‘Let’s start to celebrate Novak Djokovic greatness’, urges Slam legend

‘Let’s start to celebrate Novak Djokovic greatness’, urges Grand Slam legend An all-time tennis great believes Novak Djokovic “admits his shortcomings” and praised a range of the Serbian’s qualities.  Chris Evert – an 18-time Grand Slam winner – said people should “start to celebrate” the greatness of the world number one. Djokovic has received criticism in recent days – including from his great rival Rafael Nadal – for some of his behaviour during his bronze medal match defeat at the Tokyo Olympics. The 34-year-old was denied a bronze medal in…

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‘Djokovic will have clean slate at US Open’

‘Novak Djokovic will have clean slate at US Open’, says former world number two A two-time French Open runner-up believes Novak Djokovic will continue to win Grand Slam titles because he is “out of the ordinary”. Former world number two Alex Corretja thinks Djokovic will have a “clean slate” at the US Open as his motivation will be “so great”, after his Olympic setback. The Serbian is aiming to win a men’s singles record 21st Grand Slam title at the US Open – which begins on August 30 – to…

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Djokovic matches legend’s record to notch another GOAT milestone

Novak Djokovic matches legend’s record to notch another GOAT milestone The records continue to come for Novak Djokovic as the world number one etches his name further into the history books of the sport. The 20-time Slam champion may have come away from the Tokyo Olympics disappointed, but another record for the great shows his consistency at the highest level of tennis. Djokovic has now spent 332 combined weeks at the top of the ATP rankings, meaning he is now equal to the tally of 18-time Slam champion Martina Navratilova.…

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Tokyo 2020: Novak Djokovic suffers back-to-back defeats as he fails to land Olympics singles medal

Djokovic was beaten (Picture: Getty) Novak Djokovic’s hopes of a singles medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were dashed on Saturday after he suffered defeat to Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match. Djokovic had seen his Golden Slam bid evaporate on Friday when he collapsed from a set and a break up to lose to Germany’s Alexander Zverev and he failed to pick himself back up to claim bronze. The world No. 1 was beaten 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 by the Spaniard as he lost back-to-back singles matches…

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‘You shouldn’t go’ – Dad warned Djokovic not to compete at Olympics

‘You shouldn’t go’ – Dad warned Novak Djokovic not to compete at Olympics The father of Novak Djokovic has revealed that he suggested his son not compete at the Olympics, where the Serb since came away empty-handed. The world number one was bidding to achieve a career-first in securing an Olympic gold medal in the singles, and a first in men’s tennis in pursuing the calendar ‘Golden Slam’ of all four Majors and Olympic gold in a calendar year. Srdjan Djokovic, outspoken father of Novak, has explained that he thought…

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Novak Djokovic withdraws from doubles bronze match & leaves Olympics empty-handed

Djokovic withdrew from the mixed doubles (Picture: AFP via Getty Images) Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from his mixed doubles bronze medal match, citing a left shoulder injury. Djokovic, the world No. 1 from Serbia, will leave Tokyo empty-handed in what has proved a majorly disappointing Olympic Games. Having won all three Grand Slams this year, Djokovic arrived in Japan as the major favourite to win singles gold but he suffered an astonishing collapse in the semi-finals against Alexander Zverev on Friday. On the same day, he and…

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Alexander Zverev backs up Djokovic shock to seal historic Olympic gold

Zverev won Olympic gold (Picture: Getty) Alexander Zverev dominated Karen Khachanov to win Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020, becoming the first German man to win the singles title. Zverev, the fourth seed from Germany, had fought back from a set and a break down in the semi-finals to end Novak Djokovic’s Golden Slam hopes but there was no mental or physical hangover as he swept Khachanov, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, aside 6-3 6-1. His huge serve and heavy groundstrokes proved too much for Khachanov – who earned a late…

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Novak Djokovic reacts to medal-less Olympics & looks ahead to US Open

Djokovic has endured a difficult 24 hours (Picture: Getty) Novak Djokovic admitted he ‘didn’t deliver’ at Tokyo 2020 but insists he doesn’t regret competing at the Olympics. Djokovic said he was ’50/50′ over whether he would participate in Japan after winning Wimbledon but ultimately committed to the Games. Having won the first three majors of the year, Djokovic was in pursuit of the Golden Slam, where a player wins all four Slams and Olympic gold in the same season, but he was stopped in his tracks after a surprise collapse…

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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic “Not Sure” About US Open Fitness After Olympics Nightmare

World number one Novak Djokovic said he was “not sure” about his fitness for the US Open after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles bronze medal match with a shoulder injury on Saturday. The 34-year-old Serb could become the first man to complete a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969 when the US Open gets under way on August 30. The withdrawal in Tokyo came after the 20-time major champion lost his cool on his way to a surprise 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 defeat…

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Novak Djokovic withdrawal ‘heartbreaking’ for Serbian partner, says expert

Novak Djokovic withdrawal ‘heartbreaking’ for Serbian partner, says expert The withdrawal of Novak Djokovic from the mixed doubles bronze medal match is ‘heartbreaking’ for Serbian star Nina Stojanovic, says Annabel Croft. Novak Djokovic was set to compete alongside Stojanovic against Australian pairing Ash Barty and John Peers, before the world number one withdrew due to a left shoulder injury. The Serbian star had lost a brutal three hour bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno Busta just an hour before he was due on court with Stojanovic, though Croft is ‘surprised’…

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