Djokovic has Federer Finals record in sight after ‘exhausting’ year

Agence France Presse 11/13/2021

Novak Djokovic is ready to cap a draining year at the ATP Finals as he enters the end-of-year tournament with Roger Federer’s all-time wins record firmly in his sights. Recently crowned the season-ending world number one for a record…

‘I believe I’m the best,’ says Novak Djokovic

Agence France Presse 07/12/2021

Novak Djokovic said Sunday he considers himself the “best player” after winning a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title but refuses to anoint himself as the “greatest of all time”. The 34-year-old went to 20 majors alongside Roger…

‘Chess player’ Medevedev aims to dethrone King Novak at Australian Open

Agence France Presse 02/21/2021

Novak Djokovic heads into Sunday’s Australian Open final unbeaten on eight previous occasions in the title match, but knowing he will need to be at his mental and physical best to overcome red-hot Russian Daniil Medvedev The…

Djokovic says he has mixed feelings about ending 2020 as No. 1

Reuters 11/16/2020

Novak Djokovic has said he had mixed feelings about ending a “strange year” as the world number one for a sixth time after the season was hit hard by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Djokovic won a record-extending…

Djokovic tops Thiem, wins 8th Australian Open title

02/03/2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic was looking weary and worn down. He trailed Dominic Thiem in the Australian Open final — miscues mounting, deficit growing. Djokovic did what he does, though. He refused to lose, waited…

Imperious Djokovic wins 5th Paris Masters and 77th title

11/04/2019

PARIS  – Novak Djokovic looked imperious in beating an overawed Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday to win his fifth Paris Masters final, clinching a 34th overall Masters title in fine style to move one behind record holder…

Injured Djokovic quits US Open last 16 match vs Wawrinka

09/03/2019

Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic retired with a shoulder injury after dropping the first two sets of Sunday’s US Open last-16 match against Stan Wawrinka. Swiss 23rd seed and 2016 champion Wawrinka led Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 2-1 when the…

Serena, Djokovic, Federer face upstarts in US Open 2nd round

Associated Press 08/29/2019

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ matchup against 17-year-old American Caty McNally heads a lineup of second-round contests that similarly pit established champions against hungry upstarts. The eighth-seeded Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champ, will be heavily…

Djokovic tops Federer in historic final for 5th at Wimbledon

AP 07/15/2019

WIMBLEDON, England — For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon…

Djokovic wins 14th Major after ruling US Open

AP 09/10/2018

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was barking at himself, at his entourage, at a crowd vocally supporting his opponent, Juan…

Djokovic advances to US Open semifinal round

AP 09/06/2018

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the…

Djokovic recovers to beat Mannarino

AP 08/16/2018

MASON, Ohio—Novak Djokovic completed his comeback from elbow surgery by winning Wimbledon for the fourth time. He’s inching closer to one of the few titles to elude him throughout his career. Djokovic overcame an upset stomach and…

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