Tag - Novak Djokovic

Australian Open: Djokovic propels over Popyrin to enter 3rd round


Melbourne: In a roller coaster of a match, Novak Djokovic, a 10-time champion showcased his resilience, holding off home favorite, Alexei Popyrin with a 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3 victory in the second round of Australian Open 2924, here at the the Rod Laver Arena. The 36-year-old Serbian maestro, grappling with a wrist issue, found himself in...

Epic victory: Carlos Alcaraz beats Novak Djokovic in 5 sets to win Wimbledon 2023


World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz of Spain thwarted Novak Djokovic's quest for a record-leveling 24th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon on Sunday.  Overcoming an early setback, the 20-year-old defeated second-seeded Djokovic 1-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 to clinch his second Grand Slam trophy.  The reigning US Open champion, who had previously endured a semifinal loss...

Novak Djokovic’s plant-based lifestyle: The secrets behind his success


Novak Djokovic is gunning for a record-equaling eighth Wimbledon title in 2023, as he aims to draw level with Roger Federer.   Djokovic has not lost a match at the All-England Club since 2017, winning the last four men's singles titles in a row.   One of the foundations of the Serb's record-breaking success is his plant-based diet, which he...

Italian Open: Djokovic not pleased with Norrie’s unsporting behavior


New Delhi: Novak Djokovic has hit out at Cameron Norrie after the Brit hit a game-winning smash that struck the Serbian in the calf during their last-16 match at the Italian Open. It started with Norrie's relentless 'come on' and fist-pumps after every successful point which clearly bothered Djokovic. That irritation escalated early in the second...

Grand Slam winner follows Federer, Serena in retirement chain


New York: The chain of tennis retirements hasn’t stopped yet as doubles Grand Slam champion Jonathan Erlich, who won Australian Open in 2008 and reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2003 and 2015, will follow Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and the other players that left the tour this year. Novak Djokovic will accompany Erlich in the...

Djokovic beats Kokkinakis, enters Wimbledon third round


London: The six-time champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia here. Djokovic was imperious from the start against the World No. 79, striking the ball cleanly from deep and moving smoothly around Centre Court in one of his most complete performances...

Rafael Nadal clinches 14th French Open title


Paris: Adding another chapter to his historic legacy, World No 5 Rafael Nadal clinched his 14th French Open title and a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam trophy after beating Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final of the tournament here. By earning a 22nd Grand Slam crown, the Spaniard has moved further clear of Novak...

Rafael Nadal wins 14th French Open title, 22nd Grand Slam


In a historic win Rafael Nadal defeated Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in the final of the French Open tournament in Paris on Sunday.   His record-extending 22nd Grand Slam trophy adding another chapter to his historic legacy.   By earning a 22nd Grand Slam crown, the Spaniard has moved further clear of Novak Djokovic and...

Nadal, Djokovic slam Wimbledon ban on Russian players


London: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon's decision to exclude players from Russia and Belarus from taking part in this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats said that Wimbledon had acted unfairly. “I think it’s very unfair of (on) my Russian tennis mates, my colleagues ... it’s not their fault...