It may seem that his reign over men’s tennis has come to an abrupt end. Djokovic, a three-time defending champion, lost in the Paris Masters quarterfinals, surrendering his No. 1 ranking to Andy Murray.
If he is able to reach the final, the tennis player may rise from his current number two position to the top in the ATP list.
However, to achieve this feat, he needs one more win after defeating opponent Thomas berdych who currently ranks at worlds number 11, the match ended in a margin 0f 7-6(9), 7-5. He is bound to face either Jo Wilfred or Milos Raonic in the semi final match. Tennis star Andy Murray was well aware of Djokovic’s loss as he graced the court with little hesitation to face off against opponent berdych. He only needed four points to overcome the Czech layer.
Despite the fact that Novak had brought a dominant and impressive package and style of play to the Parisian court during the tournament last June, he was not exactly in top form on the fast carpet and suffered a terrible defeat to Marin Cilic with a score margin of 6-4, 7-6(2), this will be the sportsman’s first loss against Cilic in a total of 15 matchups. Read more »
There is no other name that is as much talked about than Novak Djokovic.
He seems to be signified an end of the machine age that had come by in tennis where machines were able to predict who would win as per the capabilities, trends and playing styles. The victory on the clay courts of the French Open Novak was able to prove all the machines wrong. He now holds all four titles at the same time, a feat that has not been achieved since the sixties.
For those who were unable to catch the finals, they missed the chance to see the man running all over, stretching, sliding and spinning the shots, anything but stumbling and falling. Only after he finished and gained his victory did the viewers saw the champion stumble or simply allow he to lie back on the court where he had just spent three grueling hours to gain the win in the French Open. The man was all veins and sinew when he was playing, but the moment he realized that he had bagged the first title in the French Open he seemed to reveal his vulnerable self, struggling to catch his breath. Read more »
Novak Djokovic is not going to feature in the upcoming edition of IPTL which is starting from 2nd of December.
Weariness is the reason citing which Djokovic has decided to keep himself away from the tournament.
Announcing his pull out, the Serbian said, “It was wonderful playing in the first International Premier Tennis League. I was waiting for this edition as well. But, after having such a gruelling season, I have realized it would only be appropriate for me to get switched off so that I can have a few more days to get my body and mind recovered. I convey my best wishes to the slammers. Hopefully, they win the tournament this time around. As far as I am concerned, I would be back in 2016.”
The MD of the tournament Mahesh Bhupati, who has been a renowned doubles player over the years, announced yesterday that on the place of Djokovic, two players in the form of Andy Murray, who had taken part in the previous edition of the tournament also, and Stan Wawrinka, one of the most talked about players on the tour in the last couple of seasons, have been slotted in the Singapore Slammers.
With these two big names joining in, the league is likely to catch a bit more attraction from around the world. Read more »
After recharging his batteries following a tough and draining grass court season, Novak Djokovic is all set to make a return to the circuit as he is gearing up to participate in Rogers Cup Tennis tournament that is getting under way next week.
Djokovic has not been into tennis at all for some time. After the win that he secured in Wimbledon, he took time off the scene and went to holiday with kids and better half.
There was a vital Davis Cup tie in between which he had to participate in, but, he opted to miss it to give his body proper rest ahead of what can be quite a gruelling couple of months.
Djokovic has dominated everyone in the three quarters of the ongoing season so far and he would be willing it to have a good time on the hard courts as well to make sure everything gets finished on a high for him.
Djokovic will be the first seeded player at Rogers Cup. He will be followed by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.
If Roger Federer had been there, he would have been given the second seed, but, he withdrew citing the need for him to stay afresh for the US Open.
As far as Djokovic’s past shows in Canada are concerned, he has good memories of that country as he has won trophies there three times in the past and given his form, one can absolutely back him to have his fourth this time around especially with Federer not going to be there. Read more »