Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco

MEXICO CITY (AP) Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday. Djokovic, who earlier this month required treatment in the shoulder after a four-set Davis Cup win over Russia's Daniil...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Post Australian Open, where is this years ATP season headed?

A year ago this time, the ATP World Tour had a very different vibe. The question going into every major tournament was will anybody be able to beat Novak Djokovic here, and often the answer was no. That all changed at last year’s Wimbledon, where Djokovic actually seemed beatable and fell in the third round to American Sam Querrey. Since then the tour has been completely different...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic returns to Davis Cup against Russia

NIS, Serbia (AP) Novak Djokovic will play Daniil Medvedev in the second singles match as he makes a return for Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup against Russia. Djokovic will be playing his first match since an unexpected second-round loss to Denis Istomin at the Australian Open. In Thursday's draw, Viktor Troicki was picked to face Karen Khachanov in Friday's opening...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 117-ranked Denis Istomin stuns Novak Djokovic in five-set epic at Australian Open

Denis Istomin is a 30-year-old tennis player from Uzbekistan that is ranked 117th in the world. He has a career singles record below .500 at 185-191, and has never made it to the quarterfinals of a major. Well, his life will forever be changed now, after he just won an Australian Open second-round match against the guy that has won five of the last six Australian Open titles (including...
Via The Comeback
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Denis Istomin upsets Novak Djokovic at Australian Open

Uzbekistani tennis player Denis Istomin made history on Thursday at the Australian Open when he shocked Novak Djokovic in the second round of the tournament. Istomin, who is ranked No. 117 in the world, beat Djokovic in five sets, 7-6, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4. Istomin said he battled cramps in his legs and still won the match. He rallied back from down two sets to one to win it. Making...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Doha title defense a return to form for Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic has been the best player in tennis between 2011 and 2016. In that span he has lost the top ranking two times, but recaptured it later on. Now he has lost it again, but this time to Andy Murray. 2016 started out well for the Serb, but he really fell off in the second half of the season. Now at the start of 2017, Novak Djokovic has a lot of points to defend if he wants...
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

The Australian Open pranks Twitter with fake new logo

Sports fans all around the world almost always find something to get upset about. Whether it’s a free agent signing, a trade, a missed-call, or even a logo, fans will always find a way to complain about it. Sometimes, they’ll even be tricked into those complaints. The Australian Open is one of tennis’ four grand slam tournaments along with Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the...
Via The Comeback
September 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dan Shulman has a little trouble with the name “Novak Djokovic”

Dan Shulman is one of the best announcers ESPN has and is maybe one of the best in all of sports television.  But even the best can have a momentary slip of the mind and/or tongue that can be quite amusing. As Shulman was welcoming viewers to Sunday Night Baseball after the US Open tennis final between Stan Wawrinka and Novak Djokovic, he had a little bit of trouble with Djokovic’s...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic says ‘private issues’ cost him chance at grand slam

Novak Djokovic appeared unstoppable at the start of the grass court season, but since then, a significant dip in form has seen his chances at a calendar year grand slam evaporate. Djokovic said following the U.S. Open draw that mental issues were his downfall at Wimbledon, stemming particularly from some things that were happening in his private life. “It was nothing physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic sheds tears after Olympic ouster

Tears of sadness streamed down Novak Djokovic’s face after the No. 1-ranked player in the world was upset by Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets in the Olympics. It was the second consecutive time he has failed to reach the final, and this was his reaction upon leaving the court. You can see Djokovic shaking his head in disgust, with a few tears as well. Djokovic started...
Via The Sports Daily
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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