Novak Djokovic

Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic stunned by Dan Evans, calls it 'one of worst' performance

Dan Evans, the top-ranked British player at 33rd, made a fast start in the match against Novak Djokovic on a cooler day at picturesque Monte-Carlo Country Club on the French Riviera to go up 3-0 in the opening set but Djokovic rallied back and levelled the set at 4-4.

Apr 16, 2021, 08:27 AM IST

Novak Djokovic sets new record for maximum weeks at top, childhood interview goes viral

Novak Djokovic, who is within tantalising reach of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal’s all-time men’s title of 20, has asserted that his focus will now be on flexing his calendar and focus on Slams to chase down the joint-record held by two tennis legends. 

Mar 08, 2021, 23:22 PM IST

Battle of the Goats: Novak Djokovic equals THIS Roger Federer's all-time record

Novak Djokovic, who won his 18th Grand Slam title last month, has asserted that his focus will now be on flexing his calendar and focus on Slams to chase down the joint-record held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic is tantalising reach of Federer and Nadal’s all-time men’s title of 20.  

Mar 01, 2021, 20:33 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Record-breaking Novak Djokovic faces sideline spell with muscle tear

The Serbian extended his all-time best record of winning the Australian Open. Djokovic now own nine title in Australia while Roy Emerson and Roger Federer are tied in second place with six titles each. The 2021 Australian Open champion now has 18 career Grand Slam titles.

Feb 22, 2021, 11:46 AM IST

Ruthless Novak Djokovic breezes past Daniil Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open

A dominant Novak Djokovic dismantled Russia's Daniil Medvedev to win the men's singles final at the Australian Open on Sunday. The world no. one crushed his opponent in straight sets as he won the contest 7-5, 6-2, 6-2. This is Djokovic's 18th Grand Slam title and ninth final win at the Melbourne Park.  

Feb 21, 2021, 16:13 PM IST

Novak Djokovic defends Australian Open dynasty against Daniil Medvedev rampage

The Australian Open 2021 has charted a rocky path through the Covid-19 pandemic and a snap five-day lockdown due to a local outbreak robbed it of much of its vitality. But a comforting sense of normality will pervade Rod Laver Arena when a healthy crowd files in for a final that could mark a shift in the tennis landscape. 

Feb 20, 2021, 14:15 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic breezes past Karatsev to reach final

Djokovic, meanwhile, has won the title every time he has reached the final at the Australian Open. The 33-year-old 17-time Grand Slam champion has struggled with an abdominal injury during the tournament but showed no signs of the problem against Karatsev. 

Feb 18, 2021, 18:40 PM IST

Aus Open: Novak Djokovic overpowers Alexander Zverev to book semi-final berth

Novak Djokovic again wore tape on his abdominal area, a legacy of the injury picked up in his third-round win over Taylor Fritz. But it did not appear to bother him as he reached his 39th Grand Slam semi-final, where he will face an unlikely opponent in Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev. 

Feb 16, 2021, 20:11 PM IST

'Knew right away something not so great was happening': Novak Djokovic's Australian Open in doubt

Novak Djokovic, who is also the defending champion, however, remains hopeful about his participation in the fourth-round clash against Milos Raonic. The world no. one sustained a torn stomach muscle during his match against Taylor Fritz. 

Feb 13, 2021, 10:27 AM IST

Australian Open 2021: Novak Djokovic grinds out a win, Venus limps out and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic had to battle hard to reach the third round of the 2021 Australian Open. The double defending-champion posted a hard-fought 6-3, 6-7(3), 7-6(2), 6-3 over American Francis Tiafoe. There was, however, disappointment for the likes of Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams, who crashed out of the year's first Grand Slam. Here we take a look at some of the major matches from Day 3 of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Feb 10, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

Aus Open: Djokovic serves up masterclass on favourite court, Kyrgios brings the noise to subdued 'People's Court'

Dominic Thiem overcame an early wobble before overpowering Mikhail Kukushkin 7-6(2) 6-2 6-3 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Monday. Third seed Thiem was broken twice in the first set and had to fight off a set point at 6-5 before rallying to take the tiebreak at Rod Laver Arena. 

Feb 08, 2021, 19:18 PM IST

Furious Novak Djokovic dismantles his racquet in dramatic ATP Cup loss; watch video

Things got heated after Serbia found themselves trailing as they lost the first set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-4). The Serbs were up by 0-40 but a string of unforced errors saw Djokovic and his compatriot end up losing the opportunity to take the lead. The current World No.1 was furious and he smashed his racquet violently on the team’s bench. 

Feb 06, 2021, 11:23 AM IST

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at 2021 event

Defending champion Sofia Kenin is on the top half of the women’s draw along with No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and they could potentially meet in the semifinals again. Kenin won that encounter last year on her way to a breakthrough major title. 

Feb 05, 2021, 13:09 PM IST

ATP Cup: Novak Djokovic keeps Serbia alive, Spain reach semis

The Group A tie will be decided by the doubles, with Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff having beaten Dusan Lajovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the earlier match at Rod Laver Arena. The winners will join Spain, Russia and Italy in the semi-finals. 

Feb 05, 2021, 11:39 AM IST

In Pics: Tennis stars end COVID-19 quarantine, hit Adelaide courts

World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the 'Day at the Drive' event in front of a crowd of 4,000 at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive Tennis Club but pulled out minutes before he was due on court and was replaced by Krajinovic. Here's a collection of pics from the first exhibition tennis event from down under...

Jan 29, 2021, 17:36 PM IST

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic says demands for players 'misconstrued'

It comes after the eight-time Australian Open champion was widely criticised after issuing a list of demands for players in quarantine to Australian Open chief Craig Tiley, including shorter quarantine periods and 'moving as many players as possible' to houses with private tennis courts. Djokovic said that his letter to Tiley was taken the wrong way. 

Jan 21, 2021, 09:45 AM IST

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal to finish inside top 2 for third straight year

Rafael Nadal now leads the 'Big Three' - Djokovic and Roger Federer - with 12 top two finishes. 

Nov 29, 2020, 12:03 PM IST

ATP World Tour Finals: Dominic Thiem reaches decider after nail-biting win over Novak Djokovic

Dominic Thiem reached his second consecutive title match of the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals with a thrilling win against World no. 1 Novak Djokovic. In the Final, he would take on either Rafael Nadal or Daniil Medvedev.

Nov 22, 2020, 00:01 AM IST

ATP Finals: Daniil Medvedev eases past Diego Schwartzman to set up semi-final tie against Rafael Nadal

The comfortable victory over Schwartzmann enabled Medvedev to complete 3-0 run in Group Tokyo 1970. 

Nov 21, 2020, 18:02 PM IST

World No.1 Novak Djokovic backs domestic abuse policy in tennis

The Serbian tennis maestro offered his support to Alexander Zverev, who has repeatedly denied the allegations made by his ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova.

Nov 21, 2020, 15:41 PM IST