Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to face off in Dubai semis

Roger Federer returns against Lukas Rosol. Photo: Reuters

Five-time champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship.

Friday, 28 February, 2014, 11:14am

Novak Djokovic has triple goal to end 2013

Novak Djokovic hits a return against David Ferrer. Photo: Xinhua

Paris Masters champion Novak Djokovic is braced for a triple quickfire challenge of winning the World Tour Finals, the Davis Cup and finishing the year as world number one.

4 Nov 2013 - 10:51am

Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray advance at Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic hits a return to Juan Monaco at the men's Cincinnati Open. Photo: Reuters

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray ignored distractions to post victories into the third round of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday as the US Open build-up gained momentum.

Top seed Djokovic had to fight back as his game went awry briefly in the opening set on the way to a second-round win over Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5, 6-2.

16 Aug 2013 - 9:18am

Nadal's 8th French Open title sweeps aside lingering doubts over knee injury

Rafael Nadal has tasted success at the French Open eight times, more than anyone else at a single grand slam event. Photos: AFP

Rafael Nadal harboured plenty of doubts when he returned to tennis in February after a seven-month lay-off because of a left knee injury.

His uncertainty was magnified when he lost in the final of his first tournament to Horacio Zeballos, an Argentine ranked 73rd who had never won a title before.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Nadal outlasts Djokovic to win epic French Open semi

A relieved Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates defeating Serbia's Novak Djokovic during their French Open semi-final in Paris. Photo: Reuters

Defending champion Rafael Nadal moved closer to an historic eighth French Open title yesterday when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 9-7 in a titanic semi-final.

Nadal, the third seed, took his Paris record to a staggering 58 wins from 59 matches after recovering from 4-2 down in the deciding set to clinch victory after 4 hours and 37 minutes.

8 Jun 2013 - 7:15am

Djokovic, Nadal play Paris Open final a match early

Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Germany's Tommy Hass in the French Open quarter-final. Photos: AFP

It has been nearly two weeks since a murmur and a few groans went through the room in Paris after Rafael Nadal landed on the same side of the French Open draw as Novak Djokovic.

8 Jun 2013 - 5:00am

Novak Djokovic sets up quarter-final with 'old man' Tommy Haas at French Open

Novak Djokovic lifts off as he returns to Philipp Kohlschreiber during their fourth-round match at Roland Garros yesterday. Photo: AFP

World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 16th consecutive grand slam quarter-final yesterday to set-up a clash against evergreen Tommy Haas for a spot in the French Open semi-finals.

Top seed Djokovic carved out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over 16th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, with the German paying a high price for converting just two of 13 break points.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:56am

Novak Djokovic mourns death of first coach Jelena Gencic

Jelena Gencic

After making up for a recent loss to Grigor Dimitrov by beating him 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 to reach the fourth round, the top-ranked Djokovic amazed the centre-court crowd by speaking to them in decent French.

3 Jun 2013 - 3:53am

Roland Garros needs lights to clear backlog, says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic called for the French Open to install floodlights to help clear the backlog of rain-hit matches and claimed that a five-year wait to have a roof-covered show court was too long.

30 May 2013 - 4:36am

It's the Rafa and Serena show

It's the Rafa and Serena show

Watching Rafael Nadal churn his way through the clay-court season over the past few weeks, it seems nothing much has changed since his French Open triumph a year ago despite a lengthy injury lay-off.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

Time running out for next generation of tennis stars

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. Photos: AFP

If you desire world domination in tennis, best get an early start as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have proved. So, for the likes of Grigor Dimitrov, Milos Raonic and Bernard Tomic - touted as the best of the next generation in men's tennis - the clock is already ticking.

25 May 2013 - 5:16am

Djokovic, Nadal through as Murray falls

Novak Djokovic. Photo: AP

Top seed Novak Djokovic passed another test on his suspect right ankle when he posted a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win over Juan Monaco to join eight-time champion Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

19 Apr 2013 - 12:18pm

Novak Djokovic turns back Dimitrov challenge

Novak Djokovic hits a return during the men's singles third round match against Grigor Dimitrov. Photo: Xinhua

World No 1 Novak Djokovic survived a rocky start to defeat Grigour Dimitrov 7-6 (7/4), 6-1 on Tuesday and reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters and WTA tournament.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Winning three grand slams takes pressure of Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, with a turtle in hand, helps promote the Dubai Open this week. Photo: AFP

The 25-year-old Serbian's sensational spell of success in becoming a triple grand slam titleholder within one season left him feeling, he says, that he might never live up to the new image of himself which has suddenly emerged.

27 Feb 2013 - 5:36am

Djokovic lights up starless Davis Cup

 Novak Djokovic of Serbia. Photo: EPA

World number one and newly-crowned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic goes straight back into action in the Davis Cup this weekend while his Grand Slam rivals skip the opening round.

31 Jan 2013 - 11:21am