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The Scot has maintained his spot in the recently released Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Rankings, according to reports.

The rankings released for the month of May see Murray lead the pack as expected ahead of Roland Garros. Novak Djokovic has to prove he is still in the game this month. The Serbian follows in second place ahead of Swiss star Stan Wawrinka.

Murray has 11,870 points far from Djokovic’s 8,085 points. Wawrinka has 5695, and he is slightly ahead of his compatriot Roger Federer who has 5125 points.

Spaniard RafaNadal makes the top five after securing his 10th Barcelona Open title on Sunday. He has 4735 points and makes it ahead of Milos Raonic with 4165. The Japanese Kei Nishikori has ten points above the 4000 mark. Read more »

Jelena Dokic upset at Damir Dokic’s arrest in Serbia

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The first day of the Davis Cup semi final clash between Serbia and Canada has ended with scores levelled at 1-1.

Novak Djokovic gave Serbia a lead of 1-0 by thrashing Vasek Pospisil in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 in the first singles match. It took the world no. 1 just 1 hour and 40 minutes to get better of Pospisil. He looked in tremendous form and played some ruthless shots.

This was Djokovic’s first match after his defeat against Rafael Nadal in the final of the US Open.

Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, Djokovic said, “Representing my nation is something which always motivates me. I performed pretty well and managed to get my team off to a good start which is pretty satisfying.”

“I am still struggling a bit with jet lag. It’s good that the match wasn’t too long.”

On the other hand, Pospisil was gutted after losing the first rubber. He said, “Novak is at the top of the world rankings at the moment and that’s because he has got great quality. I think he was amazing today.”

But, in the next match, Canada managed to bounce back Courtesy Milos Raonic who came out victorious against the no. 2 Serbian player Janko Tipsarevic. It was an extremely close match though and went all the way down to the wire. But, at the end, Raonic pulled it off by 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8.

The Canadian pair of Pospisil and Daniel Nestor will take on the Serbian pair of Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles match tomorrow.

The team which wins this tie will make it to the title round which will take place in November.

Serbia had last won the Davis Cup 3 years back in 2010 by defeating France in the final.

Djokovic put in his place

2011 saw an unbelievably successful year for Djokovic. With the U.S. Open, Montreal, Wimbledon, Rome, Madrid, Belgrade, Miami, Indian Wells, Dubai and the Australian Open under his belt, he looked unstoppable and he soared to number one status. This year, however has not seen the Serb dominate in the same way, and although he has already secured Miami and the Australian Open, these do not compare to the 10 title triumphs from the previous year. He met Roger Federer in the Wimbledon semi-finals, which saw him knocked out of the tournament, and knocked off the number one spot, handing it back to the Swiss.

On the previous occasions when the pair have met, it has been Djokovic who has come out on top; breaking Federer in the 2011 US Open and then again this year in the French Open. Many have doubted Federer’s excellence, believing him to be past his best, and unable to compete with the strength of Djokovic. The Serb could then go into the Wimbledon semi-final confident to ease through to the final. How wrong he was. Federer, with an faultless serve, took the first set, much to the dismay of Djokovic. The Serb fought back, levelling the game but it was in vain, as the Swiss sensation who’s abilities had been questioned went on to win the third and fourth set and subsequently the match.

Djokovic who might have enjoyed basking in his glory, should have known not to get too comfortable at the top. The tennis season has withnessd some surprising results, including Nadal’s defeat at the hands of 100th seed Rosol as well as Federer’s unbelievable comeback to the top. With the tennis greats all in impeccable form, the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games should make for an extremely enjoyable and exciting contest.

Djokovic Leads the Way at SW19

Novak Djokovic has been confirmed as the top seed for Wimbledon, while Bernard Tomic and Feliciano Lopez are the big movers in the seedings list.

As expected, the top four in the world – Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray – are seeded as the top four in order for the third Grand Slam of the year.

Three of the big four reached the semis, last year, with six-time champion, Federer, crashing out in the quarters to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who will be seeded fifth in 2012. Read more »