featuretennisa day ago

Australian Open | Five best matches in Week 1

The first Grand Slam of the year is off to a flyer, and it will be the first Aussie Open since 2011 that will not feature either of the top two seeds in the final. The Open has seen the return of the serve and volley with players experimenting the old style against the new age heavyweights.
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newstennis3 days ago

Agassi feels Djokovic can make a "comeback in a hurry"

Andre Agassi believes that Novak Djokovic can leave his second round Australian Open loss against Denis Istomin behind him and make a quick turnaround due to his natural talent. Andy Murray also defended the "phenomenal" Serb stating that he deserves a break from all the critics after the loss.
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newstennis3 days ago

Andy Murray defends Novak Djokovic : Everyone needs to give him a bit of a break

World No 1 Andy Murray has come out in defense of Novak Djokovic after the Serbian came under a lot of criticism following his second round exit in the Australian Open at the hands of World No 117 Denis Istomin. The Brit stressed on how tough it is to “keep up the intensity week after week”.
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newstennis4 days ago

Australian Open | Novak Djokovic : On a given day, you can lose

Novak Djokovic put down his surprise second-round defeat to Uzbek wild card Denis Istomin in the Australian Open to bad day at the office. It was the earliest grand slam exit in nearly a decade for the Serbian world No 2 and defending champion, who went down in five sets in just under five hours.
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reporttennis6 days ago

Australian Open | Djokovic, Nadal and Serena cruise to second round

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal beat Fernando Verdasco and Florian Mayer respectively to enter the second round of the Australian Open. Defending champion Djokovic secured a hard-fought 6-1, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory over the Spaniard while Nadal edged out the German 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
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newstennis10 days ago

Djokovic sidesteps queries on Boris Becker's 'work-rate' remarks

Australian Open title holder Novak Djokovic has played down the rumours of a rift between him and former coach Boris Becker saying that he has nothing bad to say about the German. Djokovic also said that regaining the World No.1 rank will never be his priority ahead of the Australian Open.
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newstennis11 days ago

Watch : Novak Djokovic 'hits' Shane Warne for a six

In a battle between sports, Novak Djokovic came out on top by hitting Shane Warne for a six during a charity event on Thursday at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne. Djokovic also managed to beat Warne in a bowl out later (though with a bit of cheating) after taking tips from Aaron Finch.
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newstennis11 days ago

Australian Open | Tricky draw for Murray, Djokovic

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have been handed a tricky draw at the Australian Open, starting on Jan 16 at the Melbourne Park. Although former world No1 Roger Federer has an easy opener, the Swiss ace will face stern challenges as he advances in the opening grand slam of the season.
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reporttennis16 days ago

Djokovic defeats Andy Murray to clinch first title of 2017

Novak Djokovic made a superb start to the 2017 season by beating his rival and current World No.1 Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open title on Saturday. The Serb prevailed 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic final in Doha which will give him enough confidence for the Australian Open later this month.
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reporttennis17 days ago

Djokovic survives Verdasco scare in Qatar, to meet Murray in final

Novak Djokovic saved five match points as he rallied to beat Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-3 at the Qatar Open on Friday. The Serbian will meet Andy Murray in the final after the top-ranked Scot brushed aside Thomas Berdych 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.
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