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Djokovic edges Federer in Paris Masters thriller

The Serb outlasted Federer in just over three hours to prevail 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. He will meet Russia’s Karen Khachanov in today’s final as he looks to pull level with Rafael Nadal on 33 career Masters titles. Djokovic, who will replace an injury-plagued Nadal at the top of the rankings ... Read More »

Djokovic beats Sousa in straight sets at Paris Masters

Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a man in the crowd who seemed unwell and who wiped his forehead with it. “It seemed he was sweating and he seemed dizzy, so he just needed help,” Djokovic said. “I just gave him the towel.” Djokovic revealed ... Read More »

Djokovic excited by prospect of Federer doubles link

Djokovic and Federer will spearhead the European challenge in the second staging of the tournament, which takes place in Chicago from September 21-23. Team Europe completed their roster for the event with Britain’s Kyle Edmund being added to a strong team which also includes Germany’s Alexander Zverev, Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov ... Read More »

Roger Federer To Clash With Novak Djokovic In Cincinnati Masters Final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be fighting for records when the all-star pair clash in Sunday’s final at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters. Federer, a seven-time champion here, will be bidding to increase his tournament leading total, while Djokovic is keen to win the only Masters 1000 tournament missing from his ... Read More »

Novak Djokovic beats Kevin Anderson to win fourth Wimbledon title

After the monumental drama provided by both men’s semi-finals, the two longest in Wimbledon history, the showpiece proved something of an anti-climax as Djokovic ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought. Anderson, bidding to become the first South African to win the men’s title, had spent 21 hours on court ... Read More »

Epic Djokovic stuns Nadal to reach Wimbledon final

Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 champion, will face Kevin Anderson, the first South African in the final in 97 years, for the title after a 5-hour 15-minute marathon. Victory on Sunday for the 31-year-old Serb would take his career Slam tally to 13, four behind Nadal but still seven ... Read More »

Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

With the clock slipping past 11pm – the official curfew for action at the All England Club – Djokovic survived two set points in a gripping tiebreak to edge ahead. Battle will resume on Saturday with the Serb leading 6-4 3-6 7-6(9) and needing one more set to book a ... Read More »

Nadal braced for ‘complex’ Djokovic in 52nd meeting

World number one Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion at the All England Club, trails Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 winner, 26-25 in a rivalry which began at Roland Garros 12 years ago. Along the way, they have fought out a series of classic and epic battles including Djokovic’s ... Read More »

Nishikori predicts Wimbledon ‘war’ with Djokovic

Nishikori, 28, overcame an arm injury to reach his first All England Club quarter-final with a 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (12/10), 6-1 win over Latvian qualifier Ernests Gulbis. But having become the first Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals since Shuzo Matsuoka in 1995, Nishikori must now overturn a 13-2 ... Read More »

Nadal beats Djokovic, sets up Zverev clash in Rome final

The Spanish top seed will meet second-seeded holder Alexander Zverev, a 7-6 (15/13) 7-5 winner over Australian Open finalist Marin Cilic yesterday. His impressive win over Djokovic will give Nadal added confidence ahead of the French Open, where he has won a record 10 titles. Nadal, still unbeaten in semi-finals ... Read More »

Djokovic powers past Nishikori in Madrid opener

Following early exits in Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Miami and Indian Wells, the 30-year-old Djokovic struck his shots with precision and recorded 26 winners to improve his head-to-head advantage to 12-2 against world number 20 Nishikori. Djokovic was broken to love at 2-2 but he recovered well by pouncing on his ... Read More »