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  • Five most irreversible Grand Slam tennis losses in recent memory Sep 14, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    Five most irreversible Grand Slam tennis losses in recent memory

    The loss in Sunday's men's singles finals at the US Open may not be enough to stop Novak Djokovic from amassing the most number of grand slam singles titles in future, but it denied him a chance to make history. All losses are heart-breaking, but some carry higher stakes than the rest.

  • Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s calendar slam dream in US Open final Sep 13, 2021 04:39 AM IST

    Daniil Medvedev ends Novak Djokovic’s calendar slam dream in US Open final

    Medvedev denied Djokovic of tennis immortality to win the US Open Men's Singles in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

  • Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev to go head-to-head in 2021 US Open Men's Final on September 13: How to watch live stream Sep 12, 2021 12:32 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev to go head-to-head in 2021 US Open Men's Final on September 13: How to watch live stream

    The 2021 US Open is set to take place in the early hours of September 13 (Monday) at 01:30 am (IST).

  • Novak Djokovic reaches US Open final, one victory from a Grand Slam Sep 11, 2021 07:33 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic reaches US Open final, one victory from a Grand Slam

    After winning the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon this year and knocking out his first challengers at the US Open, Djokovic now has to defeat only Daniil Medvedev of Russia in Sunday’s final to become the first man to win the Grand Slam in a calendar year in 52 years. After winning the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon this year and knocking out his first challengers at the US Open, Djokovic now has to defeat only Daniil Medvedev of Russia in Sunday’s final to become the first man to win the Grand Slam in a calendar year in 52 years.

  • Djokovic to play for Grand Slam against Medvedev in US Open final Sep 11, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    Djokovic to play for Grand Slam against Medvedev in US Open final

    Novak Djokovic has won 27 consecutive Slam matches, three shy of his all-time record streak from 2015 and 2016 when he won all four major titles in a row.

  • Novak Djokovic lets emotions show at US Open; No. 1 Barty loses Sep 05, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Novak Djokovic lets emotions show at US Open; No. 1 Barty loses

    One key stat: Djokovic made 20 unforced errors in the first set, then reduced that to an average of 10 1/2 per set over the last three.

  • Serena Williams pulls out of US Open, citing torn hamstring Aug 25, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Serena Williams pulls out of US Open, citing torn hamstring

    She joins Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in sitting out the competition in Flushing Meadows, where play begins next Monday, raising questions about what the future of tennis might look like without them.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Tennis: Novak Djokovic inconsolable after Golden Slam dream ends Jul 30, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Tennis: Novak Djokovic inconsolable after Golden Slam dream ends

    The world number one had arrived in Tokyo gunning for the Golden Slam -- winning all four majors and Olympic gold in the same year -- after triumphing at the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021.

  • Alexander Zverev ends Novak Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics Jul 30, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    Alexander Zverev ends Novak Djokovic's Golden Slam hopes with comeback win at Olympics

    The world number one collapsed from a set and a break ahead as German fourth seed Zverev won 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a Sunday final against Russian Karen Khachanov.

  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 |Tennis: Swiss Bencic goes for gold as Djokovic cruises into semis Jul 29, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Tokyo Olympics 2020 |Tennis: Swiss Bencic goes for gold as Djokovic cruises into semis

    The win will ensure a tennis medal for Switzerland for the fourth Olympic Games in a row, while Bencic will have a chance to be the first player to win a singles gold for the country since Marc Rosset won the men's Olympic final in 1992.

  • ‘He middles every ball’ Jul 13, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    ‘He middles every ball’

    Somdev Devvarman, possibly the only Indian to have played Novak Djokovic in men’s singles, talks about the challenge of the invincible Serbian.

  • Wimbledon Men's Singles 2021 Final | Djokovic wins, tying Federer and Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles Jul 11, 2021 10:10 PM IST

    Wimbledon Men's Singles 2021 Final | Djokovic wins, tying Federer and Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles

    With this, 34-year-old Serbian player Novak Djokovic has won a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title.

  • Super Sunday: From Euro 2020 finals to the Wimbledon, check timings for your favourite sporting events here Jul 10, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Super Sunday: From Euro 2020 finals to the Wimbledon, check timings for your favourite sporting events here

    With giant sporting event taking place all across the globe, this Sunday has turned out to be Super Sunday for sports enthusiasts.

