Tag: Novak Djokovic

  • Yearender: Top 10 World Sports News Events 2022

    BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) — Here is Xinhua News Agency’s selection of the 10 most significant pieces of international sports news in 2022, in chronological order: – Beijing successfully hosted the Olympic Winter Games from 4 to 20 February and the Paralympic Winter Games from 4 to 13 March. Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the […]

  • ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic wins record 6th title, defeats Ruud in final

    ATP Finals: Novak Djokovic wins record 6th title, defeats Ruud in final

    Turin [Italy]November 21 (ANI): Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic won a record sixth ATP Finals singles title, beating Norway’s Casper Ruud in the summit clash. Djokovic defeated his opponent 7-5, 6-3 and walked away with a historic $4.7 million payday. He has now equaled the record of Swiss legend Roger Federer, who has six ATP […]

  • Casper Ruud meets Novak Djokovic for the ATP final

    Casper Ruud meets Novak Djokovic for the ATP final

    Novak Djokovic and Casper Ruud of Norway were victorious on Saturday to advance to the title match of the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin, Italy. Ruud defeated Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-4 in 68 minutes while Djokovic took down Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) in one hour and 54 minutes. Djokovic is fighting for his […]

  • Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Tommy Paul upsets No. 2 Rafael Nadal at the Paris Masters

    Seven years into his professional career, Tommy Paul claimed arguably his biggest victory on Wednesday, beating second-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1 in the second round of the Rolex Paris Masters. Paul, a 25-year-old native of North Carolina, is ranked 31st in the world and has one ATP Tour Championship in his career. Nadal, […]

  • Djokovic confirms the Dream Team connection with Nadal and Federer

    Djokovic confirms the Dream Team connection with Nadal and Federer

    The Serb has announced his participation in the Laver Cup 2022 Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will complete a line-up of tennis legends alongside Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray when they compete for Team Europe at the Laver Cup in London later this year. Djokovic, 35, will join other members of the group […]

  • Cameron Norrie through, Andy Murray out at Wimbledon

    Cameron Norrie through, Andy Murray out at Wimbledon

    Britain won one and lost one in singles action for men in the second round on Wednesday at Wimbledon. Ninth-seeded Cameron Norrie put together a furious rally to advance to the third round while all-time favorite Andy Murray was thrown out by the great John Isner. Norrie gathered from the ace down to defeat Spain’s […]

  • Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    Brutal French Open scenario revealed for Djokovic and Nadal

    The two giants have been placed on an early collision course in Paris Tennis titans Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can face in a quarter-final settlement in the French Open after the men’s draw was released for the gravel court before it starts this weekend. Defending champions Djokovic and ‘King of Clay’ Nadal are both […]

  • Serbia replaces banned Russia in tennis showpiece

    Serbia replaces banned Russia in tennis showpiece

    The decision of the International Tennis Federation excludes the defending champions of the Davis Cup and the Billie Jean King Cup Novak Djokovic’s Serbia will replace Daniil Medvedev’s reigning Russian champions in the upcoming Davis Cup final this year, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has confirmed. After terminating membership of the Russian and Belarusian federations […]

  • Vaccinated Zlatan weighs in on Djokovic’s line

    Vaccinated Zlatan weighs in on Djokovic’s line

    The football icon was shot because “the vaccine protects me” The struggling tennis superstar Novak Djokovic should only have taken a Covid vaccine because he felt it would protect him, Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has claimed. Unvaccinated Djokovic was at the center of a diplomatic storm when the Australian government succeeded in its second […]

  • Kyrgios, Medvedev on round two Australian Open clash course

    SYDNEY, January 18 (Xinhua) – Australian showman Nick Kyrgios and Russian world number 2 Daniil Medvedev will face each other in round two after both won their matches in round one on the second day of the Australian Open. Medvedev did an effective job in his match against Swiss opponent Henri Laaksonen on Tuesday and […]

  • Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Rival Tsitsipas weighs in on daring Djokovic

    Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas gives his verdict on Novak Djokovic in the middle of his Australian Open visa story Tennis world four Stefanos Tsitsipas has said that Novak Djokovic “plays according to his own rules” by arriving in Melbourne unvaccinated before the Australian Open. Djokovic arrived in Down Under with a medical exception which […]

  • 2022 Australian Open draw announced

    SYDNEY, January 13 (Xinhua) – Days out from the start of the Australian Open 2022, Tennis Australia on Thursday has drawn the matches for the tournament’s first round starting on January 17. It was noteworthy that the number one Novak Djokovic of the Serbian world was in the draw. If he is allowed to play […]

  • Russian men’s tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

    Russian men’s tennis stars achieve historic 15-year first

    The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) team has won the Davis Cup title for the first time since 2006 after defeating Croatia in Sunday’s final in Madrid. The heavy Russian team took an impregnable 2-0 lead after Danill Medvedev defeated former US Open champion Marin Cilic in straight sets, 7-6 (9-7) 6-2, in the second singles […]

