The men’s final contained the single most entertaining point of the U.S. Open—the only point Stan Wawrinka won in the first set tiebreak against Novak Djokovic, before taking the next three sets and the trophy.
ESPN baseball commentator Dan Shulman struggled a bit to welcome viewers to tonight’s Cubs-Astros game joined in progress after the network’s U.S. Open men’s final broadcast.
Gael Monfils and Novak Djokovic began their U.S. Open semifinal today on strange terms, with Monfils showing few signs of life until the third set, which he won. Even at his most disengaged, though, the Frenchman is still good for a few entertaining points.
Like a carefree penguin belly-sliding across a glacier, the best men’s tennis player in the world has cruised into the semifinals of the U.S. Open by playing only nine full sets. Let’s examine how cushy Novak Djokovic has had it:
Juan Martín del Potro’s years of injuries have dropped his once-top-five ranking down to #141, but the Argentine showed the skills that marked his early career in downing the world’s #1 player, Novak Djokovic, in straight sets—a result that earned del Potro a lovely embrace and some words that brought him to tears.
Novak Djokovic failed to reach a Slam quarterfinal for the first time in seven years, as American Sam Querrey knocked off the world #1 today at Wimbledon 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6. Querrey, the 41st-ranked player in the world, reached only his fourth-ever Slam round of 16.
Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray yesterday 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to claim his first French Open, claiming the career Slam while becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles simultaneously. (By winning this year’s Australian and French Opens, he also joined a very short list of men who…
Novak Djokovic beat Kyle Edmund in the Miami Open last night in straight sets, but more importantly, he used his pocket to make this spectacular catch on a ball that went way up there.
Yesterday, the world was introduced to Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore, a dumb-ass man who thinks that female tennis players should get on their knees and thank Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for carrying the sport. As is the case anytime someone in sports has bad thoughts, Moore opened the door for…
Remember when the Roger Federer v. Rafael Nadal rivalry—featuring a contrast of styles, eight Grand Slam final matchups, and, according to some, maybe the greatest tennis match of all time—was going to eat tennis and shut out any other would be champions for a decade plus? That era feels like a distant memory, thanks…
Novak Djokovic was, by one metric, historically bad last night for a Grand Slam match winner. He held on to beat Frenchman Giles Simon 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open, but he committed 100 unforced errors. In a way, this is more indicative of Simon’s style (as you can see in the…
Tennis players around the world are reacting to yesterday’s bombshell report on the sport’s match-fixing scandal. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked men’s player in the world, has told ESPN that he was once approached by people who wanted to pay him to lose a match in 2007.
Novak Djokovic is fed up, man. Right after he took the first set from Jeremy Chardy in yesterday’s Rogers Cup semifinal in Montreal, Djokovic complained to the official that he could smell someone smoking the devil’s lettuce in the arena.
Novak Djokovic claimed his third Wimbledon championship with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-7 (12-10), 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer on Sunday.
No. 8 Stan Wawrinka knocked off world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to claim the 2015 French Open title Sunday.
Novak Djokovic will enter the French Open undefeated on clay this year after a 6-4, 6-3 win over Roger Federer in the Italian Open final on Sunday. Djokovic is now the winner of 19 of the last 41 Masters tournaments, and has won his last 22 matches.
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:
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.
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.