Found May 21, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
  Rafael Nadal defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the Italian Open final delayed until Monday due to rain. The victory puts him back up to No. 2 in the world and guarantees his No. 2 seed position at next week’s French Open.   The Boston Globe reported early on Monday that the International Tennis Hall of Fame has dropped its investigation of Bob Hewitt.  Almost a dozen women have accused the South African doubles specialist of sexual abuse between the 1970s and the early 1990s when he was their coach and they were underage.   Two-time French Open finalist Robin Soderling told media that he’ll be missing the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics as he is still recovering from mononucleosis. Other withdrawals from Roland Garros include the USA’s  Mardy Fish, Spaniard Pere Riba, Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, German Andrea Petkovic, Slovak Daniela Hantuchova, Hungarian Agnes Szavay, and Swiss Timea  Bacsinszky. They are replaced by Spain’s Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Slovenia’s Blaz Kavcic,...

Nadal tames Djokovic for 6th Rome title

He had to wait a year and a day but Rafael Nadal finally got his revenge over Novak Djokovic with a brilliant display in belated sunshine at the Foro Italico Monday when he won the Rome Masters final 7-5, 6-3. In 2011, Nadal had looked totally bewildered after losing to Djokovic in Rome just a week after suffering at the Serb's hands in Madrid. Being defeated on his beloved...

Rafael Nadal Gets Waxed

Is that Rafael Nadal playing on a tiny outdoor court in London? Why isn't he being mobbed by fans, and why is there a wrap around he knee? WHAT IS GOING ON? Well, I'll tell you... Rafael Nadal had a wax figure unveiled in London today which will be on display in Regents Park in Central London and then will be moved to it's final destination - the famous Madame Tussauds...

Djokovic-Nadal final pushed to Monday

Novak Djokovic will have to wait until Monday to defend his Italian Open title against Rafael Nadal after the men's final was postponed for a day because of heavy rain. The match had been scheduled for Sunday afternoon but will now take place midday Monday. Fans jeered the decision after sitting in stands under umbrellas for several hours. Heavy rain has been falling for most...

Djokovic Changes Clothing Sponsors – Leaves Sergio Tacchini for UNIQLO

  Kei Nishikori and Novak Djokovic at GR8 Fundraiser for Japan earthquake victims in Miami in 2011 The world’s top tennis player Novak Dokovic ended his deal with clothing sponsor Sergio Tacchini reports Danielle Rossingh of Bloomberg. In an emailed statement to media the clothing company said: “It has been mutually and amicably decided that, as of the 2012 Roland Garros Grand...

Nadal Dismisses Djokovic for Sixth Rome Title, Moves up to No. 2

Rafael Nadal is back to No. 2 in the world with 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 1 Novak Djokovic to capture his sixth Rome Masters title, the final delayed until Monday due to rain. Nadal is now 2-0 against Djokovic on clay this year, defeating the Serbian in the final of Monte Carlo a few weeks ago. He is now in sole possession of the most Masters 100 titles with 21, one ahead of Roger...

Men's Rome final put back a day due to rain

Novak Djokovic will have to wait until Monday to defend his Italian Open title against Rafael Nadal after the men's final was postponed for a day due to heavy rain in Rome. The match was scheduled for Sunday afternoon but will now take place on Monday at midday local time (1000 GMT). Heavy rain has been falling for most of the afternoon in Rome and the women's final between...

Djokovic shows why he's No. 1

It was the moment he had to stand up and prove why he is world No. 1. Novak Djokovic did just that Saturday in the semifinals of the Rome Masters at the Foro Italico by beating Roger Federer 6-2, 7-6 (4) in a stirring encounter that almost turned into a classic toward the end of a thrilling second set. On Sunday, Djokovic will play the man he beat in the final last year, Rafael...

UNIQLO appoints Novak Djokovic as global brand ambassador

May 23, 2012, Paris, France – UNIQLO today announces that it has appointed Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranked male professional tennis player, as its global brand ambassador. The five-year partnership, which takes effect from today, will see Djokovic promoting the UNIQLO brand and UNIQLO clothing worldwide. The partnership will also include collaboration on future product...

Novak Djokovic Signs With UNIQLO

Novak Djokovic has ditched his clothing sponsor Sergio Tacchini and has now become the Global Brand Ambassador for UNIQLO, a Japanese clothing company.  The five-year partnership will include collaborating on future product lines, and co-developing the ultimate UNIQULO functional wear.  He will wear his first UNIQLO kit at the 2012 French Open. Novak said this about his new partnership,

Novak Djokovic splits with Sergio Tacchini as Serbia Open in jeopardy

By Romana Cvitkovic Novak Djokovic’s latest venture includes an “amicable” split with clothing sponsor Sergio Tacchini and a new deal with Japanese brand UNIQLO which will be made official in Paris on Wednesday. Chatter surrounding the decline of the Serbia Open tennis tournament is also surfacing as tournament director Goran Djokovic is set to resign, also putting up the...

French Open 2012 Preview: Favorites, Dark Horses, and Bad Bets

Well, the end of the month of May means 2 weeks of watching the top men in the world battle out best-of-five set matches on the red clay in Paris. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in the final last year, matching Bjorn Borg’s record of six Roland Garros titles. This year he will go for the seventh. Of course, Federer and Novak Djokovic will be his main challenges, but there are...
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