Kei Nishikori Beats Novak Djokovic, Makes It To The US Open Final

In a huge upset, Kei Nishikori topped Novak Djokovic, a finalist in this competition each of the past four years, in four sets to advance to the US Open final. The Japanese announcers were predictably hype when calling the final point of the match: » 9/06/14 3:29pm 9/06/14 3:29pm

Novak Djokovic Holds Off Roger Federer For His Second Wimbledon Title

Novak Djokovic outlasted a rejuvenated Roger Federer to close out the men's Wimbledon championship in a thrilling final, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. » 7/06/14 1:30pm 7/06/14 1:30pm

Watch Novak Djokovic Celebrate Winning A Match He Hadn’t Won Yet

During Wimbledon Monday, Novak Djokovic thought he'd won a spirited match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. But as he headed up to the net to kiss opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goodbye/start celebrating, Tsonga was less than ready to give up: Djokovic's winning point had actually been called out. » 6/30/14 5:23pm 6/30/14 5:23pm

Novak Djokovic Gives Point To His Opponent Instead Of Replaying It

There was a rare moment of sportsmanship in today's match between Novak Djokovic and Radek Stepanek. Even in a tight fourth set, Djokovic was nice enough to concede a point to his opponent. » 6/25/14 3:06pm 6/25/14 3:06pm

Boris Becker Has A Custom Boris Becker Phone Cover

This is an image from Wimbledon today of Novak Djokovic's coach, Boris Becker, snapping a photo with an iPhone encased in what appears to be a cute picture of Boris Becker and his family. It's basically the photographic equivalent of the following sentence, which appeared in a press release not long ago: "Becker… » 6/23/14 4:47pm 6/23/14 4:47pm

Double Fault! A Recent History Of Tennis's Most Humiliating Finish

Rafael Nadal won his ninth French Open Sunday, and he did it in the most unbecoming way possible. The decisive moment was a double fault from Novak Djokovic, provoking an awkward "fall to your knees in euphoria after winning a point literally anyone with a pulse could have won themselves" celebration. » 6/09/14 1:51pm 6/09/14 1:51pm

NBC Provides Lovely Slow-Mo Replay Of Novak Djokovic Throwing Up

You want slow-mo puking? Here's your slow-mo puking. Novak Djokovic "felt ill" all over the court, and we were all treated to a replay of it. Enjoy your lunch. » 6/08/14 12:15pm 6/08/14 12:15pm

Novak Djokovic Chills With Ball Boy During Rain Delay

During a rain delay in his first-round French Open match yesterday, Novak Djokovic made a buddy—a ball boy, whom he invited to sit down, out of the rain, and grab a beverage. » 5/27/14 8:43am 5/27/14 8:43am

Here's What Led Rafa Nadal To His Second U.S. Open Title

The Rafa Nadal-Novak Djokovic men's final tonight was an endless highlight reel. We showed you that 54-shot rally earlier but let's show you another fantastic rally in what was an incredibly high quality tennis match. Djokovic grabbed the second set 6-3 and it looked like he had just enough headwind to take the third.… » 9/09/13 9:52pm 9/09/13 9:52pm

Here's That Insane 54-Shot Rally In The Djokovic-Nadal U.S. Open Final

Last year's final had a 54-shot rally too. This one's better. It energized the wildest U.S. Open men's final crowd Arthur Ashe has hosted in some time, and gave Djokovic his first break of the match. He'd take the second set 6-3, and he's currently up a break in the third in what's shaping up to be a truly fantastic… » 9/09/13 7:16pm 9/09/13 7:16pm

Here is The Epic Djokovic-Wawrinka 13-Deuce Game In The Fifth Set

To give you an idea of just how nuts this was, we edited it down from 21 minutes to just under three. Wawrinka eventually won the game but Djokovic held on to win the match and advanced to his fourth straight U.S. Open final. » 9/07/13 4:55pm 9/07/13 4:55pm

Novak Djokovic Gets To His Second Wimbledon Final After A Grueling Semi

After the longest men's semi in Wimbledon history—four hours, 43 minutes—top seed Novak Djokovic beat eight-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 for a chance at his second Wimbledon trophy. » 7/05/13 1:33pm 7/05/13 1:33pm

Here's Why You're Going To Miss The Djokovic-Nadal Semi Tomorrow

Well, tomorrow is the big day! Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. The semifinal that's effectively the French Final. The 7-time French champion versus the guy who has won every Grand Slam except this one. Tennis's most exciting rivalry. It has everything, except now you will miss most or all of it. » 6/06/13 11:47am 6/06/13 11:47am

Tommy Haas Became The Oldest Guy To Beat A No. 1 In 30 Years

Something weird happened last night. Tommy Haas, a week shy of his 35th birthday and a guy who hasn't made it past the third round of a Grand Slam in four years, defeated Novak Djokovic in Miami's Sony Open in straight sets. At 34, he was the oldest guy to beat a no. 1 ranked player since 1973. Haas last beat a no. 1… » 3/27/13 10:40am 3/27/13 10:40am

Justin Gimelstob Would Like You To Watch The Australian Open Mixed…

Former professional tennis player and all-world manly man—as in sex-with-ladies manly man—Justin Gimelstob is at it again (here, "at it again" is open to interpretation, but most likely means "reminding you he is a thing that exists"). Gimelstob is currently an announcer for the Tennis Channel and last night tweeted… » 1/27/13 11:30am 1/27/13 11:30am

Relax, Everyone, Novak Djokovic Is Not Hoarding All The World's Donkey…

Hang on! Stop everything! There was no bigger story in sports in the last two weeks than the news that Novak Djokovic had cornered the market on the world's annual supply of donkey cheese to supply his restaurants in his native Serbia. But, bummer: The New York Times flooded the zone (not really) to get to the bottom… » 12/21/12 4:00pm 12/21/12 4:00pm

Why Is Novak Djokovic Cornering The World Market On Donkey Cheese?

We so wanted this to be one of those stories about a wealthy athlete splurging on stupid stuff because he's a wealthy athlete who can splurge on stupid stuff. Alas, there's a real, practical reason why tennis star Novak Djokovic has bought up the annual supply of donkey cheese from a farm in his Serbian homeland:… » 12/10/12 6:00pm 12/10/12 6:00pm

"Fuck You Tennis! I'm Trying To Watch How I Met Your Mother." Twitter…

Last night Andy Murry and Novak Djokovic played a 4 hour, 54 minute match, tied for the longest U.S. Open men's final ever. It was a gem. CBS scheduled the Monday match in the 4 p.m. slot to ensure tennis wouldn't bump into its primetime lineup. That didn't work. The nearly unprecedented match stretched more than an… » 9/11/12 9:40am 9/11/12 9:40am

The U.S. Open Finally Gets A Classic: Andy Murray Is A Grand Slam Winner

Andy Murray always said his favorite Grand Slam was the U.S. Open. Something about the noise, the music, the late nights. It was a weird thing for a Scotsman to say, since he was not so subtly turning his back on Wimbledon, and the British fans. » 9/10/12 9:48pm 9/10/12 9:48pm