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Novak Djokovic Returns to Indian Wells After 5-Year

Novak Djokovic Set to Return to Indian Wells After 5-Year Absence In a significant comeback, Novak Djokovic is gearing up to participate in the BNP Paribas Open, marking his first appearance at the prestigious event in five years. The world's top-ranked male player's last presence at Indian Wells dates back to 2019, where he was ousted in the third round. His absence in the subsequent years was attributed to his non-vaccination against COVID-19, a requirement for noncitizen visitors to the U.S. until the
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Top Tennis Stars Headline Saudi Exhibition

Top tennis stars including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner are set to participate in an exhibition event titled the "6 Kings Slam" in Saudi Arabia in October. Joining them are Daniil Medvedev and Holger Rune, making for an exciting lineup of players. This event marks Saudi Arabia's latest venture into tennis, with the kingdom aiming to bolster its presence in the sport. The participation of high-profile players like Nadal and Djokovic adds prestige to the tournament, highlighting the growing
Novak Djokovic Statement on Federer

‘Never been friends, Never been Close to Roger Federer’:…

In the world of Tennis, the rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer is one for the ages. The two greats have encountered at many venues and tournaments but the lesser known fact about them is that they were never really friends. In a recent interaction, the 22-time Grand Slam champion revealed his equation with Federer and said they were never friends and most likely never will be. Djoker’s words were shared by The Tennis Letter on their Twitter account. The post read,

Djokovic advances in Rome with number one spot on…

Novak Djokovic kicked off his quest for a sixth Italian Open title and the defence of his world number one ranking with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Aslan Karatsev in the second round on Tuesday. Top seed Djokovic, who received a bye into the second round, is still seeking his first title of the year. If Djokovic does not reach the semi-finals in Rome, he will surrender top spot in the rankings to Russian Daniil Medvedev for a second time this year. The
Djokovic says agent mistakenly ticked wrong box on Australia travel declaration

Djokovic says agent mistakenly ticked wrong box on Australia…

Tennis star Novak Djokovic released a long statement on Wednesday, with details on why he was not in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 in December and saying his agent made a mistake in filling out his Australian travel declaration. The statement came as Australia's Immigration Minister Alex Hawke was considering whether to cancel the world no.1 tennis player's visa ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 17, amid controversy over whether he was eligible for a medical exemption from the
Australia Bars Novak Djokovic, Cancels Entry Visa

Australia Bars Novak Djokovic, Cancels Entry Visa

Australia said Thursday it had cancelled the entry visa of Novak Djokovic, opening the way to his detention and removal in a dramatic reversal for the tennis world number one. The Serb had landed in Melbourne the previous evening, after celebrating on social media that he had a medical exemption to play in the tournament without proof he was fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccine exemption, granted by the Australian Open organisers after his application had been cleared by two medical panels, sparked
Djokovic skips ATP Cup, adding to Australian Open uncertainty

Djokovic skips ATP Cup, adding to Australian Open uncertainty

Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Serbia team for the ATP Cup in Sydney, event organisers said on Wednesday, raising further doubts over whether the world number one will defend his Australian Open title next month. There has been intense speculation over Djokovic's participation in both events, with the 34-year-old, who is opposed to COVID-19 vaccinations, repeatedly declining to say if he has been inoculated against the virus. Organisers of the Australian Open, which starts on Jan. 17, have stipulated that all
Djokovic overcomes flat start to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

Djokovic overcomes flat start to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

REUTERS NEW YORK, Sept 6  - An out-of-sorts Novak Djokovic scraped his way to a 1-6 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over American wildcard Jenson Brooksby on Monday to move into the U.S. Open quarter-finals and three wins from tennis immortality. Chasing a 21st major that would seal a calendar year Grand Slam, Djokovic had difficulty getting into gear against the 99th ranked Brooksby, who for a moment looked capable of derailing the Serb. For the second consecutive match the world number one came

US Open: Novak Djokovic fights back to beat Kei…

Novak Djokovic had to come from behind to beat Kei Nishikori and keep his bid for a calendar Grand Slam alive as he advanced to the US Open fourth round. The world number one overcame a loose first set to win 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-3 6-2 and beat the Japanese for the 17th time in a row. The Serb, 34, is aiming for a men's record 21st Grand Slam title. He will face American Jenson Brooksby next, after the wildcard beat Russian 21st
Novak Djokovic 5 steps away from calendar Slam, eases into Round 3: US Open 2021

Novak Djokovic 5 steps away from calendar Slam, eases…

ZEENEWS Novak Djokovic missed an overhead and stared over toward a section of the Arthur Ashe Stadium stands. After taking the next game, Djokovic glared in that direction again. Later, he spoke to the chair umpire about someone making noise in the middle of points, considered a no-no in tennis. That, then, is pretty much what provided some intrigue and interest for Djokovic’s second-round match at the US Open, because the ultimate outcome seemed fairly obvious after all of about 15 minutes on
Novak Djokovic faces tough draw at Olympics

