PARIS (AP) Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.
Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and has never played a match at a major tournament.
Next on Court Philippe Chatrier will be the No. 1-seeded...
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There's a little warning on Champagne. "Never open with a corkscrew." Because folks like Novak Djokovic are not too bright. Djokovic beat Roger Federer in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) in Rome on Sunday to capture the Internazionali BNL d'Italia title. And then he shot himself in the head.[Bleacher Report]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home...
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
Then again, numbers — while often telling falsehoods and being eternally subject to manipulation — can also reveal powerful truths.
As the Roman road becomes the path to Paris, and the clay Masters 1000 series gives way to the year’s second major tournament, the numbers tell the story of Novak Djokovic’s second ascendancy in men’s...
ROME -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic gave his best performance yet to reach the Italian Open final, downing David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
Djokovic lost a set in each of his three previous matches at the Foro Italico, looking rusty from three weeks off. But he was solid from the start against Ferrer, using one break in each set to take control and extend his winning streak to 21...
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The ATP says world No. 1 and former champion Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open without elaborating, and will return to competition the following week in Rome, where he is the defending champion.
The tour made the announcement on Thursday.
Djokovic who was scheduled to participate in a charity event with Serena Williams and Hollywood actress Elsa Pataky...
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The All England Club announced several intriguing changes for this year’s Wimbledon at their Annual Spring Press Conference, held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. BST.
Prize money once again increased at Wimbledon by a considerable seven percent. Competitors at the third Grand Slam of the year will receive a total of 26.75 million pounds ($40.60 million). This purse will surpass last year’s...
Every tournament matters. Every non-exhibition competition in sports possesses value. Every time professionals take the court — in tennis or any other endeavor — they enhance their levels of integrity to the extent that they take pride in their work, putting in an honest day’s effort for an honest day’s pay. If one dares to flatly declare, or merely suggest, that some competitions...
Novak Djokovic displayed his incredible skills during Sunday's BNP Paribas Open Championship match at Indian Wells when he caught a Roger Federer return on his racket.Djokovic faulted on a serve, with Federer instinctively returning it before realizing that it wouldn't count. The return would have been long, but Djokovic made the unbelievable catch like it was no big deal: Djokovic...
Novak Djokovic is now playing for much more than prize money, world rankings and his legacy. The man got married last year to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic, and the two recently had their first child — a son named Stefan. That makes Djokovic a family man and gives him even more motivation to succeed on...Read More
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Top-ranked men's tennis star Novak Djokovic celebrated Thursday's straight-set victory over Paul-Henri Mathieu in the second round of the U.S. Open tournament by dancing to Iggy Azalea's hit "Fancy". Djokovic is clearly enjoying the moment and keeping things loose.H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.