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It was an awesome 5 set semifinal between Stanislas Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, but was even more awesome was Stan's post match interview with Mary Joe Fernandez where, after getting a standing ovation for his effort he said, It was a tough match, a tough loss....he [Novak] was f**king strong. I love a random F-bomb. You? Check it out at around the 30 second mark. Enjoy
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Nothing like a good racquet smash, and Stanislas Wawranka gave us just that during Saturday’s US Open Semi-Final against Novak Djokovic.
R.I.P Wawranka’s racquet.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic rallied to beat Stanislas Wawrinka 2-6, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals of the U.S. Open on Saturday to advance to his seventh hard-court Grandslam final. The 10th-ranked Wawrinka began the match in blistering form. Behind a barrage of winners — Wawrinka hit 57 winners to 69 unforced errors in the match — he jumped out to a two sets to one lead...
The idea of a Swiss man making a deep run at the US Open is not a wild one. In fact, Switzerland is constantly planting its flag at this tournament. In the last nine years alone it has seized the last five men’s singles titles. That a Swiss man is once again two rounds away from swiping the crown jewel of American tennis shouldn’t come as a surprise. But it is, because that Swiss...
(September 7, 2013) No. 1 Novak Djokovic overcame a set and a break deficit to reach his fourth straight US Open final with a dramatic 2-6, 7-6(4) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over first-time Grand Slam semifinalist Stanislas Wawrinka. In the third game of the fifth set Djokovic lost a 21-minute game where he could […]
Novak Djokovic has been together with girlfriend Jelena Ristic for several years, though the two have yet to take the next step in their relationship. Djokovic and Ristic have been together for around eight years, and Ristic is a fixture in Nole’s box during his tennis matches. The Serbian tennis player says they have talked […]
Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the seventh year in a row.
Not quite as unflinchingly dominant as he was during his first four matches in the tournament, the top-seeded Djokovic quickly overcame a one-set lull Thursday night against 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia before...
Novak Djokovic had his chances -- namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him control of what was shaping up as a close-as-can-be US Open final.
When he lost them all, any hope of lifting the trophy in New York slipped away as fast as a Rafael Nadal forehand.
Djokovic fell to Nadal 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Monday and, instead of winning...
The planet's top players will clash again in the US Open with oddsmakers making Novak Djokovic the -165 favorite to beat Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic is favored despite a gruelling 5-set match Saturday against Stan Wawrinka, who has played him tough this year.
Eyeing his second Grand Slam championship of the season and his 10th Grand Slam finals appearance in the last 13 Slams, Djokovic...
It's easy to glance at the matchups in the U.S. Open men's semifinals and figure that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will be playing each other for the championship come Monday.
Djokovic, after all, is seeded No. 1, and Nadal is No. 2. Djokovic owns six Grand Slam titles, Nadal 12.
Each already won the U.S. Open once, with Nadal beating Djokovic in the 2010 final, and...
(September 5, 2013) No. 1 Novak Djokovic had a walkabout in the third set, but otherwise dismantles No. 21 seed Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 on Thursday night at the US Open. The win gives the Serb his 14 consecutive major semifinals and his seventh straight US Open semifinal. He is second behind […]
Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the seventh year in a row. Not quite as unflinchingly dominant as he was during his first four matches in the tournament, the top-seeded Djokovic quickly overcame a one-set lull Thursday night against 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia before finishing...
The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of which they'll play Monday in the US Open final.
It will be the 37th meeting of their careers -- the most times in the Open era that any two men have played.
''When you are involved in these...
Rafael Nadal is in the U.S. Open final after a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory Saturday over Richard Gasquet that the Spaniard took easily despite losing serve for the first time in the tournament.
The second-seeded Nadal will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday.
This is the first time since 1996 that both U.S. Open finals will pit No. 1 vs. No. 2. On Sunday, top-seeded Serena Williams...
NEW YORK (AP) — The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points, and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less.
It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth is that the 2011 champion emerged...
Kate Upton and fellow super-model Karolina Kurkova were in attendance for Novak Djokovic’s epic 5-set win over Stanislas Wawrinka in the Semi-Final of the US Open.
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