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...
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Monte Carlo Masters for the second time in three years by defeating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 on Sunday.
Djokovic, who has lost only two matches in 2015, became the first player in tennis history to win the first three Masters tournament of the year after completing the Indian Wells-Miami sweep this spring.
In windy and humid conditions...
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5 days ago
Tennis fans rejoice! The Tennis Gods have blessed us with a matchup between No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 5 Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at Monte Carlo. Saturday’s matchup will be their first head-to-head meeting in more than 300 days and their 43rd overall.
Nadal leads the historic rivalry 23-19 and dominates the Serb 14-4 on clay.
In their last two meetings in 2014, Nadal lost...
Novak Djokovic has now spent an astounding142 weeks of his career atop the Emirates ATP Rankings.
With this accomplishment, Djokovic moved into outright sixth place in a list of players who have spent the most weeks ranked No. 1. The 27-year-old Serbian has now passed current world No. 5 Rafael Nadal’s record of 141 weeks.
Now that Djokovic has transcended Nadal in the amount of...
Novak Djokovic issued a video apology to a ballboy whose face he inadvertently shouted in during the final of the 2015 Miami Open after he had just lost the second set to Andy Murray.
Just to conclude these fantastic few weeks with a short message to you all. Thanks for supporting me! Amazing start of the season with wins in Australian Open, Indian Wells and now Miami. Looking...
The Miami Open — formerly the Sony Open and casually known as just “Miami” or “Key Biscayne” — has long been a sixth finger or toe on the tennis tour.
This is not a commentary in any way on the spicy and alluring Miami area or the many people who work hard to put together this tournament every year. This is merely a reflection of the tennis calendar and its rhythms.
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 advanced to the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday when opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew because of a back injury.
Tomic's withdrawal was announced about five hours before he was to play Djokovic, a three-time champion at Indian Wells who has won his first three matches in straight sets. He has beaten Tomic each of the three times they've played.
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015
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
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.