Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

Jul 13, 2015

Djokovic beats Federer for third Wimbledon title

A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 174 kph (108 mph) serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner. Two points later, Djokovic again took ...

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

Jul 9, 2015

Federer, Murray to face off in semifinal

wimbledon ondon Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions’ locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare — on adjacent courts — for their respective quarterfinals later in ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Jun 24, 2015

Wounded Djokovic looking to heal at Wimbledon

Three weeks after his heartbreaking French Open final defeat, Novak Djokovic resurfaces to defend his Wimbledon title and prove that his Paris scars have healed. The world No. 1 has stayed resolutely out of the spotlight since his Roland Garros upset by Stan Wawrinka ...

Djokovic outlasts Murray in two-day, French Open semifinal match

Jun 7, 2015

Djokovic outlasts Murray in two-day, French Open semifinal match

Novak Djokovic squeezed his eyes shut and raised both arms, a rather reserved celebration at the conclusion of his up-and-down, two-day, five-set French Open semifinal victory over Andy Murray. There’s one more match for Djokovic to win if he’s going to collect his first ...

Djokovic tops Murray to reach French Open final

Jun 6, 2015

Djokovic tops Murray to reach French Open final

Moving within one victory of completing a career Grand Slam, Novak Djokovic reached the French Open final by getting past Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 on Saturday in the resumption of a suspended match. The semifinal was halted at 3-all in the ...

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

Jun 6, 2015

Wawrinka beats Tsonga, books spot in final

One year after his first-round loss in Paris, Stan Wawrinka will be playing in the final of the French Open. The eighth-seeded Swiss player advanced to his first final at Roland Garros with a 6-3, 6-7 (1-7), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over local favorite ...

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

Jun 4, 2015

Djokovic ends Nadal's reign, routs nine-time champ

There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished. Thoroughly outplaying the best there’s ever been on red clay, Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak ...