Novak Djokovic

Lucky No. 13: Nadal Saves Best For Last At Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) While it’s arguable that Sunday’s performance under a closed roof at Court Philippe-Chatrier was his finest French Open victory, Rafael Nadal made quite a statement for himself – especially for someone who already […]

Swiatek: Achieving The Extraordinary By Winning Roland Garros

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) In the period of one Paris fortnight, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek went from being unseeded at Roland Garros to cracking the Top 20 after her remarkable French Open victory Saturday. During the short span […]

Roland Garros: Djokovic Passes Khachanov Test

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 5, 2020 Novak Djokovic reached his 11th consecutive quarterfinal at Roland Garros with a straight-sets victory against Russian 15th seed Karen Khachanov. The World No. 1 from Serbia, whose only French Open title win came in 2016 when […]

Roland Garros: Djokovic Yet To Lose A Set

PARIS/STARNBERG, October 3, 2020 (by Alessandro Boroch) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic remained flawless in Paris after easing past Colombian qualifier Daniel Ehali Galan 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 in just under two hours to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros. […]

Djokovic Ends Schwartzman’s Dream Week In Rome

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) One of the challenges of winning an ATP Masters 1000 singles title is that it requires both energy and determination – and the ability to beat a stacked draw filled with talented players. […]

Djokovic Ends Ruud’s Run In Rome

WASHINGTON, September 20, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) For more than two hours, upstart Casper Ruud gave World No.1 Novak Djokovic all he could handle on Sunday afternoon at Foro Italico. He had set points against the top-seeded Serbian in the […]

Moving On, Novak Djokovic Hopes To Be A Wiser Player

WASHINGTON, September 16, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic held his first news conference since he was disqualified from the US Open on Monday. The occasion was media day for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic said he hopes […]

Djokovic Urges Trolls To Stop Threatening Line Judge

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who was defaulted from his fourth-round US Open match after he unintentionally struck a ball that hit a line judge in the throat on Sunday, took to social […]

Novak Djokovic Disqualified From US Open

WASHINGTON, September 7, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Sunday afternoon, the already unimaginable 2020 US Open took another crazy turn when men’s World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic was disqualified from his round of 16 match against Spain’s No. […]

Djokovic Earns 600th Career Hard-Court Win

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic put on a masterclass display at the US Open in beating Germany’s Jan-Lennard Strufff, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 43 minutes on Arthur […]