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Category: Novak Djokovic

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‘They’re not going to starve’: Thiem will not chip in for struggling tennis players

‘I would rather give money to those that really need it’World No 3 questions work ethic of lower-ranked playersDominic Thiem has firmly rejected the idea that the world’s top tennis players should chip in to help lower-ranked competitors who are strugg…

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Covid-19 livestreams prove athletes are not automatic role models

We’ve seen plenty of unfiltered opinions on livestreams since the pandemic shut down sports. And they have proved stars are as flawed as the rest of usLast month, NBA superstar Stephen Curry hosted a coronavirus Q&A with infectious diseases expert …

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My favourite game: Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic, 2012 US Open final

The kid from Dunblane ended Britain’s 76-year wait for a male major tennis champion in one of the great Flushing Meadows finals“Just take that ball and ride it baby,” said Boris Becker in the commentary booth at Flushing Meadows. The man too good not t…

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No-vaxx Djokovic: why his spiritual world view can have a dangerous side

The Serb’s views reflect how thin the line is between finding solace in spirituality and potentially projecting dangerous narratives, like opposing vaccinationAfter a cool hour of discussion on Instagram live, as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic reminis…

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Novak Djokovic’s opposition to vaccination may stop return to tennis

Covid-19 vaccination seen as crucial for return of sport‘Personally I am opposed to vaccination,’ says world No 1Novak Djokovic says his opposition to vaccinations may get in the way of a return to competitive tennis.“Personally I am opposed to vaccina…

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‘Once tennis is done, I’ll be just fine’: Murray and Djokovic ponder future

Rivals chat on Instagram with more than 20,000 watching‘It’s really weird to be in one place more than one day’When Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic chatted on social media in front of a captive audience of more than 20,000, they revealed their obsession…

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‘Once tennis is done, I’ll be just fine’: Murray and Djokovic ponder future

Rivals chat on Instagram with more than 20,000 watching‘It’s really weird to be in one place more than one day’When Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic chatted on social media in front of a captive audience of more than 20,000, they revealed their obsession…

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Australian Open 2020: the tournament that tarnished tennis’s image | Kevin Mitchell

From bushfire smoke to the treatment of Navratilova and McEnroe to Djokovic’s meltdown in the final, tennis bounced from one PR disaster to the next in MelbourneFew sports guard their image with as much diligence as tennis. For a fortnight, the pretty …

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Novak Djokovic says he did not overstep mark when touching umpire’s shoe

Australian Open champion could be fined for violation‘It was a nice, really friendly touch,’ says Serbian playerNovak Djokovic does not believe he crossed the line touching the chair umpire during a volatile Australian Open final on Sunday night. The S…

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Novak Djokovic pays tribute to Kobe Bryant after Australian Open win – video

Novak Djokovic honoured the late Kobe Bryant as he was crowned Australian Open champion for the eighth time. The Serb won a five-set thriller in Melbourne against Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. Speaking afterwards in the Rod Laver Arena the No …

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Novak Djokovic outlasts Dominic Thiem to win eighth Australian Open crown

• No 2 seed wins thrilling final 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 • Djokovic fought back after angry outburst and umpire clashFew players in tennis want to love and be loved as much as Novak Djokovic and, while he lost a few friends in one of the most curious m…

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Serves, sunsets and koalas: Australian Open 2020 – the tournament’s best photos

As the 2020 Australian Open comes to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Australian Open men’s singles final: Novak Djokovic v Dominic Thiem – live!

Live updates from Melbourne, 8.30am (GMT) startThiem beats Zverev to set up Djokovic clash in finalFeel free to email Tumaini or tweet @TumCarayol 8.34am GMT Joe Salisbury will rise to 4 in the world rankings.If he’s top 10 in June, he will get to choo…

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No room for sentiment in Dominic Thiem’s pursuit of Djokovic’s crown | Kevin Mitchell

The Austrian’s progress has been marked of late and he will be a serious threat in the Australian Open finalWhen Novak Djokovic’s garrulous coach, Goran Ivanisevic, and his longtime confidant, Marian Vajda, cancelled their press conference at the last …

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Roger Federer bows to injury and Djokovic but winning belief remains | Simon Cambers

The days when he dominated the Tour are well behind him but he still believes he can win a 21st grand slam titleTime is the enemy of all sportsmen and women, and as Roger Federer exited the Australian Open on Thursday night the thought must have crosse…

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Djokovic eases past Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Serbian beats Federer in semi-final, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3Winner will face Thiem or Zverev in Sunday’s finalNovak Djokovic will attempt to retain his Australian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set semi-final win over injury-hit rival Roger Federer.Fe…

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Djokovic eases past Federer in straight sets to make Australian Open final

Serbian beats Federer in semi-final, 7-6 (1), 6-4, 6-3Winner will face Thiem or Zverev in Sunday’s finalNovak Djokovic will attempt to retain his Australian Open title on Sunday after a straight-set semi-final win over injury-hit rival Roger Federer.Fe…

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Roger Federer v Novak Djokovic: Australian Open semi-final – live!

Updates from the first men’s semi-final at Melbourne ParkFederer leans on recent history for Djokovic meetingEmail Katy or tweet her with your thoughts on the match 9.09am GMT First set: *Federer 3-1 Djokovic (*denotes next server)Raging against the la…

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Roger Federer leans on recent history for Novak Djokovic semi-final

• Swiss beat Djokovic in last meeting, in ATP Tour Finals• That win ‘showed me he is beatable’, Federer saysRoger Federer has returned from hell twice this week, yet he is still smiling, refusing to panic, and says: “I believe until the end.” Even the …

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Australian Open 2020: day five – live!

Updates from the third round of singles action at Melbourne Park Kyrgios wins war with himself in second roundDeluge of dirt can’t derail seedsJoin in by email or Twitter 1.22am GMT Lleyton Hewitt “retired” in 2016, but he was back on court yet again t…