Found June 01, 2013 on Dunson Checks In:
PLAYERS: Novak Djokovic
  No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic recently inked an extensive deal with Adidas footwear. Although Djokovic’s support of the German brand goes back to 2003—the year he made his professional debut—in 2009 the Serbian native parted ways with Adidas apparel and decided that a 10-year apparel deal with Sergio Tacchini better suited him. His Adidas footwear sponsorship was still

Gencic, Djokovic's first coach, dies

Jelena Gencic, who was Novak Djokovic's first coach, has died. She was 76. Serbia's Tennis Federation says Gencic died on Saturday. The cause of death was not given. Gencic, who represented Yugoslavia at tennis and handball, picked Djokovic as an exceptional talent when he attended her tennis camp in Serbia at age six. She coached him for five years. ''I asked...

Djokovic's first coach Gencic dies

Jelena Gencic, who was Novak Djokovic's first coach, has died. She was 77. Serbia's Tennis Federation says Gencic died Saturday. The cause of death was not given. Gencic, who represented Yugoslavia at tennis and handball, picked Djokovic as an exceptional talent when she led a tennis camp in Serbia in the 1990s. ''I asked him what he wants to become when he grows...

7 for 7? Novak Djokovic's got a new footwear deal with adidas.

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. And so it is with Novak Djokovic who has changed apparel contracts like a chameleon over the past 5 + years, first adidas, then Sergio Tacchini, now UNIQLO. His shoes however have stayed the same all the way through, without contract. “The adidas Barricade is my favorite shoe. I have been wearing it for many...

Djokovic Gets Through Rain Delays to Demolish Pella

(May 30, 2013) Through the rain delays, Novak Djokovic made quick work of Argentina’s Guido Pella 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 to move into the third round of the French Open on Thursday. The win sets up a clash with rising star Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria. Djokovic lost to Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid [...]

Roland Garros Rematch: Can Grigor Dimitrov Upset Novak Djokovic Again?

Novak Djokovic takes on Grigor Dimitrov in round three of Roland Garros This two-part series will explore the third round matchups of the top two seeds from Roland Garros, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Each will be facing an opponent who has defeated them in the past 12 months, and we will highlight how these underdogs pulled off their upsets and if they could possibly do it...

Roland Garros Fast Forward: Djokovic, Nadal, Sharapova, Azarenka Highlight Day 9 Action

Big girls need big bottles. On the second Monday of Roland Garros, the remaining quarterfinal lineups take shape.  We continue our comprehensive look at the round of 16. ATP: Novak Djokovic vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber:  Four long years ago, Kohlschreiber stunned the future No. 1 in the third round here, their only clay meeting.  Never have they met since Djokovic became the Djuggernaut...

Roland Garros Rewind: Djokovic, Dimitrov, Azarenka, Stosur Beat the Rain on Thursday; Li Falls

Not even rain could stop the world No. 1 today, much less Guido Pella. For the second time in three days, inclement weather limited the action in Paris.  This rewind tilts more towards the women’s side, which featured more headlines and more matches overall. ATP: Match of the day:  In a sequel to the Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, Mother Nature...

This kid has his own tennis academy in his backyard!

photo via Edward Linsmier for The Wall Street Journal A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shares the story of 12-year-old Adam Neff, an aspiring professional tennis athlete.  What makes his story unique is that his parents, Guy and Ann, have built a personal and private tennis academy, on their five acre estate in Florida, for Adam to train.  The academy includes a clay...

Roland Garros Day 6: Links Roundup with Nadal, Paire, Djokovic, Isner and more

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Tommy Robredo after his win over Gael Monfils Shot of the Day: Newly-resurgent Spaniard Tommy Rebredo collapses on the court from exhaustion after his 3 hour 46 minute match against Frenchman Gael Monfils. Robredo came back from two sets down to win it 2-6, 6-7(5), 6-2, 7-6(3...

2013 Roland Garros – Day Nine Schedule of Play

Roland Garros 2013 Schedule for Day 9: Monday, 3 June 2013   Court Philippe Chatrier 11:00 AM Start Time Women’s Singles – 4th Round Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [3] Men’s Singles – 4th Round Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) [16] Men’s Singles – 4th Round Rafael Nadal (ESP) [3] [...]
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