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 ...

Nadal no lock for ninth French Open crown

May 22, 2014

Nadal no lock for ninth French Open crown

Rafael Nadal targets a ninth French Open title with his lethal clay-court game and enduring confidence facing their biggest crisis in a decade. The Spaniard, whose stirring comeback from a seventh-month injury layoff was one of 2013′s headline acts, boasts a formidable record of ...

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

May 19, 2014

Djokovic tops Nadal in final

Novak Djokovic extended his recent dominance over Rafael Nadal by rallying for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory Sunday to win the Italian Open for the third time — then dedicated the title to his flood-hit native Serbia. Having also been beaten in Monte Carlo ...

Djokovic battles past Raonic, to meet Nadal in Rome final

May 18, 2014

Djokovic battles past Raonic, to meet Nadal in Rome final

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Rome Masters final on Sunday. Having been stretched to three sets in his opening three matches this week, Nadal finally put in a complete performance with a 6-2, 6-2 win ...

Djokovic advances in Rome return

May 14, 2014

Djokovic advances in Rome return

Novak Djokovic marked his return from a right wrist injury by beating Czech veteran Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday, while Italian hope Andreas Seppi complained about a decisive time violation in a loss to Tommy ...