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Djokovic beats Raonic to enter ATP World Tour Finals semis

Djokovic beats Raonic to enter ATP World Tour Finals semis

London [UK], Nov. 16 : World No. 2 Novak Djokovic entered the semi-finals of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals after he claimed a straight sets-victory against Canada's Milos Raonic on Tuesday for his second match win in Group Ivan Lendl.

Djokovic defeated the fourth seeded Canadian 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-5) at the O2 Arena to became the first player to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

If the Serbian goes on to win the title, he will claim year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.

The five-time champion will now face sixth seeded Gael Monfils on Thursday in a bid to make it to the summit showdown.

Djokovic, Murray progress to last eight of Paris Masters

Djokovic, Murray progress to last eight of Paris Masters

Paris [France], Nov. 4 : World No. 1 Novak Djokovic progressed through to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters after battling past 14th seed Grigor Dimitrov in hard fought third round contest on Thursday.

Rallying from a set down, Djokovic came back strong to defeat Dimitrov 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. The Serbian will now meet Canadian fourth seed Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, World No. 2 Andy Murray continued his battle for the numero one ranking after defeating Lucas Pouille in straight sets 6-3 6-0 in a relatively low-quality match. Murray will now face seventh seed Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the last eight counter.

Djokovic eases to third round of Paris Masters

Paris [France] Nov. 3 : World No.1 Novak Djokovic progressed to the last 16 of the Paris Masters with a comfortable straight-sets win over Luxembourg's Gilles Muller on Wednesday.

The Serbian defeated Muller 6-3, 6-4 without much of difficulty. The Serbian will now face 14th seeded Grigor Dimitrov in what could be an intriguing third-round clash.

The 29-year-old must reach the final in Paris to guarantee he extends his 122-week reign at the top of the rankings with Andy Murray rapidly closing in on the Serb. However, failure to do so would allow Murray to overtake him if the Scot can win the title, or if Murray reaches the final and Djokovic exits before the semis.

Djokovic credits Becker for spectacular achievements during past 14 months

Novak Djokovic

Johannesburg, Feb 24 - While previewing his defence of the Dubai Open title, world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has paid a tribute to the role of his head coach Boris Becker in the amazing advances he has made in the 14 months they have been working together.

Under Becker's guidance the Serb has won two Grand Slam titles, taking his total to eight, and built an overwhelming lead as world number one, now nearly 4,000 ranking points.

Djokovic has claimed that Becker should be given some of the credit for the same, as the German's experience in winning six Grand Slam titles and two Davis Cups with Germany has helped the Serb cope with the psychological stress of continuously playing at the very highest level of the game, Sport24 reported.

Djokovic invites Murray to clear-the-air talks post Oz Open triumph

London, Feb 03 - World number one Novak Djokovic has invited British number one Andy Murray to clear-the-air talks after insisting that he did not fake injury during the Australian Open final.

And Djokovic insisted that the Scot and other top players are his friends because he sees them so much, more than his parents and sometimes more than his wife.

Murray doubted that the Serb pretended that he was suffering in the third set before romping away to claim his eighth Grand Slam title, The Mirror reported.

Djokovic has insisted that he would not allow the bad blood surrounding his fifth triumph at the Australian Open to change his relationship with Murray.

Djokovic says winning Oz Open title more meaningful, 'intrinsic' post becoming dad

Wellington, Feb 02 - World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has claimed that his Australian Open win has a deeper meaning and a 'more intrinsic value' now to his life because he is a father.

Djokovic, who defeated Andy Murray 7-6(5), 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-0 to clinch his fifth Australian Open title on Sunday, turned his thoughts to his family, rather than the trophy he had just won.

Djokovic floats past Stakhovsky with straight set win in Doha

Novak DjokovicLondon, Jan 08 - World number one Novak Djokovic brushed aside his Ukrainian rival Sergiy Stakhovsky in straight sets in the second-round contest at the Qatar Open in Doha .

The Serbian took only 61 minutes to thrash Stakhovsky 6-2, 6-1 to set up a quarterfinal clash against Croatian opponent Ivo Karlovic.

Djokovic said that he had never played there before but he would definitely be coming back next year, adding that he was feeling better, BBC reported.

Earlier in the week, Djokovic pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship final showdown against Andy Murray in Abu Dhabi due to illness. (ANI)

Djokovic continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest ATP world tennis rankings

Djokovic continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest ATP world tennis rankingsJohannesburg, Nov 25 : Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has continued his domination on an unchanged top 10 in the latest world tennis rankings released by the ATP on Monday.

Djokovic tops the standings with 11,360 points to hold an advantage of 1,585 over second placed Swiss Roger Federer, who added to his own total by leading his country to Davis Cup victory over France at weekend, Sport24 reported.

Djokovic says coach Becker's contribution 'lot more' than people see

Novak DjokovicLondon, November 13 : World number one Novak Djokovic believes that Boris Becker contributes a lot more to the team than he actually gets praised for, and relationship between both has, indeed, grown stronger ever since Becker took over as head coach.

Commenting on the decision to approach Becker as head coach, he said that people would naturally wonder if one introduces a new coach to the team. It is logical on their part, he added. According to him, it took them some time to understand each other initially and since then they have hit it off really well, with winning many title especially Wimbledon, The BBC reported.

Djokovic says already feels No. 1 after becoming dad ahead of return to action

Novak DjokovicLondon, Oct 28 - Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has said that he is not concerned about his number one ranking as he feels like he is already number one becoming a father last week, ahead of his return to action at the Paris Masters on Tuesday.

Djokovic would play his first match at the Paris Masters on Tuesday since wife Jelena Ristic gave birth to son Stefan. He will face Philipp Kohlschreiber as his first opponent since he lost to world number two Roger Federer in Shanghai earlier this month.

