Defending tennis champion Novak Djokovic won a third Wimbledon title and a ninth Grand Slam crown, shattering Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth All England Club triumph.
By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — Former champions Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray booked a tantalizing U.S. Open quarter-final duel with straight-sets fourth-round victories. World number one and top seed Djokovic didn’t let Philipp Kohlschreiber stand in the way of another Grand Slam last-eight appearance on Monday, defeating the 22nd seed from Germany 6-1, […]
By Dave James New York (AFP) — Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th U.S. Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round on Thursday. They were joined in the last 32 by 2012 winner Andy Murray […]
By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — Novak Djokovic wasted no time in seeing off Argentinian challenger Diego Schwartzman as four former U.S. Open champions reached the second round with varying degrees of difficulty. World number one and top seed Djokovic defeated 79th-ranked Schwartzman 6-1, 6-2, 6-4, wrapping up the marquee match on Arthur Ashe […]
By Rebecca Bryan New York (AFP) — World number one Novak Djokovic, seeking to consolidate his Wimbledon win, is one of four former champions in action Monday on the first day of the U.S. Open. The Serbian star ended a maddening spate of near-misses in majors with a five-set triumph over Roger Federer in the […]
Paris (AFP) – The world’s top two players, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, will contest Sunday’s French Open final following the Spaniard’s 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 center court demolition of Andy Murray on Friday. Earlier Djokovic had won through his semi-final with a 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over Ernests Gulbis Of Latvia. AFP Photo/Miguel Medina
Miami (AFP) – Novak Djokovic eliminated defending champ Andy Murray in straight sets and fifth seed Roger Federer was sent crashing out of the ATP Tour’s Miami Masters tournament in the quarter-finals. Federer lost 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to Japanese 20th seed Kei Nishikori who booked a semi-final showdown with former world number one Djokovic, who […]
A fan in the bleachers of the Texas Rangers’ ballpark died recently after falling over a railing while reaching for a ball thrown to him by outfielder Josh Hamilton. This was a tragic incident that got me thinking about what it must be like for professional athletes and the dilemma of whether or not to […]