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I regret US Open and Roland Garros failures, says Djokovic – tennis

Novak Djokovic has played some of the best tennis of his life in 2020 but he regrets the failure to win either the U.S. Open or the French Open in his bid to become the world’s most trophy-laden player, the world number one said on Thursday. Having won the Australian Open in January, Djokovic was disqualified at the U.S. Open ...

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Djokovic marks Italian teenager Jannik Sinner as a potential number one – tennis

Novak Djokovic feels Italian teenager Jannik Sinner leads the pack of ‘Next Gen’ players with the potential of becoming a future world number one, the Serbian said after all but securing his year-end top ranking with a win in Vienna on Wednesday. Djokovic saved four set points in the opener against Croatia’s Borna Coric to win 7-6(11) 6-3 to reach ...

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Djokovic pulls out of Paris Masters with no points to win – tennis

Novak Djokovic has decided not to enter the Paris Masters because he has no points to win at the Nov. 2-8 event as he bids to retain the world number one spot come end of season, the 33-year-old Serb said. “I won’t play in Paris as I can’t add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and ...

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Rafael Nadal blows away Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win 13th French Open title, equals Federer’s all-time record with 20th grand slam – tennis

The Covid-19 pandemic might have changed many things in the world of sports but one thing has remained constant, Rafael Nadal’s dominance on clay. On Sunday, the Spaniard blew away the challenge of long time rival Novak Djokovic in straight sets (6-0, 6-2, 7-5) to win a record-extending 13th French Open title. The triumph is an iconic moment in the ...

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French Open final: Nadal eyes record, Djokovic ‘cold comfort’ – tennis

Move over kids, the big boys are back. It took all of one Grand Slam for normalcy to be restored. Dominic Thiem’s US Open victory – the first by anyone other than Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer after 13 Slams – had just one member of the ‘Big Three’, who too was defaulted in the fourth round. French ...

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French Open 2020: Djokovic resists gallant Tsitsipas to set up Nadal final – tennis

Top seed Novak Djokovic resisted a valiant and inspired fightback from Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up a French Open final showdown with old rival Rafa Nadal on Friday, winning a near four-hour battle 6-3 6-2 5-7 4-6 6-1. Showing no sign of the physical problems that troubled him during his previous match, Djokovic was initially dominant and poised for a ...

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Djokovic survives scare to beat Carreno Busta, to face Tsitsipas in semi-final – tennis

World number one Novak Djokovic reached his 10th French Open semi-final but suffered an injury scare before beating Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday. A month after being defaulted for inadvertently striking a line judge with a ball while playing Carreno Busta in the U.S. Open fourth round, the 33-year-old Serbian found himself in trouble once ...

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Carreño Busta, Djokovic get rematch in Paris – tennis

No 17 seed Pablo Carreño Busta set up a rematch against Novak Djokovic by reaching the second French Open quarterfinal of his career. Carreño Busta was visited by a doctor after the second set but continued to play well and beat 186th-ranked qualifier Daniel Altmaier 6-2 7-5 6-2 at Court Philippe Chatrier. It wasn’t immediately clear what was wrong with ...

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Djokovic battles past Khachanov in first real test – tennis

Top seed Novak Djokovic passed his first real test at this year’s French Open with flying colours as he battled past Russia’s Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-3 6-3 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals for the 14th time. The 33-year-old claimed a fourth successive straight-sets victory in his latest quest for a second French Open title, but it was nowhere near ...

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Djokovic leads been-there-done-that crew at wild French Open – tennis

Surprising results and “Who is that?” stories abound as this one-of-these-is-not-like-the-others French Open heads to the fourth round — with the wild-card entry, the pair of qualifiers and the group of men and women who keep advancing in their tournament debuts. And then there are the known quantities still around, the been-there-done-that crew, led by No. 1-seeded Novak Djokovic, who ...

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