Djokovic said that he feels like he is already number one becoming a father last week, The BBC reported.

Djokovic, Sharapova beat Berdych, Kvitova to claim China Open titles

Novak DjokovicLondon, Oct 06 - World number one Novak Djokovic claimed his fifth China Open title with a straight set demolition of Czech Tomas Berdych as Russian woman tennis ace Maria Sharapova beat third seed Petra Kvitova in the final in Beijing.

Djokovic beat Berdych 6-0, 6-2, while Sharapova had to battle on to beat Kvitova 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Djokovic, who has never lost in Beijing, won in just 66 minutes for a 24th consecutive China Open match win.

Djokovic said that it was probably his best performance in all the finals in his career, adding that it was extremely incredible, The BBC reported.

Djokovic sails through to Wimbledon semi-finals

Novak DjokovicLondon, July 2 - Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon semifinals for the fifth consecutive year, coming back to beat 26th-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-1, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday.

The top-seeded Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up at the All England Club, has reached at least the semifinals at 16 of his past 17 Grand Slam tournaments.

On Friday, Djokovic will face No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated defending champion Andy Murray in the quarterfinals. (ANI)

Djokovic named top seed in Wimbledon above World No.1 Nadal

Novak DjokovicJohannesburg, June 19 - Novak Djokovic was named the top seed in Wimbledon above world number one Rafael Nadal in the seedings list announced on Wednesday ahead of the third Grand Slam tournament of the season that starts on Monday.

The All England Club awarded the top billing to Djokovic while defending champion Andy Murray was seeded three over seven-time winner Roger Federer.

According to Sport24, the All England Club used its controversial grasscourt weighting system in deciding its seeds instead of sticking by the ATP world rankings.

Djokovic aiming to win French Open final to complete career Grand Slam

Novak DjokovicLondon, June 07 - World No. 2 Novak Djokovic advanced to the French Open title decider with a 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 semifinal win over No. 18 seed Ernests Gulbis and will reportedly attempt to complete a career Grand Slam when he faces Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros final on Sunday.

Djokovic beat Gulbis in two hours and 34 minutes to set up the title decider with Nadal, who defeated Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3 6-2 6-1 in one hour and 40 minutes in the semifinals.

Djokovic, Federer reach last 16 of French Open

Novak Djokovic and Roger FedererParis, May 31 - Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced to the fourth round of the French Open after beating Marin Cilic and Dmitry Tursunov respectively Friday.

Second seed Djokovic needed four sets to eliminate a determined Cilic 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(2), 6-4, while Swiss legend Federer, the fourth seed, held off Russia's Dmitry Tursunov 7-5, 6-7(7/9), 6-2, 6-4, reports Xinhua.

The 17-time grand slam champion, who won the French Open in 2009, found it tough against Russian 31st seed Tursunov and needed more than three hours to grind out a victory.

Nadal, Djokovic, Sharapova sail into second round of `rain-interrupted` French Open

Rafael Nadal and Novak DjokovicLondon, May 27 - World top two players, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have sailed into the second round of the French Open following their respective first-round victories at a rain-interrupted Roland Garros on Monday.

The Spanish star beat American wildcard entry Robby Ginepri 6-0 6-3 6-0 in 102 minutes, while the Serb, who has never won the title at Roland Garros, beat his Portuguese opponent Joao Sousa in just under two hours.

According to the BBC, Djokovic has set up a round two meeting with France's Jeremy Chardy, who has defeated Spaniard Daniel Gimeno Traver 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

Djokovic rallies to beat Nadal in Italian Open final

Novak-DjokovicRome, May 19 " Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal for the fourth straight time to capture his third Italian Open title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win here.

In their 41st-career meeting, the most between two ATP players in the Open Era, Djokovic, the second seed, overcame a slow start to dominate the remaining two sets of the match here Sunday, reports Xinhua.

The precision of his hitting kept top-ranked Nadal on the defensive for much of the match, and he finished with 46 winners to just 15 for Nadal.

Djokovic beats Nadal in Italian Open dedicates it to flood victims in Serbia

Novak DjokovicRome, May 19 - Novak Djokovic dedicated his third Italian Open title win on Sunday to flood victims at home in Serbia.

He beat defending champion and world number one Raphael Nadal 4-6 6-3 6-3 in two hours and 19 minutes. This was his third win in a row against the Spaniard, and has been victorious at five of the last six ATP Masters 1000 events, reports the BBC.

Nadal was quoted , as saying that the past week has been very hard mentally and physically. He admitted to being very tired after losing to Djokovic.

Nadal, Djokovic to face off in Italian Open final

Nadal, Djokovic to face off in Italian Open finalRome, May 18 - Top seed Rafael Nadal beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in straight sets to face second seed Novak Djokovic in Italian Open final.

Nadal Saturday brushed aside Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 while Djokovic had earlier fought his way past big-serving Milos Raonic 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, Xinhua reported.

The Spaniard earned his first two-set win of the week as Dimitrov seemed helpless before the seven-time champion's defence.

Djokovic, Wawrinka, Li Na advance to third round of Italian Open

Novak DjokovicLondon, May 14 - World No. 2 Novak Djokovic, Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka and women's No. 2 Li Na have progressed to the third round of the Italian Open after beating their respective opponents on Tuesday in their second round clashes.

Djokovic, who pulled out of last week's Madrid Open following a wrist injury, showed no signs of discomfort in his first match back as he beat Czech world number 43 Radek Stepanek 6-3 7-5 in his first appearance since losing to Roger Federer in the Monte Carlo semi-finals last month.

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