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Djokovic survives scare as rain causes chaos at Australian Open

Jan 20, 2020 - 10:42 PM

Novak Djokovic joins superstars Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Naomi Osaka in the second round

ON A HIGH NOTE. Novak Djokovic kicks off his title-retention bid in the Australian Open with a gutsy win. Photo from Twitter/@AustralianOpen

Djokovic closes gap on world No. 1 Nadal in new rankings

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:32 PM

Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in the final of the ATP Cup to close the gap between the world's top two players

CHAMP. Novak Djokovic goes unbeaten in 8 matches to lead Serbia to an ATP Cup title. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Djokovic insists no clear favorite for Australian Open

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:55 PM

Defending champion Novak Djokovic seeks to win his 8th Australian Open title

MOMENTUM. Novak Djokovic heads into the Australian Open coming off a rousing campaign in the ATP Cup. Photo from Twitter/@atptour

Emotional Djokovic beats Nadal, steers Serbia to ATP Cup title

Jan 12, 2020 - 11:07 PM

Novak Djokovic fires an Australian Open warning after leading Serbia past Rafael Nadal and Spain in the final

Novak Djokovic  Photo by William West/AFP

Nadal's Spain to meet Djokovic's Serbia in ATP Cup final

Jan 11, 2020 - 10:38 PM

The world's top players Nadal and Djokovic will collide for the 55th time since their first showdown in 2006

FACE OFF. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are set to meet in the ATP Cup Final. File photo  by David Gray/AFP

Djokovic pulls out of Adelaide International

Jan 11, 2020 - 8:08 PM

Officials did not give an explanation when they confirmed his absence from the ATP-WTA tournament

NO EXPLANATION. Novak Djokovic will not grace the new tournament in Australia. Photo from Twitter (@atptour)

Djokovic survives scare to send Serbia into ATP Cup semis

Jan 10, 2020 - 11:37 PM

After dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, Novak Djokovic storms back against Canada's Denis Shapovalov to book Serbia a Final Four ticket

CHALLENGED. Novak Djokovic figures in a tight battle against Denis Shapovalov for the first time. Photo by William West/AFP

Unbeaten Serbia through to ATP Cup quarterfinals

Jan 08, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Novak Djokovic makes easy work of Cristian Garin as Serbia remains spotless

WARM UP. Novak Djokovic looks to build up momentum in the ATP Cup for his title-retention bid in the Australian Open. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Nadal flawless as Djokovic braves brutal conditions in ATP Cup

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Rafael Nadal makes quick work of Pablo Cuevas, while Novak Djokovic endures sapping heat and humidity against Gael Monfils

INCHING CLOSER. Rafael Nadal and Spain move closer to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup. Photo by Tony Ashby/AFP

'Big Three' hold top spots in ATP rankings

Jan 06, 2020 - 9:33 PM

Tennis royalty Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer remain at the top of the world rankings

BIG THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have shared the last 12 Grand Slams among them. Photos by Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)

Djokovic sees off Anderson to give Serbia opening ATP Cup win

Jan 04, 2020 - 11:51 PM

'What a way to start the year,' says world No. 2 Novak Djokovic after surviving a spirited challenge from South African Kevin Anderson

HOT START. Novak Djokovic celebrates his victory against Kevin Anderson during their men's singles match in the ATP Cup. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

Djokovic, Nadal lead calls for ATP Cup, Davis Cup to merge

Jan 02, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Tennis superstars think it's 'confusing to have two World Cups' in one month

TOO TIGHT. Rafael Nadal (left) and Novak Djokovic say the proximity of events make it hard for players to commit. Photo by David Gray/AFP

Thiem confident 'Big Three' will be toppled at Slams

Jan 02, 2020 - 4:56 PM

'I think we challenged them already a lot,' says world No. 4 Dominic Thiem as the young guns try to upset the Big Three of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

CHALLENGER. Rafael Nadal (right) hugs Dominic Thiem after beating the 26-year-old Austrian in the 2019 French Open final. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

New tennis era kicks off with ATP Cup

Jan 01, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic look for a winning start to their 2020 season in the new ATP Cup

TOP TWO. Rafae Nadal and Novak Djokovic see action in a team event before plunging into the season's first Grand Slam. Photo by Nic Bothma/AFP

Lasting legacy not trophy-hunting drives Djokovic

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:17 AM

Novak Djokovic says inspiring the lives of others, particularly children, fuels his motivation in tennis

BIG DREAMS. Novak Djokovic, though, admits breaking records – his own and his rivals – is also his goal. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Djokovic moved by 'amazing warrior' Murray

Dec 19, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Novak Djokovic admits it was tough to match Andy Murray's documentary that chronicled his two-year battle with a hip issue

INSPIRED. Novak Djokovic calls Andy Murray "inspiring" for not giving up on his tennis career. Photo from Twitter/@rolandgarros

