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Category: Novak Djokovic

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Where does pandemic-era Australian Open leave the tennis landscape? | Tumaini Carayol

The event in Melbourne showed women’s tennis is flourishing while Novak Djokovic remains the man to beatThe longest grand slam tournament in tennis history is finally at an end. The Australian Open, which truly began more than five weeks ago when the f…

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‘Age is just a number’: Djokovic vows to stay at the top after ninth Australian Open title – video

Nine-times Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic suggests he is not done quite done yet. Speaking after another superb performance in a this year’s straight sets final victory over Daniil Medvedev, the world No 1 said: ‘Age is just a number, so I don…

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‘It hurts. I’m a human being’: Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic responds to criticism

Serb says past fortnight has been a ‘rollercoaster ride’One of ‘hardest tournaments’ for nine-times winner Hitting back at his detractors and slamming the doubters, Novak Djokovic says his ninth Australian Open triumph was among the most challenging of…

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Novak Djokovic to ‘focus on slams’ with aim of overtaking Federer and Nadal

Federer and Nadal have 20 grand slam titles each, Djokovic 18Australian Open champion says he will ‘adjust calendar’Novak Djokovic has said he will make overhauling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles his priority, a…

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Novak Djokovic shows pretenders he is not ready to hand over crown yet | Jonathan Howcroft

The world No 1’s dismantling of Daniil Medvedev showed that the next generation are still trailing old guard on biggest stagesWhile Novak Djokovic embraced Goran Ivanisevic in the players’ box after celebrating his ninth Australian Open, Daniil Medvede…

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Novak Djokovic shows pretenders he is not ready to hand over crown yet | Jonathan Howcroft

The world No 1’s dismantling of Daniil Medvedev showed that the next generation are still trailing old guard on biggest stagesWhile Novak Djokovic embraced Goran Ivanisevic in the players’ box after celebrating his ninth Australian Open, Daniil Medvede…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Novak Djokovic routs Daniil Medvedev to claim ninth Australian Open title

World No 1 prevails 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in one-sided Melbourne finalDjokovic two behind Federer and Nadal after 18th grand slamCome rain or shine, an opening week filled with whispers of injury concerns or a perfect bill of health, rest assured that Novak Dj…

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Australian Open 2021 men’s final: Novak Djokovic v Daniil Medvedev – live!

Updates from the men’s singles final decider in MelbourneAustralian Open show went on, but was it worth it?Any thoughts? Email Daniel or tweet @unitedrewind 9.30am GMT Djokovic 7-5 Medvedev* Here we go. Medevedev is back groaning during the points; tha…

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Djokovic and Medvedev shrug off pressure before Australian Open final

The finalists each have history in their sights but neither believes the pressure is on them in MelbourneMany years ago, when the era of the big four was at its apex and four of the best players of all time would do battle just about every other week, …

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Djokovic ends run of qualifier Karatsev to reach ninth Australian Open final

World No 1 faces Medvedev or Tsitsipas in finalKaratsev beaten in straight sets 6-3 6-4 6-2Novak Djokovic ended the remarkable run of qualifier Aslan Karatsev to reach a ninth Australian Open final. The world No 1, who has won the title on each of the …

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Australian Open 2021 day 11, semi-finals: Naomi Osaka v Serena Williams – live!

Updates from the tennis grand slam at Melbourne ParkAslan Karatsev: the qualifier taking on Djokovic Any thoughts? Email or tweet @emmavkemp 4.08am GMT Second set: Naomi Osaka 6-3 2-1 Serena Williams* Were we talking about serving just now? It’s chalk …

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Aslan Karatsev: the qualifier taking on Djokovic in Australian Open semis | Emma Kemp

The world No 114 was virtually unknown when he arrived in Melbourne but has earned his shot against Novak DjokovicAslan Karatsev is a bit of a businessman. It is not just the way he buttons his shirt almost to the neck, but also the efficient cock of h…

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Djokovic battles injury to overcome Zverev at Australian Open

Serb wins 6-7 (6) 6-2 6-4 7-6 (6)World No 114 Karatsev stuns Dimitrov to reach last fourNovak Djokovic continued his successful battle through the pain barrier with victory over Alexander Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open. The worl…

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Novak Djokovic ‘gambling’ on fitness after Australian Open win over Raonic

World No 1 sustained abdominal injury in previous roundGrigor Dimitrov stuns Dominic Thiem to win in straight sets Novak Djokovic says he could potentially “cause more damage” to his body by continuing to compete at the Australian Open following the ab…

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Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open in doubt after injury scare against Fritz

No 1 seed wins 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 despite injury‘This is definitely one of the most special wins in my life’Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open is in doubt after an unprecedented night in Melbourne as he survived an injury scare to reach the four…

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Novak Djokovic battles past Frances Tiafoe in 30C Australian Open marathon

American proves a tough rival for world No 1 seeking ninth title’I was lucky to get through the third set, it was anyone’s game’Novak Djokovic came through his first major test at the Australian Open against the Frances Tiafoe. The world No 1, seeking …

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Kyrgios criticises Djokovic: ‘Partying with his shirt off in a pandemic … as bad as it gets’ – video

Nick Kyrgios has bitten back to Novak Djokovic after the world No 1 said he didn’t have respect for the Australian off the court. Speaking after his victory on the opening day of the Australian Open, Kyrgios said ‘someone that’s partying with his …