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Upsets are the early storyline at the China Open

This week marks the start of the China Open and many of the games top players will make an appearance in this Masters 500 event. Novak Djokovic is the number one seed in the draw and it is hard to imagine anyone else winning the tournament. Djokovic has been in top form lately and he is definitely looking to win a few more tournaments before the year ends. Despite a number of strong...
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Djokovic improves to 25-0 at China Open with 1st-round win

BEIJING (AP) Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record at the China Open to 25-0 by beating Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round. Djokovic's winning streak started in 2009, when he won the first of his five titles at the tournament. He didn't play in 2011. Rafael Nadal also advanced to the second round, beating Chinese wild-card entry Wu Di 6-4, 6-4. Nadal...
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Nadal praises Djokovic's 'amazing season,' says he'll be hard to match

BANGKOK -- The text message wasn't enough, so Rafael Nadal praised rival Novak Djokovic in person Thursday for the top-ranked Serb's ''amazing season'' after winning his third major of 2015 at the U.S. Open. The seventh-ranked Nadal is in Bangkok for a sold-out exhibition match against Djokovic dubbed ''Back to Thailand.'' Friday's event was organized by local authorities to boost...
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Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer, Takes Home Second U.S. Open Title

NEW YORK — After winning a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer. Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled toward the stands. And moments later, Djokovic shook his right arm...
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U.S. Open: Djokovic outduels Federer to win his third major title of 2015

There's still at least one player in the world who has Roger Federer's number. Novak Djokovic on Sunday overcame a lengthy rain delay, a crowd that was largely against him and the 17-time Grand Slam champion across the net to win his second U.S. Open and 10th career Grand Slam title, beating Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. The match got started over three hours late due to rain in the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic plays with bloody elbow in US Open finals

Novak Djokovic proved on Sunday that tennis is for tough guys. Djokovic slipped while going for a drop volley in the first set of the US Open finals against Roger Federer and ended up bleeding from the scrapes. Here’s where he fell: He was bleeding around his elbow and also by the back of his hand, but he kept on playing: #Djokovic, bleeding gently from various places, drops...
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Novak Djokovic goes nuts yelling at his box (Video)

Novak Djokovic remains high strung even when he is winning. During his quarterfinals match against Feliciano Lopez at the US Open on Tuesday night, cameras caught Nole yelling things to his box. This came after he dropped the second set, leading him to take off his shirt and slam his racket. It was more of the same in the third set even when he was leading: Was he yelling encouragement...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Says Marijuana Smell Made Him Dizzy During Rogers Cup

Novak Djokovic wasn’t very happy about the fact that someone in the Rogers Cup crowd Saturday was having a little too much fun. The No. 1 tennis player beat France’s Jeremy Chardy easily to advance to the final, but Djokovic apparently had to overcome a strong marijuana smell to do it. “Someone is smoking weed, I can smell it, and I’m getting dizzy,” Djokovic told the umpire...
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Novak Djokovic bothered by fan smoking weed

    Novak Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy in the semifinal of the Rogers Cup on Saturday despite a very pungent smell that was apparently distracting him. At one point between sets, Djokovic complained to the chair umpire that he could smell marijuana smoke and was getting dizzy. “Somebody is getting high,” Djokovic said. “No, honestly, do you smell it? The whole stadium...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Boris Becker reveal that Novak Djokovic cheated?

Boris Becker may have revealed too much inside information about his in-match coaching relationship with pupil Novak Djokovic. During a radio interview with BBC’s “Radio 5 Live,” the German former world No. 1 player was asked about communicating with Djokovic during matches. That’s when he may have crossed the line by revealing he has coaching...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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