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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 again.
The Setting: ATP World Tour Masters Series 1000 Madrid, Indoor Clay
The Upset: Grigor Dimitrov had been slowly improving over the years. He was expected to be a teenage great but he took some time to get adjusted to playing at the highest level of the game. Dimitrov’s ranking had been steadily improving and his results kept on getting better. He would show flashes of greatness but still had not put together a “coming-out match”. Well, when he met World #1 Novak Djokovic in the second round, his chance to have a breakout match arrived.
Dimitrov did not disappoint. He came out strong, going toe-to-toe w...
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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.
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.
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(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 [...]
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