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MELBOURNE, Australia | No. 1 Djokovic faces No. 2 Nadal in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia — January 26, 2019— The showdown between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final is their 53rd meeting on tour. Djokovic will be trying to win the hard-court tournament for the record seventh time. He’s also bidding for a 15th Grand Slam trophy overall and third in … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | No. 1 Djokovic faces No. 2 Nadal in Australian Open final

Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014. With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season’s final ATP rankings for the seventh time. This is the first time, though, that … Continue reading Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

LONDON | Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals

LONDON— Novak Djokovic overcame an illness — and Alexander Zverev — to advance to the last four of the ATP Finals. Despite requiring a tissue to blow his nose between points, Djokovic beat Zverev 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to earn a second straight victory at the season-ending tournament. “Unfortunately today hasn’t been great in terms … Continue reading LONDON | Djokovic overcomes illness to progress at ATP Finals

MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

MADRID— Novak Djokovic says an exhibition match against Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been called off because the Spaniard underwent ankle surgery. The top-ranked Djokovic told BBC Sports on Friday that “the match is not happening this year” because of Nadal’s injury. Djokovic and Nadal had expressed doubt as to whether they would play … Continue reading MADRID | Djokovic: Exhibition in Saudi Arabia not happening this year

Djokovic returns to No. 1 in rankings after 2-year absence

Novak Djokovic is back at No. 1 in the ATP rankings after a two-year absence — and the first man in nearly two decades to rise to the top spot after being outside the top 20 in the same season. Djokovic moved up from No. 2 to overtake Rafael Nadal on Monday. When the 31-year-old … Continue reading Djokovic returns to No. 1 in rankings after 2-year absence

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Novak Djokovic says he thinks the chair umpire interfered too much in Serena Williams‘ match but stopped short of saying men and women are treated differently. Djokovic says Carlos Ramos “just maybe changed — not maybe, but he did … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic: Umpire changed course of Serena match

NEW YORK | Djokovic reaches 8th US Open final; will face del Potro

NEW YORK— Rafael Nadal felt the pain sear into his right knee early in his U.S. Open semifinal, on what he called “a bad movement.” It was a familiar pain, one that he’s dealt with off-and-on for years. The defending champion looked up at his guest box and indicated something was wrong. He tried to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic reaches 8th US Open final; will face del Potro

NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK— Facing much more resistance from the 90 degree heat and 50 percent humidity than his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figures he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out. The next foe? That could be Roger Federer. Djokovic left the court at Arthur Ashe … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic is on to the U.S. Open quarterfinals — and potentially a showdown with Roger Federer. Djokovic beat Joao Sosa 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to move into the final eight at Flushing Meadows for the 11th time. The opponent … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic into quarters, could face Federer next

NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic’s 4th-round US Open match set to start

NEW YORK — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Novak Djokovic is about to try to do his part to set up a U.S. Open quarterfinal against Roger Federer. Djokovic is warming up for his fourth-round match against Joao Sousa of Portugal in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The winner … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Djokovic’s 4th-round US Open match set to start

NEW YORK | Djokovic, Federer in US Open action on sweltering 2nd day

NEW YORK — Past champion Novak Djokovic returns to the U.S. Open, and No. 2 seeds Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki are in action on a sweltering second day at Flushing Meadows. The No. 6-seeded Djokovic faces Marton Ducsovics in his first match at the U.S. Open since losing to Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 … Continue reading NEW YORK | Djokovic, Federer in US Open action on sweltering 2nd day

MASON, Ohio | Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio — Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and a sluggish first set Wednesday, beating Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 before heavy rain halted afternoon … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Djokovic, US Open champ Stephens win in Cincinnati

LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON  — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) … Continue reading LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON | No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

LONDON — Novak Djokovic acknowledged that he was worried. His coach was, too. Could Djokovic ever return to the top of tennis? To the heights he’d already reached? Could he put aside the time lost to a painful right elbow that required surgery and the disappointment of poor-for-him results? Could he end a Grand Slam … Continue reading LONDON | No doubt: Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON — Roger Federer was a point away from a rather tidy, straight-set victory in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. One lousy point. And then, slowly, over the next two-plus hours, all the way until the fifth set reached its 24th game, as the temperature dropped and the spectators’ cries of “Let’s go, Roger!” echoed through the … Continue reading LONDON | Federer stunned in Wimbledon QF; Nadal, Djokovic, Isner win

LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic beats Edmund at Wimbledon

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Novak Djokovic didn’t let a bad call on a crucial point get the better of him as he knocked out home favorite Kyle Edmund in Wimbledon’s third round. The three-time champion won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court, serving out the match with … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic beats Edmund at Wimbledon

LONDON | Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance

LONDON — Guido Pella of Argentina came from two sets down to stun third-seeded Marin Cilic at Wimbledon on Thursday, beating last year’s finalist 3-6, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in the second round. Cilic looked headed for a routine victory before the match was suspended by rain in the third set on Wednesday but … Continue reading LONDON | Pella stuns Cilic at Wimbledon; Djokovic, Nadal advance

No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren in

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Even by Australian Open standards, back-to-back shockers have resulted in a most unexpected quarterfinal. The season-opening Grand Slam has a tendency to be unpredictable, but losing six-time champion Novak Djokovic and fifth-ranked Dominic Thiem within a few hours on Monday leaves Hyeon Chung and Tennys Sandgren playing for a spot in … Continue reading No quarter a given: Djokovic, Thiem out; Chung, Sandgren in

The Latest: 6-time champion Djokovic into Aussie 3rd round

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6 p.m. Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic overcame a poor start — dropping his first two service games — to continue his career-long domination of Gael Monfils. Djokovic beat the Frenchman for the 15th consecutive time — 4-6, 6-3, … Continue reading The Latest: 6-time champion Djokovic into Aussie 3rd round

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the last Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks. Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since … Continue reading Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Novak Djokovic confirmed after his first-round win that men’s players held a private meeting on the eve of the Australian Open to discuss issues related to the ATP Tour, but denied that any talk of boycotting Grand Slams over prize money was ever raised. Djokovic, who is president of the ATP Player … Continue reading Djokovic: Players held meeting, but boycott not discussed

Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Maria Sharapova, Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic ensured there were all kinds of successful comebacks on Day 2 of the Australian Open. Six-time champion Djokovic and 2014 winner Stan Wawrinka returned from long injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon. Sharapova barely missed a beat … Continue reading Sharapova, Kerber and Djokovic into 2nd round in Australia

Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Defending champion Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with 11 Australian Open titles between them and 31 Grand Slam singles titles combined, take to the court at Melbourne Park under vastly different circumstances on Tuesday. Federer, with five Australian and a leading 19 major titles overall, plays Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia to … Continue reading Day 2 at the Australian Open: Federer, Djokovic on court

Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Novak Djokovic is back from six months off the ATP Tour with a remodeled service motion partly inspired by Andre Agassi and a growing confidence he can get his sore right elbow through the Australian Open. No man has more Australian Open titles than Djokovic, who has six in all and — … Continue reading Service ace: Djokovic back with rebuilt serve at Aussie Open

Djokovic comeback stalls after more pain in right elbow

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates /December 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) –  The comeback plans for Novak Djokovic stalled on Friday when a recurrence of pain in his right elbow forced him to withdraw from an exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates. Djokovic hasn’t played competitively since he retired in the Wimbledon quarterfinals because of the … Continue reading Djokovic comeback stalls after more pain in right elbow