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Novak Djokovic

The Possible End Of Tennis' Big Four

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Since 2004, 44 Grand Slam titles have been played on the men's professional tennis circuit. Of those, 39 were won by a group of four men — Roger Fed...

Japan's Kei Nishikori Stuns No. 1 Novak Djokovic In Historic U.S. Open Upset

AP | RACHEL COHEN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kei Nishikori could tell from all the messages on his phone that the fans back home in Japan were watching in the middle of the night...

My GOAT Match

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 08.26.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

With the U.S. Open beginning this week, and all the online tennis chatter being about Federer's chances, I thought I would do a bit of a change and write today about a topic everyone loves discussing.

Tennis World Would Benefit from a Federer Victory in New York

Jaime Heilbron | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports
Jaime Heilbron

With the U.S. Open set to begin Monday, it opens yet another chapter in one of the most compelling storylines of the tennis summer. That is, of course, the resurgence of Roger Federer to place himself once again among the top contenders in the sport.

The Live Wire: Tsonga's Triumph

Joe Singh | Posted 08.11.2014 | Sports
Joe Singh

Outside of Nadal, every member of the Big 4 rolled into Toronto for the Rogers Cup at the start of this week, and every single one fell to Tsonga.

The Upcoming American Hard Court Swing

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

In terms of points to defend, Nadal has by far the most. There is a lot of doubt though, that he will be able to repeat his effort this year with what he did last year.

The Power Of Positive Thinking Helped Djokovic Win Wimbledon

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem. And ...

Djokovic Takes Down Federer In Wimbledon Final

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic's large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer's regal presenc...

Federer On Verge Of Wimbledon History

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 09.03.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting wi...

9 Things to Know About Rafael Nadal When It Comes To His 9 French Open Titles

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

To understand Rafael Nadal it is important to understand that clay -- especially the kind made from crushed red brick -- could very well be part of his DNA. Here are some facts that may help to support this idea even further.

What Nadal's Ninth French Open Win Means

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Thaddeus McCarthy

The tennis world at this time is certainly one to enjoy. The Djokovic-Nadal rivalry and the Federer-Nadal one (both of which are sadly on the back stretches) have just been magnificent to watch and admire.

Nadal Wins Historic 9th French Open Title

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) -- At the French Open, there's just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The "King of Clay" proved that again on Sunday, winning the title a...

Nadal And Djokovic To Meet Again In French Open Final

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 06.06.2014 | Sports

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is alrea...

Still Ahead In The Rivalry

AP | SANDRA HARWITT | Posted 04.30.2014 | Sports

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title wi...

Djokovic Cruises Into 3rd Round At Australian Open

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic stayed on track for a fourth consecutive Australian Open singles title with a 6-0, 6-4, 6-4 win Wednesday...

Shakeup Atop Tennis Rankings

AP | Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports

BEIJING — BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal will supplant Novak Djokovic atop the rankings after advancing to the final of the China Open on Saturda...

Djokovic Shares Big News

Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

Novak Djokovic has gotten engaged to longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic. The world's No. 1 tennis player announced the happy news via his Twitter accou...

WATCH: Nadal, Djokovic Battle In 54-Shot Rally

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

There is just one number that you need to know in order to comprehend just how hard Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battled in the 2013 U.S Open final...

Novak Lets Chances Slip Away

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 09.10.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Novak Djokovic had his chances – namely, three break points toward the end of the third set, any of which would have given him contr...

Nadal Already Won?

Posted 09.09.2013 | Sports

Hours before Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic were scheduled to take the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the U.S. Open men's singles final, the offici...

Djokovic Rallies In Dramatic 5-Set Semifinal

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.07.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The game took 21 minutes. It lasted 30 points. Novak Djokovic squandered five break points and lost that instant classic of a game but ...

Dreams Do Come True

Novak Djokovic | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Novak Djokovic

At one point or another, we all had a dream. Some of us wanted to become doctors, others wanted to fly planes, and I wanted to be the number one tennis player in the world. Unfortunately, many children are not as fortunate as I have been, and don't have the support to dream freely.

Novak Continues U.S. Open Streak

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.05.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — Contorting his body while sliding into shots, Novak Djokovic used his typical relentless defense to reach the U.S. Open semifinals fo...

Novak Rolls In Quarters

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK — For about 45 minutes Tuesday, Novak Djokovic couldn't miss and his opponent couldn't find anywhere to hide. Showing the sort of begi...

Djokovic Still Looking For A Challenge

AP | Posted 09.01.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Still waiting for a test at this U.S. Open, top-seeded Novak Djokovic moved into the fourth round by beating 95th-ranked Joao Sousa of Por...