Novak Djokovic http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25573/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5733526 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 Thomson Reuters 5734008 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic survives scare from Wawrinka to advance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-djokovic-survives-scare-wawrinka-advance <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 21 (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic survived an early onslaught and a late fightback from Stanislas Wawrinka in a pulsating fourth-round clash to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open early on Monday.</p> <p>The 15th-seeded Swiss had taken an early 6-1 5-2 lead over the world number one with a powerful serve and booming groundstrokes before Djokovic took greater control of the rallies and waited for Wawrinka to make mistakes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/update-1-tennis-djokovic-survives-scare-wawrinka-advance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Stanislas Wawrinka Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736897 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Djokovic destroys Ferrer to make Australian final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-tennis-djokovic-destroys-ferrer-make-australian-final <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 and byline)</p> <p>* Djokovic beats Ferrer in straight sets</p> <p>* Serbian goes into third successive Melbourne Park final</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic produced some of the best tennis of his career and wasted little time in advancing to his third successive Australian Open final with a 6-2 6-2 6-1 destruction of fourth seed David Ferrer in 89 minutes on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-tennis-djokovic-destroys-ferrer-make-australian-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Ferrer David Ferrer Human Interest Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738751 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Flawless Djokovic destroys Ferrer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-tennis-flawless-djokovic-destroys-ferrer <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 beats Ferrer in straight sets</p> <p>* Serbian goes into third successive Melbourne Park final (Writes through, adds quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Playing near perfect tennis, Novak Djokovic sent an emphatic warning to Roger Federer and Andy Murray by destroying fourth seed David Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1 in the Australian Open semi-finals on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-2-tennis-flawless-djokovic-destroys-ferrer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> David Ferrer Human Interest Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738770 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Tennis-Djokovic and Murray prepare to bring the pain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-murray-prepare-bring-the-pain <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 26 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray's burgeoning grand slam rivalry turns another page on Sunday, with the two iron-men of tennis bracing for a world of pain when they clash in the final of the Australian Open.</p> <p>Although good friends off the court dating back to their junior days, the two 25-year-olds hold no quarter once they cross the white lines, and have made a habit of punishing each other in gruelling five-set duels at the grand slams.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/preview-tennis-djokovic-and-murray-prepare-bring-the-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Murray Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739769 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Tennis-Djokovic pounces to claim Melbourne three-peat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-pounces-claim-melbourne-three-peat <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>MELBOURNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic came up with his best tennis when it mattered most to reassert his grand slam dominance over Andy Murray on Sunday and become the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era.</p> <p>The Serbian world number one played 171 minutes of cat and mouse with his British rival before pouncing when the U.S. Open champion blinked and racing away to a 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 victory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/wrapup-1-tennis-djokovic-pounces-claim-melbourne-three-peat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Roger Federer Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740142 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: No rest as Djokovic eyes Davis Cup victory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-no-rest-djokovic-eyes-davis-cup-victory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Novak Djokovic believes he will be fighting fit to lead Serbia to victory in their Davis Cup opener against Belgium despite an exhausting week following his Australian Open win.</p> <p>The world number one captured a fourth Australian title in Melbourne last Sunday for a sixth career major before rushing to the airport for a 3am flight back to Europe. </p> <p>Having spent some brief time at home in Monte Carlo, Djokovic arrived in Belgium on Wednesday and headed straight to the Spiroudome de Charleroi to adjust to the clay courts being used for the tie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-no-rest-djokovic-eyes-davis-cup-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Viktor Troicki AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:00:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742259 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Djokovic blasts 'dangerous' Davis Cup surface http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-djokovic-blasts-dangerous-davis-cup-surface <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic blasted the clay court being used for Serbia's Davis Cup clash against Belgium as "dangerous" on Thursday.</p> <p>A red clay court has been installed at Charleroi's Spiroudome de Charleroi for the World Group first round clash, but the 2010 Davis Cup champions Serbia have already complained about the surface.</p> <p>"Being extra careful here. The conditions are quite dangerous 4 all players. I know organisers did their best, but still....