Novak Djokovic took his 8th title of the year at the China Open World No. 1 Novak Djokovic took a comprehensive victory over a former holder of that title, Rafael Nadal, as he beat the Spaniard in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. He looked dominant, closing out the match in 90 minutes. The top-seeded Serbian has lost only 18 games through the entire course of the China Open over the past week, culminating in a face-off between the longtime rivals.
Novak Djokovic has partnered with his youngest brother Djordje in the China Open In an eventful day at the China Open, World Number 1 Novak Djokovic decimated Chinese number 1 Zhang Ze in straight sets to reach the quarter finals. BBC also reports that the towering Croatian, Ivo Karlovic has recorded the all-time highest number of aces with 10,247 powerful serves to exceed countryman Goran Ivanisevic
The most iconic siblings in the history of the sport: Serena and Venus Williams Several pairs of siblings in the history of the game have played doubles tennis together, some more successful than others. Tennis-playing siblings have often seen one outshine the other in their professional tennis careers, and among these are some of the sport’s most iconic surnames – Williams, McEnroe, Djokovic, Safin and others. We chronicle 5 p
Singapre Slammers’ Kyrgios walks onto court for his match against the Manila Mavericks in 2014 After what seems like the longest wait, the latest season of the much awaited International Premier Tennis League is here! With four teams in the last season, including the Philippine Mavericks, Indian Aces, UAE Royals and Singapore Slammers, the league is going to be a ripper of a contest. However, this year will also see the addition of an
Novak Djokovic in action Novak Djokovic is one player who has risen rapidly among the ranks to be the best in the world, over the years. Ever since his first Grand Slam win at the Australian Open way back in 2008, The Serb has never looked back and has been playing consistently well, winning a host of Grand Slams in the process and emerging as one of the best players of the current generation. The 28-year old who is coached by le
Defending Champion Novak Djokovic will be looking to capture yet another China Open Title. Defending Champion Novak Djokovic will be gunning for yet another China Open title, when he opens his capaign on Monday. Djokovic is seeded number 1 for the tournament, which will be held between the 5th and 11th of October in Beijing. Djokovic is expected to have an easier draw, while fourth seeded Spaniard David Ferrer will h
Rafael Nadal shakes hands with Novak Djokovic after the game World number 1 Novak Djokovic comprehensively beat Rafael Nadal in two sets in an exhibition match organised in Bangkok on Friday. The 28-year Serbian comfortably beat Nadal 6-4 6-2, in a match designed to boost tourism in the Asian country, reports SuperSport. In a match which Djokovic completely dominated the Spaniard, there were long rallies and the Serbian fired many ace
Djokovic wants to play for as long as possible 10-time Grand slam winner Novak Djokovic, who this year was champion at the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open, has said he is looking forward to taking on Roger Federer’s tally of 17 Grand Slams. “I would not be truthful to you if I would say I’m not thinking about it. Of course I am,” said the US Open winner recently. Djokovic, who became only the eighth man in hi
With his seventh hardcourt Slam title at the 2015 US Open, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has further established himself as the undisputed king of the concrete courts. His mind-boggling returns, ability to convert defense into attack, awe-inspiring flexibility and mental fortitude are some of the qualities that have catapulted the Serbian tennis genius to the top. With the US Open having come to an end, it is the perfect time to have a look at the
Novak Djokovic wins his 10th Grand Slam title, cementing his staus as an all-time great Novak Djokovic has dominated men’s tennis for the better part of the last five years, finishing with the year-end number one ranking four times in that span. He has capped off that run with a fabulous performance in the 2015 US Open, where he defeated Roger Federer in the final. Many wonder about his amazing domination and even call him a ten
The ‘Big 3’ of Tennis It was a familiar sight for tennis fans around the world when Novak Djokovic captured his second US Open and 10th Major title this Sunday at Flushing Meadows. He has been very dominant since the beginning of 2011 and hasn’t yet showed signs of slowing down. Most importantly, he is now just 4 Majors shy of Rafael Nadal and 7 shy of Roger Federer. These are among the greatest names in th
We are the Champions: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic pose with their trophies at the US Open In the end, there was barely a cheer for Novak Djokovic as he lifted the trophy. His beaming face reflected from the shiny US Open Trophy, but a 23,000 strong crowd barely let that reflection resonate with the chanting of his name. They were heartbroken that Roger Federer fell at the doorstep, a fear engulfing them that he might not exa
Novak Djokovic continues his surge towards the top after winning his 10th grand slam at the US Open Novak Djokovic recently defeated Roger Federer in the finals of the 2015 US Open, which helped him clinch his 10th tennis Grand Slam. The 28-year-old dispatched his experienced Swiss opponent in four sets to win his second title at Flushing Meadows since 2011, making him the fifth most successful player in tennis history and the fo
Another Grand Slam title flows by with one of the Big Four – World No. 1 Novak Djokovic – etching his name on the trophy. Irrespective of what people say about including Andy Murray (two Slam titles) in the same bracket as Novak Djokovic (9),Rafael Nadal (14) and Roger Federer (17), the Scot has consistently maintained his game at a level so as to at least challenge the rest of the three. So who are the other players to ha
The pursuit of excellence is mired by obstacles, both physical and mental, in an individual sport like tennis. Athletes earn fame and fortune point by point, match by match and tournament by tournament. Always judged by the media and the world at large, athletes constantly work hard and try to remain unfazed by how their performances are dissected and devoured. The US Open 2015 had everything that a tennis buff could ask for.