Novak Djokovic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23591/all en Tennis-Longevity the buzz word for rested Federer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Patrick Johnston</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - A disappointing end to 2012 left Roger Federer's critics writing his tennis obituary, but the Swiss is confident he can win more grand slam titles after arriving in Melbourne refreshed and refocused following an extended break.</p> <p>While Federer's main rivals for a fifth Australian Open title, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, have been getting matches under their belt in Australia, the 31-year-old opted for the practice courts and family time to keep his mind and body fresh.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-longevity-the-buzz-word-rested-federer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Federer–Nadal rivalry Juan Martín del Potro Münchenstein Novak Djokovic Person Location Person Travel Quotation Rafael Nadal Roger Federer Roger Federer Roger Federer tennis season Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:32 +0000 5731569 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>NFL's Junior Seau had brain disease from blows to head</p> <p>2013-01-10T221825Z_8_BRE9090QP_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-SEAU.XML () -</p> <p>Djokovic starts Australian Open defence against Mathieu</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jacksonville Jaguars Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:15:27 +0000 5732982 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic starts Australia defence against Mathieu http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tennis-djokovic-starts-australia-defence-against-mathi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds quotes, details)</p> <p>* Top seed Djokovic meets unseeded Frenchman in first round</p> <p>* Federer, Sharapova face tough first week</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic's bid for a third successive Australian Open title has been given a boost with a relatively smooth draw in the first grand slam of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-1-tennis-djokovic-starts-australia-defence-against-mathi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Novak Djokovic Tennis US Open Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:00:04 +0000 5732932 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic and Serena red hot Melbourne favourites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-serena-red-hot-melbourne-favourites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>SYDNEY, Jan 12 (Reuters) - With even their main rivals trumpeting Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams as the runaway favourites to win the Australian Open, it is tempting to view the honour roll at the year's first tennis grand slam as pre-ordained.</p> <p>However well the pair are playing, they should perhaps bear in mind that the brutal heat, inspired opponents and the heartbreak of injury have unseated more than a few 'sure things' over the years at Melbourne Park.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-serena-red-hot-melbourne-favourites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:30:21 +0000 5733189 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Doping-Swiss laboratory denies helping Armstrong avoid detection</p> <p>LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The director of Switzerland's laboratory for doping analysis has denied allegations that he once told disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for EPO. Martial Saugy said he had one meeting with Armstrong in 2002 at the request of the International Cycling Union to talk about the tests but refuted the suggestion that he told him how to avoid detection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/reuters-sports-news-summary-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Novak Djokovic Technology Tennis Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:15:45 +0000 5733317 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-ATP chief to discuss time-violation rule with players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-atp-chief-discuss-time-violation-rule-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief Brad Drewett will meet with players on Saturday to address concerns over a new rule aimed at speeding up the game that has drawn criticism from professionals on the men's tour.</p> <p>This year, the ATP are enforcing a regulation that allows players 25 seconds to complete a serve or face a warning and then the loss of a point for a second violation, sparking complaints from players who have fallen foul of the law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-atp-chief-discuss-time-violation-rule-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 01:45:12 +0000 5733478 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Djokovic backs old routine to break new ground http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-djokovic-backs-old-routine-break-new-ground <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic, the formula for success at the Australian Open is simple - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.</p> <p>The world number one will try to create history over the next two weeks by becoming the first man to win three straight Australian Open titles in the professional era.</p> <p>Twelve months ago, Djokovic picked up his fifth grand slam title with victory over Rafa Nadal in an epic final, lasting just short of six hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/tennis-djokovic-backs-old-routine-break-new-ground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5733498 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Subdued Serena plans to keep it simple</p> <p>MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams has a simple plan as she enters the twilight of her career. One tournament at a time. Oh, and have some fun.</p> <p>Hewitt beats del Potro to win Kooyong title</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lleyton Hewitt Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:30:32 +0000 5733525 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-ATP to discuss time-violation rule with players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-tennis-atp-discuss-time-violation-rule-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sluggish servers under scrutiny in Melbourne</p> <p>* Djokovic says he will not complain if penalised (Adds player quotes)</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) chief Brad Drewett will meet with players on Saturday and address a new rule aimed at speeding up the game that has drawn criticism from professionals on the men's tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-tennis-atp-discuss-time-violation-rule-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:30:34 +0000 5733526 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Murray returns to Melbourne monkey-free http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-murray-returns-melbourne-monkey-free <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Fighting Novak Djokovic to a standstill in a cliff-hanging Australian Open semi-final last year convinced Andy Murray he had what it took to win a grand slam title.</p> <p>Struggling to swat away moths fluttering in front of his face, an exhausted Djokovic finally broke Murray's resistance in a pulsating 6-3 3-6 6-7 6-1 7-5 win taking almost five hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-murray-returns-melbourne-monkey-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 09:30:36 +0000 5733527 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Djokovic faces tough first round as history beckons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-djokovic-faces-tough-first-round-history-beckons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic takes his first steps towards entering the history books on Monday and the two-time defending Australian Open champion is taking nothing for granted in his first round clash.</p> <p>The world number one, bidding to become the first man in the professional era to win three successive Australian Open titles, meets France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in the final game of the day session on Rod Laver Arena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/tennis-djokovic-faces-tough-first-round-history-beckons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Novak Djokovic Sports Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:15:30 +0000 5733816 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic breezes past Mathieu into second round http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-tennis-djokovic-breezes-past-mathieu-second-round <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic successfully negotiated the first hurdle in his quest to rewrite the Australian Open record books with an opening round 6-2 6-4 7-5 victory over France's Paul-Henri Mathieu on Monday.</p> <p>The 25-year-old Serb is attempting to win his third successive Australian Open title, and fourth overall. No man in the professional era has won three successive Australian titles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-tennis-djokovic-breezes-past-mathieu-second-round" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forehand Human Interest Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:45:08 +0000 5734008 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Brady powers Patriots past Texans into AFC title game 2013-01-14T021617Z_3_BRE90D00W_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-PATRIO TS.XML () -</p> <p>Howard returns to help Lakers snap dire run</p> <p>2013-01-14T054526Z_1_BRE90D07S_RTROPTC_0_US-NBA-LAKERS.XML () -</p> <p>Djokovic breezes past Mathieu into second round</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/reuters-sports-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:15:16 +0000 5734028 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic delivers, Sharapova ruthless on opening day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-delivers-sharapova-ruthless-opening-da <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Djokovic into second round</p> <p>* Sharapova, Venus, Li progress in style</p> <p>* Monaco first seed to fall</p> <p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic served up only flashes of his best tennis on the opening day of the Australian Open but took a comfortable first step on the path he hopes will lead to an unprecedented hat-trick of titles at Melbourne Park in two weeks' time.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-delivers-sharapova-ruthless-opening-da" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Maria Sharapova Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:15:28 +0000 5733981 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-sports-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.</p> <p>Patriots use element of surprise in Super Bowl pursuit 2013-01-14T201207Z_1_BRE90D12L_RTROPTC_0_US-NFL-PLAYOFFS-PATRIO TS.XML () -</p> <p>Djokovic delivers, Sharapova ruthless on opening day</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-sports-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Novak Djokovic Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 05:15:12 +0000 5734528 at http://www.globalpost.com