Novak Djokovic faces tough draw at Olympics

TOKYO: World No 1 Novak Djokovic's road to the Golden Slam is not an easy one, with possible matches against Andrey Rublev and Alexander Zverev in his path at the Tokyo Olympics. Djokovic, representing Serbia, has won the season's first three grand slams and could become the first male player ever to win the Golden Slam if he first captures gold in Tokyo. Then all that's left is winning the US Open in August. Steffi Graf is the only player to ever do
Djokovic says he will play Tokyo Olympics

Djokovic says he will play Tokyo Olympics

PARIS: World number one Novak Djokovic said on Thursday (Jul 15) he will play at the Tokyo Olympics, paving the way for the first Golden Grand Slam by a male player. "I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics," tweeted Djokovic. The Serb has already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon titles this year and needs just Olympic gold and the US Open to become the first man to sweep the Golden Grand Slam.
Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon to secure record-equalling 20th major

Djokovic triumphs at Wimbledon to secure record-equalling 20th major

REUTERS World number one Novak Djokovic beat Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3 on Sunday to win his sixth title at Wimbledon. His third straight triumph at the All England Club also earned the Serbian a 20th Grand Slam title, equalling the men's record haul held by Switzerland's Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal of Spain. "It means none of us three will stop," Djokovic said during the presentation ceremony when asked what the milestone meant to him. "I have to
Djokovic, Federer and British teenage hope Emma Raducanu top Wimbledon bill

Djokovic, Federer and British teenage hope Emma Raducanu top…

Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer headline Wimbledon on Monday (Jul 5) with the two Grand Slam heavyweights looking to edge closer to a dream title showdown. World number one Djokovic, chasing a sixth Wimbledon title and record-equalling 20th major, is already halfway to becoming just the third man to complete a calendar Grand Slam. The Serb faces Cristian Garin of Chile while eight-time champion Federer takes on Italy's Lorenzo Sonego. Chilean 17th seed Cristian Garin had never previously won a main draw match
Calendar Grand Slam possible this year, says Djokovic

Calendar Grand Slam possible this year, says Djokovic

For the second time in six years Novak Djokovic is halfway to a calendar year sweep of all four Grand Slam titles after winning the French Open for a second time on Sunday. The 34-year-old dug deep into his reserves of resilience to hit back from two sets down against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 and increase his Grand Slam tally to 19. That takes him only one behind the men's record 20 held by Rafa Nadal and
Djokovic fights off Berrettini to set up Nadal semi-final

Djokovic fights off Berrettini to set up Nadal semi-final

PARIS: A fired-up Novak Djokovic repelled a stirring fightback by Italian Matteo Berrettini to claim a 6-3 6-2 6-7(5) 7-5 victory on Wednesday to set up a mouth-watering semi-final showdown with defending champion Rafa Nadal. The 34-year-old bellowed a series of frightening roars after completing a victory that at one stage looked like a formality but became increasingly fraught as Berrettini threw the kitchen sink at the Serb who becomes only the second man to reach 40 Grand Slam semi-finals after Roger Federer.
Men's 'Big Three' in same half of French Open draw

Men’s ‘Big Three’ in same half of French Open…

PARIS: Thirteen-time champion Rafael Nadal, 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed in the same half of the French Open draw on Thursday (May 27). The three most successful players in the history of the men's game have won 17 of the last 20 Grand Slam titles between them and Federer and Djokovic are on a quarter-final collision course. Title holder Nadal, who starts against Australian Alexei Popyrin, could face Italian prospect Jannik Sinner, the 18th
Nadal, Djokovic eye history as Roland Garros embraces quiet night in

Nadal, Djokovic eye history as Roland Garros embraces quiet…

PARIS: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will set their sights on more Grand Slam history at Roland Garros as the French Open embraces a new and eerily empty era of night time tennis. A 14th title in Paris for Nadal would take him to a record-setting 21st major, surpassing the mark he shares with Roger Federer who has already written off his hopes of adding to his lone success in the French capital back in 2009. Djokovic, the champion in 2016, can move
Djokovic, Tsitsipas made to wait in rain-hit Rome

Djokovic, Tsitsipas made to wait in rain-hit Rome

ROME: World number one Novak Djokovic's quarter-final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas has been pushed back until Saturday after play was suspended because of rain on Friday. Monte Carlo winner Tsitsipas was leading defending champion 6-4, 2-1 when the match was interrupted for a second time at the Foro Italico. The match was first halted for 3 hours 30 minutes with the fifth seed leading 4-3 before heavy rain hit the Italian capital. Play resumed at 16:45 GMT, enough time for Tsitsipas to close
Djokovic sweeps into Italian Open quarters in front of 'great' Rome crowd

Djokovic sweeps into Italian Open quarters in front of…

ROME: World number one Novak Djokovic swept into the Italian Open quarter-finals on Thursday (May 13) with a straight-sets win over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in front of spectators at the Foro Italico. The five-time Rome champion won 6-2, 6-1 in 70 minutes against the 48th-ranked Spaniard, with the venue filled to 25 percent of capacity for the first time amid the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. "It was not good, it was great. I missed the crowd," said the 33-year-old, who next plays Stefanos