  • Russia’s Medvedev is considering the WTA’s decision in China

    Russia’s Medvedev is considering the WTA’s decision in China

    The reigning US Open champion Daniil Medvedev has spoken out in support of the WTA after it suspended all competitions in China in the middle of the quarrel over former women’s doubles world number one Peng Shuai. The move from the Women’s Tennis Association was made in solidarity with Chinese star Peng, who accused him […]

  • We received messages: Russian tennis comeback saves Serbia

    We received messages: Russian tennis comeback saves Serbia

    Daniil Medvedev, the only man ranked behind Novak Djokovic, has admitted that “some people from Serbia” sent a message to the Russian team during a dramatic day when they threw out champions Spain to keep Djokovic’s team in the Davis Cup. The Russian Tennis Federation will return to Madrid to face Sweden in the quarter-finals […]

  • Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s miraculous golf twins make European tour history with back-to-back victories

    Sports Round-Up: Denmark’s miraculous golf twins make European tour history with back-to-back victories

    The Danish golf twins Rasmus and Nicolai Højgaard, 20, have written history over the last eight days. A brilliant behind nine First, Rasmus won the Omega European Masters in Switzerland on August 29 – his third European Tour victory since becoming a professional. He started the final day in 15th place, but played holes 13-15 […]

  • Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Sampras blev stjerne med uddød spillestil

    Den spillestil, som i dag må siges at være så godt som uddød, sikrede ham 14 grand slam-triumfer som datidens største herrespiller. Torsdag runder Pete Sampras 50 år. Tennislegenden med kælenavnet “Pistol Pete”, som hans hårde serv sikrede ham, stoppede sin 15 år lange karriere i 2002. Det blev også året, hvor han tog sin […]

  • Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Tennisikonet brillerer stadig – lidt endnu

    Federer, som søndag 8. august fylder 40 år, har i sin samtid fået hård konkurrence af især 35-årige Rafael Nadal og 34-årige Novak Djokovic, der også begge er noteret for 20 grand slam-titler. De tre har rekorden på mandesiden i antallet af vundne grand slam-titler. Derfor vil der i eftertiden, når stjernetrioen har lagt ketsjeren […]

  • Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Italian jobs weave in the 16s for Djokovic and Nadal at the French Open

    Top core Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal both entered the 16s on Saturday and respective shows with the rising Italian teenagers Lorenzo Musetti and Jannik Sinner. Djokovic saw off Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in 92 minutes in midfield. Nadal was just as effective at Court Suzanne Lenglen. He sent Cameron Norrie 6-3, […]

  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal reach milestones in French Open victories

    Top seed Novak Djokovic and number 3 champion Rafael Nadal crossed into the fourth round of the French Open in Paris on Saturday and reached milestones along the way. Djokovic, a Serb, defeated Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 in one hour and 32 minutes at Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros. Nadal needed just […]

  • Federer returns after a long absence

    Federer returns after a long absence

    Roger Federer is back. Injuries have kept the former world setter away from the tennis world for over a year, but now the 39-year-old is ready for a comeback. The return will take place in the ATP tournament in Doha, Qatar, which begins on Monday. Federer will play his first match there since losing to […]

  • Jonas Björkman on Djokovic: The most complete world set ever

    Jonas Björkman on Djokovic: The most complete world set ever

    Novak Djokovic, world number one and for the ninth time champion of the Australian Open. Swedish tennis profile Jonas Björkman compares him to the sport’s best of all time and sees Djokovic as the most complete player. At the same time, the next generation is pushing more and more from below (Medvedev, Thiem, Tsitsipas) and […]

  • Medvedev best in the tennis world right now

    Medvedev best in the tennis world right now

    The 24-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev won the ATP finals late on Sunday night, where the eight best players participated. In the final he turned and won against world number three Dominic Thiem and on the way forward both world number two Rafael Nadal and number one Novak Djokovic were defeated. The goal for Daniil Medevedev […]

  • Djokovic crosses in French Open;  Tsitsipas, Rublev Rally

    Djokovic crosses in French Open; Tsitsipas, Rublev Rally

    For world No. 1 Novak Djokovic was another ho-hum opener at the French Open on Tuesday. For two men hoping to take Djokovic’s title as the best in the world one day, it was anything but. Djokovic crossed past Mikael Ymer from Sweden 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for his 16th straight opening win at Roland Garros. […]

  • Ymer received applause from Djokovic

    Ymer received applause from Djokovic

    Mikael Ymer has been knocked out of the French championships after losing to world number one Novak Djokovic in the first round. Djokovic won in three straight sets with the set numbers 6-0, 6-2, 6-3. But the ball of the match Mikael Ymer answered for when Djokovic lobbed over the Swede, but then Ymer answered […]