokovic finally clinched the title missing from his resume with a 6-4 6-4 win over Roger Federer on Sunday to win in Cincinnati and become the first player to complete the sweep of Masters series tournaments on Sunday. Having made five previous finals and lost to Federer in three of them, Djokovic … Read More



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Djokovic ends lucky loser Basic’s unexpected Toronto start

08 August, 2018 10:40 am 10:40 am

TORONTO (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic did not let a late switch in opponent throw him off his stride in his quest for a fifth Rogers Cup title as he subdued Bosnian lucky loser Mirza Basic 6-3 7-6(3) in first-round action on Tuesday. Djokovic, the ninth seed, was originally scheduled to play Australian Open semi-finalist Chung … Read More



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Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

07 July, 2018 9:00 am 9:00 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday. With the clock slipping past 11pm — the official curfew time for action at … Read More



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