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5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses
5 great sportspersons and their biggest weaknesses

These names are among the greatest of the great in their respective sports; they have decimated opponents of every ability and caliber, but they have their own weak spots.Despite being the best of all time, these sportsmen have faltered – as is natural. Here, we look into what their weakest spots are: Novak Djokovic: Clay – specifically, the French OpenThere isn't an opponent Novak Djokovic has not been able to conquer. The r

Apr 21 2016
Tennis dominates Laureus Awards as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams crowned top athletes
Tennis dominates Laureus Awards as Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams crowned top athletes

Novak Djokovic with the Laureus Award in Berlin on Monday (Image courtesy: Reuters)Tennis made a clean sweep of the top Laureus World Sports Awards as World No. 1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were crowned the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year respectively in Berlin on Monday.Both of them had an exceptionally dominating 2015 season that saw them clinch three Grand Slam titles each. While the Serb won a staggering 82 out of 88 matches, S

Apr 19 2016
Monte Carlo Masters Round-up: Djokovic and Berdych bite the dust
Monte Carlo Masters Round-up: Djokovic and Berdych bite the dust

Djokovic lost to 55th ranked Jiri VeselyIn twin shocks, the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters lost both its 2015 finalists as top seed Novak Djokovic as well as sixth seed Tomas Berdych departed in the second round on Wednesday. The defending champion Djokovic’s 4-6, 6-2, 4-6 loss to 55th ranked Jiri Vesely was all the more surprising as he was on a 14-match winning streak coming into this tournament and was considered the unanimous favourite f

Apr 14 2016
Novak Djokovic in shock first-match ouster at Monte Carlo Masters
Novak Djokovic in shock first-match ouster at Monte Carlo Masters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the reigning champion on the clay courts of Monte Carlo, was ousted  4-6, 6-2, 4-6 by Jiri Vesely today. The 22-year-old Czech ace, who is part of the country’s Davis Cup squad, took the biggest upset of the tournament in the second round.As the top seed, Djokovic had a first-round bye, and with Roger Federer in the same half as him, was widely expected to be a finalist at the event. However, he was really s

Apr 13 2016
Monte Carlo Masters: An analysis of the chances of the Big Four
Monte Carlo Masters: An analysis of the chances of the Big Four

The picturesque setting of the Monte Carlo masters.With the azure skies kissing the cobalt-blue Mediterranean in the distance, the setting for the Monte Carlo Masters looks straight out of a dream. There cannot be an event more picturesque and inviting than this to kickstart the clay season.Excitement will naturally be high as this is the road that culminates in the season’s second Grand Slam in Paris. How will the ATP’s famed Big Fou

Latest ATP rankings: Novak Djokovic continues his dominance over the men's tour
Latest ATP rankings: Novak Djokovic continues his dominance over the men's tour

Novak DjokovicMadrid, April 11 (IANS): Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, with 16,540 points, held on to his place as No.1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings released on Monday.This week did not see any changes in the top 10 rankings, with Scot Andy Murray in second place, followed by Swiss Roger Federer, reports Efe.In the men's doubles rankings, India's Leander paes dropped a place to the 57th while Rohan Bopanna

Apr 11 2016
Is there any stopping the Novak Djokovic juggernaut?
Is there any stopping the Novak Djokovic juggernaut?

With his recent victory at the Miami Masters, Novak Djokovic has once again added fuel to one of the most dissonant debates in tennis history- ”Who is the greatest player of all time?”Though a conclusion cannot be made in haste, any keen follower of the game will definitely vouch for the argument that he has been playing at a completely higher level than that of his opponents for the past couple of months.In 2015 he compiled an a

Apr 10 2016
A look at the most successful winners of the Miami Open
A look at the most successful winners of the Miami Open

The Miami Open may have been done and dusted but it continues to linger in the minds of tennis aficionados simply because of the significance of the wins in the final. There was perhaps no doubt that anybody would be able to foil Djokovic’s chances given how irrepressible he had been in the past year and a half. With his sixth win, he entered the record books joining Ande Agassi as the most successful winners on the men’s side so far.

