Nick Kyrgios rips tennis double standard for Novak Djokovic

The 2016 French Open was only about 45 minutes old before Nick Kyrgios - who else - became embroiled in its first controversy although, this time, it wasn't entirely his doing.. In a first set tie-break against Marco Cecchinato, the fiery Australian was assessed a code violation for snapping at a ball kid to bring his towel faster.Kyrgios said he yelled at the youngster because the...
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While Djokovic, Williams wait, Wawrinka gets going in Paris

PARIS (AP) Thanks to rain, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams must wait an extra day to start their bids for history at the French Open. The two No. 1-seeded players originally were slated to play first-round matches on Monday, the second day of the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. But the schedule already is being shuffled because of showers that created a delay of more than...
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Turning 29, Novak Djokovic still chasing elusive French Open

PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic will be celebrating his 29th birthday when the French Open starts on Sunday. If nothing else, it underlines just how frustrating it has become for the top-ranked Serb to win the only major to elude him. Djokovic, who has lost the past two finals here and three altogether, is playing his 12th tournament and would set a record for most appearances at Roland...
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French Open draw creates possible Novak Djokovic-Rafael Nadal semifinals matchup

PARIS -- In his quest to complete a career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic could have to beat nine-time champion Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals.Djokovic, who will face Lu Yen-hsun in the first round, was put in the same side of the draw as Nadal on Friday. The top-ranked Serb beat Nadal in the quarterfinals last year, the Spaniard's second loss of his career at Roland Garros...
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FRENCH OPEN: Djokovic eyes Nole Slam; Serena bids for No. 22

Once again, Novak Djokovic heads to the French Open knowing full well that a title at Roland Garros will complete a career Grand Slam, something only seven other men have done. He's already come quite close to adding the Coupe des Mousquetaires to his trophy collection, finishing as the runner-up in three of the past four years. ''I know he's looking for that title,'' Stan Wawrinka...
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Novak Djokovic argues with umpire Damian Steiner over court condition

Novak Djokovic had a tough day with chair umpire Damian Steiner during his loss to Andy Murray in the finals of the Rome Masters on Sunday. Nole fell in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to Murray and had some exchanges with Steiner. First he got a warning for throwing his racket in the second set, and then he argued with the umpire over the court conditions. You can hear Djokovic lobby...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic defeats Murray in Madrid, recalling familiar themes

The official record will state — for anyone and everyone who looks up the result in subsequent years — that Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray on Sunday for his latest Masters 1000 championship in Madrid. Unofficially, the man Djokovic most centrally defeated at La Caja Magica was Djokovic himself. The World No. 1 has won many tennis matches — and many of his now-record 29...
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Novak Djokovic issues statement in response to controversy

Novak Djokovic issued a statement on his Facebook page Tuesday to address a controversy caused by his comments about gender and equal pay. The world No. 1-ranked tennis player responded to the Indian Wells CEO’s sexist remarks about women riding the coattails of men. Djokovic said men deserve a greater share of prize money at combined events currently because metrics show they...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Talks About Women’s Hormones In Response To Indian Wells CEO

Raymond Moore’s sexist comments about women’s tennis over the weekend drew instant criticism from Serena Williams and many others. But the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player took a different approach. In his reaction to Moore’s comments, which ultimately led to the CEO stepping down as the tournament chair and CEO of Indian Wells on Monday, Djokovic said he “applauds”...
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic says he was offered $200K to throw match in 2007

Allegations of widespread match-fixing in men’s tennis have overshadowed the Australian Open, and the No. 1 men’s player says he has evidence the reports are true. BBC and Buzzfeed obtained documents this week connecting 16 core players, all of whom were ranked in the top 50 at one point or another, with match-fixing since 2007. And Novak Djokovic says he was offered $200,000...
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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