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— 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— 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
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 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— 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— 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 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