Novak Djokovic

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Jan 27th, 2013
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Novak Djokovic returned to his dominant best to win his third consecutive Australian Open title, denying Andy Murray a second major championship with a 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 victory Sunday night at Rod Laver Arena. The top-ranked Djokovic is the first man in the Open era to win three straight Au...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Andy Murray has beaten Roger Federer for the first time in a Grand Slam event to advance to the Australian Open final against top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Murray, who became the first British man to win a major in 76 years when he beat Djokovic in last year’s U.S. Open f...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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With the exit of the World no.1 Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, the US Open draw had been converging towards an inevitable showdown between the two remaining heavyweights in the field, the 2nd seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic and the 3rd seed and reigning Olympic gold medallist, Andy Mu...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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NEW YORK — Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year. The Australian began the defense of her U.S. Open title Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64th-ranked Petra Martic 6-1, 6-1 i...
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Aug 18th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic has reached the final of the Cincinnati Open thanks to a straight-sets victory over Juan Martin del Potro. The match was a repeat of the recent bronze medal contest at the London Olympics which Del Potro won. However, Djokovic gained a degree of revenge this time thanks to a 6-3 6-2 tr...
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Aug 12th, 2012
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Novak Djokovic won his second straight Rogers Cup title and third overall with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet of France on Sunday night. It’s the top-seeded Serbian’s first title since winning the ATP Masters stop in Miami four months back and comes exactly a week after losing a ...
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Jul 19th, 2012
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Rafael Nadal, who won men’s singles at the Beijing Games in 2008, withdrew from the coming London Games on Thursday because of knee tendinitis, which was aggravated in his surprisingly early exit at Wimbledon. The pageantry and magnitude of defending his gold medal and carrying the Spanish flag was n...
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Jun 30th, 2012
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For the second year in a row at Wimbledon, Roger Federer went to five sets against a Frenchman but this time there would be no slip-ups. “My God, it was brutal,” said the normally stress-free Swiss after 204 minutes of high drama under the roof on Centre Court in which he first flirted wi...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Two-time winner Rafael Nadal and defending women’s champion Petra Kvitova start their Wimbledon campaigns on Tuesday while veterans Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt ride an emotional wave of support. Nadal, fresh from his record-breaking seventh French Open title, tackles Brazil’s Thomaz B...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams suffered her worst All England Club defeat in 15 years on Monday, but top seeds Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova and Roger Federer powered into the second round. Williams lost 6-1, 6-3 to 79th-ranked Russian Elena Vesnina in what was the 32-year-old’...