  • 'I'm not a bad guy': Novak Djokovic into 10th Wimbledon semi-final, 41st at Slams Jul 08, 2021 09:00 AM IST

    'I'm not a bad guy': Novak Djokovic into 10th Wimbledon semi-final, 41st at Slams

    Should he win a sixth title, Novak Djokovic will go level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 major titles.

  • PETA asks Amul to pull ad on vegan tennis star Novak Djokovic Jun 22, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    PETA asks Amul to pull ad on vegan tennis star Novak Djokovic

    Amul and PETA have been at loggerheads ever since Amul rolled out a series of ads that “busted myths about plant-based beverages”.

  • How Djokovic forces his opponents to surrender, even without any 'big weapons' Jun 15, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    How Djokovic forces his opponents to surrender, even without any 'big weapons'

    It is humanly impossible to maintain the same level of play throughout a match. But while the match graph of most players resembles the Mumbai skyline—high skyscrapers interspersed with shanties. Djokovic’s graph often mirrors New York—skyscrapers competing with other high-rises.

  • A decade of Novak Djokovic, a decade of gluten-free diet, and a bizarre test Jun 14, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    A decade of Novak Djokovic, a decade of gluten-free diet, and a bizarre test

    In 2010, Dr Igor Cetojevic performed a simple but unscientific test on Novak Djokovic. He asked him to hold a slice of bread against his stomach and raise his other arm. The arm felt weak. Djokovic went gluten free and introduced several mindfulness routines to his methods. A decade on, he is still winning.

  • French Open 2021 Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch 19th Grand Slam title Jun 13, 2021 11:01 PM IST

    French Open 2021 Final: Novak Djokovic defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch 19th Grand Slam title

    Novak Djokovic’s second trophy at Roland Garros moves him one major championship away from tying the men’s record of 20 shared by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

  • French Open 2021 Men's Finals |  How much prize money is at stake in Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas clash? Jun 13, 2021 07:54 PM IST

    French Open 2021 Men's Finals | How much prize money is at stake in Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas clash?

    The overall prize purse for this year's tennis tournament stands at $41.45 million. The winner would be awarded with an amount of $1.7 million, followed by $907,000 for the first runner-up.

  • French Open 2021 | Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, the closest tennis comes to boxing Jun 11, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    French Open 2021 | Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic, the closest tennis comes to boxing

    Djokovic leads the rivalry 29-28, but Nadal is 7-1 against him in Paris, and has the edge once again.

  • Novak Djokovic wins 18th Grand Slam, two away from Roger Federer and Rafale Nadal's record Feb 21, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic wins 18th Grand Slam, two away from Roger Federer and Rafale Nadal's record

    Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park on February 21. Djokovic overpowered the fourth seed 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in front of 7,400 fans on Rod Laver Arena to end the Russian's unbeaten run at 20 matches. In winning a third straight Australian Open for the second time, the Serb claimed his 18th Grand Slam title to move within two of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have 20 each, while denying Medvedev his first.

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic beats Russia's Daniil Medvedev for 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam Feb 21, 2021 04:26 PM IST

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic beats Russia's Daniil Medvedev for 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam

    Novak Djokovic has won six of the last 10 major tournaments and is assured of remaining at No. 1 in the rankings at least through March 8. That will give him 311 weeks in the top spot, breaking a mark held by Roger Federer.

  • French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for record 13th title win Oct 11, 2020 10:26 PM IST

    French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic for record 13th title win

    Rafael Nadal has been dominant on clay courts, and has only lost twice in the French Open. He is undefeated in the finals. World number one Novak Djokovic has failed to beat Nadal in the French Open final in all their three meetings.

  • French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to clinch title, equals Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams Oct 11, 2020 09:38 PM IST

    French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to clinch title, equals Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams

    This was the third time Nadal beat Djokovic at Roland Garros in Paris to secure the title. Nadal, 34, claimed his 100th match win at Roland Garros against just two defeats since his 2005 debut.

  • Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Here's how this year's French Open final can create history Oct 11, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal: Here's how this year's French Open final can create history

    Rafael Nadal holds 19 Grand Slam victories against Novak Djokovic's 17. Both are chasing Roger Federer's men singles record of 20 Grand Slam victories, and Nadal can tie the record if he prevails.

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