Nadal powers Spain into Davis Cup semis, Djokovic's Serbia ousted

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:26 AM

World No. 1 Rafael Nadal catapults Spain into the 2019 Davis Cup semifinals

STREAKING. Rafael Nadal wins back-to-back matches to help Spain edge out Argentina in the 2019 Davis Cup Finals. Photo from Davis Cup Finals Twitter

Federer outclasses Djokovic to reach ATP Finals semis

Nov 15, 2019 - 12:43 PM

Roger Federer shows his best form when it mattered as he avenges his Wimbledon defeat to Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer spoils Novak Djokovic's bid to knock Rafael Nadal off the No. 1 spot in the rankings. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Djokovic braces for onslaught from Federer fans

Nov 12, 2019 - 12:57 AM

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer face in the ATP Finals – a repeat of the epic Wimbledon finale this year

EYES ON THE PRIZE. Novak Djokovic guns for a sixth ATP Finals title. Photo from Twitter/@atptour

Djokovic ready for 'big task' to grab 'fantastic' year-end No. 1

Nov 04, 2019 - 1:36 PM

Novak Djokovic seeks to equal Pete Sampras' record of finishing 6 years as the world No. 1

TALL ORDER. Novak Djokovic would be sure of the year-end top ranking should he win the ATP Tour Finals and Rafael Nadal does not reach the semifinals. Photo from Twitter/@atptour

Djokovic enjoys 'fun' Nadal practice session ahead of No. 1 battle

Oct 29, 2019 - 3:33 PM

'It was a lot of fun. It was very intense and competitive, as you can imagine, obviously, but in a very respectful way,' says Djokovic

BATTLE FOR NO.1. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal practice together ahead of the Paris Masters. File photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Djokovic heaps praise on 'very complete' Medvedev

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:49 PM

'The last several months he's been playing the tennis of his life,' says Novak Djokovic about Daniil Medvedev

'COMPLETE'. Novak Djokovic sees the potential of young Russian Daniil Medvedev. File photo from Wimbledon Twitter

Djokovic stuns Japan Open with machine-like tennis

Oct 04, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I am not a machine. But I did play like one today,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

BACK AT IT. After sustaining an injury, Novak Djokovic quickly recovers his winning form. File photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic advances to Japan Open quarterfinal

Oct 02, 2019 - 9:39 PM

Novak Djokovic says he's going in the right direction after playing 3 days in a row

QUARTERS. Novak Djokovic is confident of his chances in the 2019 Japan Open. Photo from Twitter (@Wimbledon)

Djokovic returns to winning in Japan after US Open injury

Oct 01, 2019 - 9:58 PM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says his shoulder feels 'fine' as he sweeps Australian challenger Alexei Popyrin

STEADY RECOVERY. Novak Djokovic returns to competition after pulling out of the 2019 US Open 4th round due to a left shoulder injury. File photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Djokovic in Brisbane, Nadal in Perth as ATP Cup draw made

Sep 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

The ATP Cup, the lead-up to the next Australian Open, will feature 24 nations split into 6 groups

TENNIS GREATS. Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia while Rafael Nadal will spearhead Spain. File photo by Nic Bothman/AFP

Djokovic quits as Wawrinka advances; Federer rolls at U.S. Open

Sep 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM

After dropping the first two sets, injured Novak Djokovic retires against Stan Wawrinka in a shock end to his title defense bid

IN PAIN. Novak Djokovic’s injury problem resurfaces just a few days after saying he’s 'almost pain-free.' Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Heckler helps 'almost pain-free' Djokovic to U.S. Open win

Aug 31, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Novak Djokovic gets captured on video telling a heckler: 'I'll come find you. I'll find you after. Trust me, I'll find you'

MOTIVATED. Novak Djokovic says the heckler actually did him 'a big favor.' Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Under-the-radar Wawrinka lines up potential Djokovic clash

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:20 AM

After struggling with injuries, former champion Stan Wawrinka says he's glad to be back in the big stage even as a battle with world No. 1 Novak Djokovic looms

GRATEGUL. Swiss star Stan Wawrinka says he feels good after back-to-back matches. Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Djokovic bugged by shoulder in U.S. Open win

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:43 AM

'Somehow I managed to find my way back,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Juan Ignacio Londero despite a nagging shoulder injury

TESTED. Novak Djokovic plays through pain in the second round of the US Open. Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Open best chance to unseat 'Big Three', says Djokovic

Aug 27, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'Because it's a long season, it's a lot of surfaces that you have to change and it takes a toll on your body,' says US Open defending champion Novak Djokovic

UNPREDICTABLE. Novak Djokovic believes that the 2019 US Open title is up for grabs. File photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Djokovic rolls at U.S. Open as Barty, Pliskova fight through

Aug 27, 2019 - 11:35 AM

Novak Djokovic gets off to a good start in his US Open title defense

TITLE DEFENSE. Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his men's singles first round match against Roberto Carballes Baena of Spain in the 2019 US Open. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Djokovic motivated by talk of catching Federer in Slams

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Having won 4 of the last 5 Grand Slam singles titles, Novak Djokovic is in good position to break Roger Federer's mark

