Determined Djokovic ousts defending champion Stan Wawrinka

Jan 30, 2015

Determined Djokovic ousts defending champion Stan Wawrinka

Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Australian Open final with a five-set win over defending champion Stan Wawrinka that fell flat compared with their previous encounters at Melbourne Park. The top-ranked Djokovic knocked off Wawrinka in a seesawing 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 win ...

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Jan 22, 2015

Nishikori rallies past Dodig

Kei Nishikori says he’s closing in on his best form after being pushed to four sets to put away Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday. Fifth seed Nishikori, who is knocking on the door for a ...

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Jan 20, 2015

Nishikori rolls past Almagro in straights sets in opener

Kei Nishikori took the first steps he hopes will lead to Grand Slam glory with a hard-fought opening win over Nicolas Almagro at the Australian Open on Tuesday. Nishikori, who lost to Marin Cilic in last year’s U.S. Open final, won a 2-hour, 7-minute ...

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Jan 16, 2015

Aussie Open draw looks good for Nole, Serena

Novak Djokovic’s chances of winning a fifth Australian Open title have been boosted by a kind draw in the opening week, while women’s top seed Serena Williams kicks off her campaign here against 106th-ranked Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. World No. 1 Djokovic faces a ...

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

Jan 8, 2015

Djokovic whips Stakhovsky to make Qatar Open quarters

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic took a significant step toward winning an opening week tournament for the first time in eight years on Wednesday, simultaneously earning himself a meeting with the man with 9,000 aces. The Serbian’s increasingly fluent performance during a 6-2, 6-1 ...

Djokovic ready to battle young guns

Jan 6, 2015

Djokovic ready to battle young guns

Novak Djokovic is adopting a different approach to a season in which a new wave of top players is emerging to challenge the established elite. The world No. 1 from Serbia discussed this new threat after recovering from a fever which forced his withdrawal ...

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Nov 18, 2014

Nishikori reflects on dynamic success, stress on tour

Kei Nishikori on Tuesday confessed to feeling a tad envious of his tennis rivals being cheered on courtside by wives and girlfriends, but showed lightning footwork to dodge the $6-million question. “Tennis players are always on the road so it must help relieve some ...

Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

Nov 17, 2014

Djokovic wins ATP Finals after injured Federer withdraws

In a potential blow to Switzerland’s Davis Cup ambitions, Roger Federer pulled out of the ATP Finals less than one hour before his title match against Novak Djokovic on Sunday, handing a third straight title at the year-end event to the top-ranked Serb. The ...

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Nov 16, 2014

Djokovic puts away Nishikori

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals on Saturday. The Serb, who sealed the year-end No. 1 spot after finishing unbeaten in the ...

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

Nov 15, 2014

Djokovic earns year-end No. 1 ranking

It was another easy win for Novak Djokovic, but certainly one that he will remember. The Serb’s celebrations at the O2 Arena after Tomas Berdych sent a final shot wide on Friday spoke volumes. Djokovic raised his arms above his head and gave a ...

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Nov 13, 2014

Djokovic cruises past Wawrinka; Berdych bounces back

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic withstood an early assault from Stan Wawrinka before crushing the third-seeded Swiss 6-3, 6-0 at the ATP Finals on Wednesday to close in on the year-end No. 1 spot. Djokovic will be guaranteed to finish top of the rankings for the ...

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Nov 11, 2014

Djokovic, Wawrinka post dominating victories at ATP Finals

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic extended his indoor winning streak with an impressive 6-1, 6-1 win over Marin Cilic Monday in his opening round-robin match at the ATP World Tour Finals, after Stan Wawrinka put his recent struggles behind him with an equally comfortable ...