Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Aug 15, 2014

Djokovic's struggles continue with loss to Robredo

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the third round. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (8-6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils ...

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Aug 13, 2014

Djokovic survives shaky first match against Simon

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic came back to beat Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The Cincinnati tournament is the only Masters series event Djokovic has never won, finishing as the runnerup four times. If ...

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Aug 8, 2014

Tsonga blows away Djokovic

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic was upset by 13th-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Thursday in the Rogers Cup, falling 6-2, 6-2 in only 63 minutes in the third round. Djokovic came in with 11 straight wins over Tsonga but was nowhere near adding a 12th. “Just nothing ...

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Aug 7, 2014

Nole, Murray advance in Toronto

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Gael Monfils 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-2) on Wednesday in the second round of the Rogers Cup. After a lopsided tiebreaker, Djokovic fist-pumped and yelled at the end of the match that lasted 2 hours, 40 minutes. Monfils pulled out ...

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul 7, 2014

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let ...

Federer set to face Djokovic

Jul 5, 2014

Federer set to face Djokovic

Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand ...

Djokovic survives injury scare in win

Jun 28, 2014

Djokovic survives injury scare in win

Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his racket flying from his ...

Jun 26, 2014

Djokovic overpowers Stepanek in four sets

Top seed Novak Djokovic survived a testing Centre Court examination at the hands of close friend and veteran serve-and-volleyer Radek Stepanek to reach the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, carved out a 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5) victory over ...

Murray rolls past Goffin

Jun 24, 2014

Murray rolls past Goffin

Andy Murray arrived on Centre Court to a standing ovation and left to another. After ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a homegrown men’s champion at Wimbledon last year, Murray got off to a strong start Monday in his bid to become the first to ...

Nadal wins French Open

Jun 9, 2014

Nadal wins French Open

Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports. The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot ...

Nadal, Djokovic to clash in final round

Jun 7, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic to clash in final round

Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a lifetime 65-1 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay ...

Federer on to next round

May 31, 2014

Federer on to next round

In what seemed like a flash, and in what surely felt like a flash of pain for his opponent, Roger Federer went from vulnerable to commanding. It was that quick. Federer lost a second-set tiebreaker Friday to Dmitry Tursunov, and that surely did not ...