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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.…
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…
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.