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Novak Djokovic wrapped up his victory at the Australian Open on a sweet note.
A master at playing to his audience, Djokovic came with several boxes of chocolates to his post-match news conference and then played host as he distributed them to a room packed with journalists.
''Please, take two,'' Djokovic said, offering his box of treats to one reporter at a time.
''I see nobody's on a sugar free diet,'' he joked as the chocolates began to disappear.
The No. 1-ranked player became the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian titles when he beat Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in Sunday's final.
Djokovic has won four of his six major titles at Melbourne Park, and likes to give a little something back to the crowds who cheer him on.
An entertainer on court and off, Djokovic is known for celebrating hard-fought victories at Rod Laver Arena by ripping off his shirt. He kept his clothes on for this final, but did ba...
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Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic nearly hit a ballboy in the side of the head with a return of a serve from Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka in Sunday's fourth round Australian Open match.
It appears that the ballboy at the side of the net was able to turn his head at the last second and the ball deflected off the bill on the side of his cap. We're guessing...
Novak Djokovic took down Stan Wawrinka this weekend in a fairly incredible five-set match, and during the same match he also took down a ballkid. Check out the below video of Novak returning a serve, but the shot goes far right and nailed a ballkid in the head. The poor ballkid was in the crouch position and so focused on his job that he didn’t have the proper time to react...
In the evening session, Novak Djokovic produced a stunning display to crush the No. 4 seed David Ferrer 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in one hour and 29 minutes. The world No. 1 has seldom played better.
It was extraordinary to witness such a highly ranked player left helpless in the face of the brand of tennis he was facing. Djokovic admitted that it was one of the best performances of his career...
Novak Djokovic lunges to make a shot
By Evan Valeri
While Berdych didn’t have what it took to defeat the world number one in their quarterfinal matchup, he played well. It was right along the lines of some of the other matches the two have played over the course of the past two seasons. Berdych seems to squeak a set out of him every now and then sandwiched between a couple lopsided...
Video: Unleash the beast!
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 24, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – Novak Djokovic dominated fourth seed David Ferrer on Thursday night to progress through to his third successive Australian Open final.
It was a flawless Djokovic who broke through the dogged Spaniard in the semifinal, the world number one dispensing 30 winners and dropping just 7 points on serve during the 89...
Novak Djokovic seeks his sixth straight final at a hard-court major tonight.
Follow the first men’s semifinal on a live blog tonight. Will top seed and defending Novak Djokovic oust fourth seed David Ferrer?
Ferrer 2-1*: Ferrer holds on a backhand error by Djokovic, a positive start for a Spaniard who often struggles on his service games. After jolting out to a 40-0 lead...
Tomas Berdych is set to take on Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open
By Evan Valeri
The upcoming 2013 Australian Open quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych marks the thirteenth time the two players will face off. Out of the previous twelve matches the Birdman was only able to capitalize once, taking out the Serb in straight sets during...
By Jaclyn Stacey
(January 22, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - Novak Djokovic progressed through to the Australian Open semifinals after winning his quarterfinal match against fifth seed Tomas Berdych 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 31 minutes on Tuesday night.
Djokovic is guaranteed to retain his No. 1 ranking at the end of the tournament after advancing to the semifinals...
We pushed each other to the limit. But in the end I lost and the disappointment is there and the disappointment is enormous. But I do think it’s also the most accomplished match I’ve ever played.
--Stan Wawrinka after losing to Novak Djokovic 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 12-10 in an epic fourth rounder at the Australian Open
Awesome effort, Stan.
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In light of Novak Djokovic’s hard-fought 1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 12-10 victory over the 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday, I’ve decided to rank the most epic tennis Grand Slam matches of the last five years. Tennis fans have been treated to some incredibly intense matches in a very short amount of time, so let’s count them down...
As Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic tear up the courts in Melbourne, athletes thrill experts and spectators alike with their defined swings. What makes their slice so special?
For Federer’s backhand, a clockwise rotation of the arm encourages ball spin. For Murray’s serve and forehand, his ready-to-go stance coming out of his serve jumpstarts his counters. For Djokovic...