#worried," tweeted Djokovic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/tennis-djokovic-blasts-dangerous-davis-cup-surface" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Viktor Troicki AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742305 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Djokovic beats Berdych to win fourth Dubai Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-djokovic-beats-berdych-win-fourth-dubai-open-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Novak Djokovic won his fifth title in six tournaments and extended an unbeaten run to 18 matches as he clinched a fourth Dubai Open title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Tomas Berdych on Saturday.</p> <p>The world number one from Serbia underlined his pre-eminence in the world game with an athletically aggressive performance against the world number six from the Czech Republic, who knocked out Roger Federer, the titleholder, in the semi-finals. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/tennis-djokovic-beats-berdych-win-fourth-dubai-open-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Tomáš Berdych Tomas Berdych AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 18:45:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771779 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Djokovic feels close to his stunning 2011 form http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/tennis-djokovic-feels-close-his-stunning-2011-form <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 Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California, March 8 (Reuters) - Oozing confidence after making a sizzling 13-0 start to the year, Novak Djokovic looks every inch the same player who reigned supreme in the men's game during his astonishingly successful 2011 season.</p> <p>Though the Serbian world number one was reluctant to make any predictions about how his 2013 campaign may pan out, he sounded an ominous warning to his rivals on Friday while talking about his sensational early form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130308/tennis-djokovic-feels-close-his-stunning-2011-form" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 09 Mar 2013 01:00:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5777754 at http://www.globalpost.com Murray ousted by Del Potro, Djokovic cruises http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/djokovic-overwhelms-lacklustre-tsonga-at-indian-wells <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 Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - Erratic serving cost Andy Murray dearly as the U.S. Open champion was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open quarter-finals 6-7 6-3 6-1 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro on Friday.</p> <p>Though the British world number three edged a close first set 7-5 on the tiebreak, he lost serve once in the second and three times in the third to make a premature exit from the ATP Masters 1000 event at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130315/djokovic-overwhelms-lacklustre-tsonga-at-indian-wells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Juan Martín del Potro Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Tennis shots Thomson Reuters Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5785002 at http://www.globalpost.com Del Potro ends Djokovic's unbeaten run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/djokovics-unbeaten-run-ends-against-del-potro <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 Mark Lamport-Stokes</p> <p>INDIAN WELLS, California (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic's unbeaten run of 22 matches came to an end on Saturday when he was upset 4-6 6-4 6-4 by Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in the BNP Paribas Open semi-finals.</p> <p>Australian Open champion Djokovic squandered a 3-0 lead in the final set as he was broken twice by the towering Argentine before losing a wildly fluctuating contest that lasted two hours 49 minutes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130316/djokovics-unbeaten-run-ends-against-del-potro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juan Martín del Potro Juan Martin del Potro Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Tennis Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Mar 2013 02:30:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5785695 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: No Rafa, no Roger, no problem for Novak in Miami http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/tennis-no-rafa-no-roger-no-problem-novak-miami <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Novak Djokovic is looking to bounce back at the ATP Miami Masters after his 22-match win streak was ended last week at Indian Wells and the absence of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer is no problem.</p> <p>Nadal wants to rest his weary knees after a comeback that has seen him win three titles, including last Sunday's Indian Wells final, and 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer is skipping Miami as well as the clay court season looms.</p> <p>"It's the same for me," World No. 1 Djokovic said. "I'm sure that even without them we will have a great tournament."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/tennis-no-rafa-no-roger-no-problem-novak-miami" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Rafael Nadal Tennis AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 23:15:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789311 at http://www.globalpost.com Injured Djokovic leads Serbia past U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/injured-djokovic-leads-serbia-past-us <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 Matt Cronin</p> <p>BOISE, Idaho (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic overcame an early injury to his ankle and lifted Serbia to the Davis Cup semi-finals with a gritty 7-5 6-7 6-1 6-0 victory over American Sam Querrey on Sunday.</p> <p>"It's very strong emotion when you play for your country. I guess that's the biggest reason why I kept playing," Djokovic told reporters after securing Serbia an unassailable 3-1 lead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/injured-djokovic-leads-serbia-past-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Novak Djokovic Novak Djokovic Sam Querrey Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 00:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805176 at http://www.globalpost.com