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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 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 opposes compulsory coronavirus vaccination

04 April, 2020 9:42 am 9:42 am

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic faces a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can begin competing once the tennis season resumes following the hiatus created by the coronavirus pandemic, the world number one said on Sunday. “Personally I am opposed to vaccination and I wouldn’t want to be forced … Read More


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Djokovic sets up Federer showdown with Raonic rout

01 January, 2020 8:21 pm 8:21 pm

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Defending champion Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final showdown with ‘Big Three’ rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open on Tuesday with a thumping 6-4 6-3 7-6(1) victory over Canada’s hapless Milos Raonic. Federer saved seven match points in a five-set thriller with American battler Tennys Sandgren only hours before but there … 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


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Djokovic downs Millman to win his first Japan Open title

10 October, 2019 11:09 pm 11:09 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – World number one Novak Djokovic won his first Japan Open title and the 76th of his career with a dominant 6-3 6-2 win over Australian John Millman in the final in Tokyo on Sunday. It was a triumphant return to the tour for Djokovic, who had withdrawn from the U.S. Open in … Read More


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Wimbledon: Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth title

07 July, 2019 8:43 am 8:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth Wimbledon crown in the longest singles final in the tournament’s 133-year history on Sunday. The indefatigable 32-year-old withstood almost five hours of Federer brilliance, dredging … Read More


Djokovic beaten by Bautista Agut in Doha semi-final

01 January, 2019 11:42 am 11:42 am

DOHA (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic suffered his first defeat of the new season in the Qatar Open semi-finals  ,losing in three sets to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. World number one Djokovic, who was pushed to the limit in his last two matches in Doha by Marton Fucsovics and Nikoloz Basilashvili, failed to find a way … Read More


Djokovic thumps Anderson to set up final clash with Zverev

11 November, 2018 9:59 am 9:59 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic produced a masterful display to outclass South Africa’s Kevin Anderson 6-2 6-2 to set up an ATP Finals title showdown with Alexander Zverev. The world number one was immaculate from start to finish against the 32-year-old as he put himself within touching distance of a record-equalling sixth title at the … Read More


Tennis player Zverev sets up tasty Federer clash at ATP Finals

11 November, 2018 9:12 am 9:12 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Alexander Zverev’s long-predicted arrival at the summit of men’s tennis is taking too long for some impatient observers but he took another significant step forward by beating John Isner to reach the last four at the ATP Finals. His 7-6(5) 6-3 victory over the American meant the 21-year-old became the first German … Read More


Federer sees no reason to move ATP Finals from London

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

LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer would like the ATP Finals to remain in London beyond 2020 unless there is a compelling case to move the tournament. The Swiss has won two of his record six titles at the event at London’s O2 Arena where the ATP’s prestigious season-ender has been playing to packed crowds since … Read More


Tennis player Khachanov shocks Djokovic to win Paris crown

11 November, 2018 10:24 am 10:24 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Karen Khachanov caused one of the shocks of the tennis year by overpowering Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-4 in the Paris Masters final to end the Serbian’s remarkable spell of dominance in the men’s game. The 22-year-old Russian has for some time been seen as one of the rising young talents of the … Read More


Federer battles past Bautista Agut in Shanghai

10 October, 2018 10:41 am 10:41 am

BEIJING (Reuters) – Twice Shanghai Masters champion Roger Federer was far from his best against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut but did enough to reach the quarter-finals with a 6-3 2-6 6-4 win . The top-seeded Swiss, who is fighting to defend the title and his world number two spot, broke in the fourth game and … Read More


Federer to meet Djokovic in Cincinnati final

08 August, 2018 9:40 am 9:40 am

OHIO (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic overcame a battling Marin Cilic 6-4 3-6 6-3 to reach his sixth Cincinnati Masters final  while Roger Federer enjoyed a less-taxing route to the title match after his semi-final opponent David Goffin retired with a shoulder injury. Federer had taken the first set 7-6(3) before Goffin took a short break … Read More