DEFENDING CHAMP. Novak Djokovic will defend his throne in the US Open. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Federer puts Wimbledon near-miss behind him ahead of U.S. Open

Aug 25, 2019 - 4:14 PM

'I'm not putting extra pressure on myself. I know it's going to be tough,' says Roger Federer as he seeks a 21st Grand Slam

Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Federer falls into Djokovic's half of U.S. Open draw

Aug 23, 2019 - 10:10 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic may face Roger Federer in the semifinal and Rafael Nadal in the title match of the 2019 US Open

FACE-OFF. After a blockbuster Wimbledon title showdown last month, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer may face in the US Open Final Four. Photos by Ben Standall and Glyn Kirk/AFP

Djokovic, Osaka named U.S. Open top seeds

Aug 22, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The last Grand Slam of the season unfolds next week with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka out to defend their crowns

BIG GUNS. Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic head another tight field. Photos from Wimbledon

Top seeds Djokovic, Barty toppled in Cincy semifinals

Aug 18, 2019 - 3:46 PM

World No, 1 Novak Djokovic gets dumped in the semis as Ashleigh Barty also falls short in the Cincinnati Masters

Djokovic advances as Serena pulls out in Cincinnati

Aug 14, 2019 - 9:04 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic competes for the first time since his Wimbledon title romp as Serena Williams withdraws

QUICK WIN. Novak Djokovic hopes to perform better in the next round after a ‘nervy’ start. Photo from ATP Tour

Nadal stays at No. 2 as Djokovic rules world rankings

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Rafael Nadal trails Novak Djokovic by more than 4,000 points even after claiming his 35th Masters title

IN-FORM. Rafael Nadal heads into the US Open off an impressive campaign in the Rogers Cup. Photo from Twitter/@ATP_Tour

Nadal, Federer make joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been on the opposite side of ATP Council president and world No. 1 Novak Djokovic on various controversial issues

Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Nadal 'ready to play' despite absences of Djokovic, Federer

Aug 05, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Rafael Nadal will be seeking to retain his title in the Montreal Masters as Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer put a return to action on hold

ELITE THREE. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are all gearing up for the US Open – the final Grand Slam event of the season. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall/AFP (Djokovic)

Djokovic vows to win fans' love with Federer record in view

Jul 15, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Novak Djokovic is now just 4 behind the all-time men's Grand Slam record of 20 held by Roger Federer

BACK-TO-BACK. Novak Djokovic wins his second straight Wimbledon title. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic: King of the court but not of people's hearts?

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Despite his achievements, Novak Djokovic appears doomed never to be held in the same saintly esteem as Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal – the 'people's champions'

RACKING IT UP. Novak Djokovic captures his 16th Grand Slam in the Wimbledon Open. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

Federer rues 'missed opportunity' to win 9th Wimbledon title

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Roger Federer falls short to Novak Djokovic in the longest Wimbledon singles final after wasting two match points

SHORT. Roger Federer misses out on what could have been his 21st Grand Slam crown. Photo from Twitter/@Wimbledon

'Stars align' as Federer seeks to break Djokovic spell

Jul 14, 2019 - 2:01 PM

Crowd favorite Roger Federer vies to become the oldest Grand Slam winner against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

SUPER SHOWDOWN. Novak Djokovic holds the edge in their head-to-head battle, but Roger Federer boasts of a ‘rock solid year.’ Photos by Ben Stansall/AFP

Djokovic reaches 6th Wimbledon final

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:26 AM

'I had to dig deep,' says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic after outlasting Roberto Bautista Agut in the semifinal

THRILLED. Defending champion Novak Djokovic gets all pumped up after securing his 25th Grand Slam title berth. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Djokovic eases to 9th Wimbledon semifinal

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:25 AM

Flashing his ruthless form, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic disposes of David Goffin in straight sets in the quarterfinal

CRUISING. Novak Djokovic says everything has been going exactly how he wanted. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Djokovic is a 'deadly spider,' says opponent's coach

Jul 10, 2019 - 4:31 PM

'It's almost impossible to find any weaknesses in his game,' 2002 Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson on world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

UNSTOPPABLE. Novak Djokovic vies to keep his title defense going agains quarterfinal opponent David Goffin. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Federer, Nadal, Djokovic share Wimbledon 'Manic Monday' with Gauff

Jul 08, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal all play their last 16 ties, while Coco Gauff looks to advance against a former world No. 1

STAR-STUDDED DAY. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff will see action on the same day in Wimbledon. Photos courtesy of Glenn Kirk/AFP (Federer and Nadal), Ben Stansall (Djokovic), and Twitter/@Wimbledon (Gauff)

Djokovic into last 16, Anderson joins exit of Wimbledon seeds

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:46 AM

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic equals Boris Becker's mark as Kevin Anderson gets booted out to leave just 4 of the top 10 seeds

RIGHT ON TRACK. Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after overcoming a tough start against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP