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'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 this… » 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

A Little Boy Offers To Marry Novak Djokovic, Settles For Hitting A Few …

Maybe Novak Djokovic is winning over the Federer-friendly U.S. Open crowd one person at a time. Here he is at an early practice session at Louis Armstrong Stadium, where a young boy shouts out "Will you marry me?" from the stands. Djokovic gives him the "Dancing in the Dark" treatment, waving him down onto the court,… » 8/28/12 11:37am 8/28/12 11:37am

Vlade Divac Says Novak Djokovic Destroyed His Racquets With A Saw…

That's according to Drop Shot Dispatch, which translated a report from Vesti Online. Divac, the former NBA player, is now the president of the Serbian Olympic Committee. He was critical of the performance of Serbia's athletes at the recent Olympics, though he did exempt swimmer Milorad Cavic and Djokovic, since they… » 8/22/12 10:50am 8/22/12 10:50am