Apr 7 2016
The big question: Why women deserve equal pay in tennis
The big question: Why women deserve equal pay in tennis

Djokovic in action in the Miami OpenNovak Djokovic is under fire yet again and this time, the matter is a ‘very delicate and sensitive’ one. The decades-old debate that became increasingly significant with time has been initiated yet again, and the world number 1 finds himself in the epicenter of this issue. The topic was initiated by Raymond Moore, the tournament director of the Indian Wells at the time, when he said:&

Apr 4 2016
ATP rankings: Novak Djokovic still in the lead after Miami triumph
ATP rankings: Novak Djokovic still in the lead after Miami triumph

Novak Djokovic with the Miami title after winning a record 28th Masters on Sunday.Serbian star Novak Djokovic held on to his No.1 position in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday, with 16,540 points.This week did not witness any changes in the top 10 classifications, with Scot Andy Murray in the second place, followed by Swiss Roger Federer, reports Efe.The current ATP rankings and point

Apr 4 2016
Novak Djokovic passes Roger Federer to become highest-earning tennis player of all time
Novak Djokovic passes Roger Federer to become highest-earning tennis player of all time

Djokovic has now earned $98 million over the course of his career so farWorld No. 1 Novak Djokovic beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in the finals of the Miami Masters in Key Biscayne, Florida, to take his fourth title of 2016.The Serb earned his fifth title at the venue and with it, the 63rd ATP title of his career, matching American former World No. 1 Andre Agassi. The win also gave Djokovic his 28th ATP Masters 1000 title.He broke records followi

Apr 4 2016
Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Miami Open; goes past Rafael Nadal for the most number of Masters titles won
Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Miami Open; goes past Rafael Nadal for the most number of Masters titles won

Novak Djokovic is ecstatic after his win on SundayWorld No.1 Novak Djokovic clinched the 2016 Miami Open on Sunday after beating Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-3 6-3 in the final in Florida.The 28-year-old Serbian suffred an early hiccup when he dropped on the opening game, but soon got back to his best, not allowing his Japanese opponent any roon or space to make inroads and marching his way to an opening set win in just 34 minutes.The second

Apr 4 2016
Miami Open 2016: Kerber sets up blockbuster semi-final clash with Azarenka
Miami Open 2016: Kerber sets up blockbuster semi-final clash with Azarenka

Azarenka (left) and Johanna Konta after their quarter-final match at the Miami Open on WednesdayAngelique Kerber had always proved to be a fairly easy opponent for former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka until the two met at the 2016 Australian Open quarter-finals.Much to everybody’s disbelief, the German played fearlessly and refused to be intimidated by her 0-6 lifetime record against the Belarusian, inflicting a straight-set defeat on the t

Mar 31 2016
Miami Open: Novak Djokovic moves into quarters with win over Dominic Thiem
Miami Open: Novak Djokovic moves into quarters with win over Dominic Thiem

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win over Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Miami Open.Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic beat powerful Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-4 in the fourth round at the Miami Open in Florida on Tuesday.In a contest closer than the score might indicate, Djokovic needed four match points before finally prevailing against the world number 14.Thiem, 22, the youngest player ranked in the top 20, regularly unle

Mar 30 2016
5 most dominant athletes in sport this week
5 most dominant athletes in sport this week

In the week that was, several athletes - some expected, some not have fired, for self or team, and impressed fans worldwide with their consummate skill and brilliant game.Here are 5 sportsmen who have impressed us in the past week:Novak Djokovic World No. 1 and no sign of letting upHe’s the danger man, the one player nobody is able to beat, no matter what the tournament. He’s swept a mammoth number of titles over his career so far.Fre

Mar 28 2016
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