Novak Djokovic

China Open 2017: Chen Long cracks 25-month Superseries title hoodoo with rare display of patience

It was a rare moment on Sunday afternoon when reigning world champion and World No 1 Viktor Axelsen was left frustrated. The high-flying Dane …

Sports (India)

Monaco builds into the Med to house new throng of super-rich

The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decade<p>Construction has begun on a $2bn (£1.5bn) scheme to reclaim land from the sea around Monaco so that more luxury apartments can be built for the …

Business

Tennis Must Adopt Golf's Ranking Model To Preserve Top Players

The ATP Finals in London — and the conclusion of the 2017 tour schedule — produced the sort of matchup that few casual tennis fans would deign to watch: David Goffin versus Grigor Dimitrov.<p>Dimitrov, who won the title, is a remarkable, fluid athlete. Goffin is plucky enough. But if you were looking …

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David Goffin speaks out after beating Roger Federer for the first time in stunning ATP Finals upset

David Goffin could not hide his joy – and disbelief – after he ended a run of six straight defeats against Roger Federer to pull off the unlikeliest …

Sport (UK)

Sam Cross and the modern day sporting fairytale like no other that will unfold today

Call it what you will, a fairytale, Roy of the Rovers, the sporting dream is alive and well in the form of Ospreys and Wales flanker Sam Cross.<p>The …

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Sydney Swans fans and best mates Mark Smith and Jarryd Haines up for a Laureus award nomination

A HEARTWARMING act of friendship between a mate and his blind best friend at a footy match has resulted in the northern beaches boys being nominated …

Sport (Australia)

Novak Djokovic backed to return and challenge Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer by Fabio Fognini

Fabio Fognini expects Novak Djokovic to return to the top of tennis once he makes his comeback from an elbow injury next season.<p>The 12-time Grand …

Sport (UK)

Roger Federer anoints the next ‘big three’ to dominate men’s tennis once he retires

PLACING Nick Kyrgios in his top three players of the future, tennis superstar Roger Federer knows a changing of the guard is inevitable.<p>Federer has …

Tennis

Roger Federer names the three stars who are following in Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray & Rafael Nadal’s footsteps

Roger Federer was suitably impressed by Alexander Zverev and named him as part of a trio of young ATP starlets who are already following in the …

Sport (UK)

Roger Federer brands Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray struggles as ‘normal’ amid ATP injury crisis

Roger Federer believes the struggles Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have faced in 2017 are ‘normal’ for players of their age and played down a wider …

Sport (UK)

Smith Lowdown Focus Review: zen has never looked so rad

Chill looks and chill vibes<p>Meditation is one of those things I’ve always struggled with. The benefits, when I actually do it, are clear to me. I’m calmer, more focused, and less stressed. Yet I do it for a day or two, and then let my practice slip into nonexistence. Or I’ll try do it, but in …

Technology

Andre Agassi confirms Novak Djokovic is suffering from a fractured elbow

Agassi is confident that Djokovic can bounce back and compete with players such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.<p>Novak Djokovic's coach Andre Agassi …

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Agassi on Djokovic: 'Every time he steps on court I think he can win'

Novak Djokovic's coach, Andre Agassi, says the Serb can improve even further as he returns to the game from an injury layoff.<p>The eight-time Grand …

Tennis

Rafael Nadal's coach sends warning to Roger Federer after giving the Spaniard a clean bill of health

Nadal has never won the season-ending ATP Finals event so far.<p>His participation was in doubt after he picked up a knee injury during the Paris …

Sport (UK)

Andre Agassi: Expect Big Things from Novak Djokovic in 2018

<i>On the Beyond the Baseline Podcast,</i> Sports Illustrated <i>executive editor, Tennis Channel commentator and host Jon Wertheim takes fans between the lines</i> …

Sports

Next Gen Finals prove popular with players and punters alike as tennis tries to win over new generation of fans

Daniil Medvedev looked despairingly at the umpire. His opponent, Borna Coric, had just hit a thumping backhand past him which landed perilously close …

Sport (UK)

Baseline: WATCH: Djokovic plays pickleball at Lacoste event

How about a little target practice? @DjokerNole aims to please with @LACOSTE ! ???????? pic.twitter.com/KRZGoz3W1G<p>— Outside the Ball …

Tennis

SmashDebate: Djokovic or Murray in 2018?

In the latest SmashDebate, Tennismash staff writers Bede Briscomb and Matt Trollope go toe-to-toe over Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.<p>Together, Novak …

Tennis

Pete Sampras hails ‘mind boggling’ Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic

When Pete Sampras won his 14th Grand Slam at the US Open in 2002, he was the most successful male tennis player of all time.<p>He was one of only two …

Sport (UK)

Novak Djokovic and Dwight Schrute pelted tennis balls at James Corden and it should be an Olympic sport

When the person hitting a tennis ball at you can serve a ball at 130mph, you might start to regret everything.<p>James Corden had three-time Wimbledon …

Tennis

Novak Djokovic, Gwyneth Paltrow Celebrate Lacoste’s Reopening in Beverly Hills

The tennis champ and Lacoste ambassador celebrated the new Beverly Hills store with Gwyneth Paltrow, Robbie Williams and Matt Bomer.<p>“Elegance, …

Beverly Hills

Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Fires Balls At James Corden's Head In The Name Of Comedy

"This is horrible," Corden said.<p>TV host James Corden felt the force of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic’s serve on Tuesday’s “Late Late Show.”<p>Corden, wearing full protective gear, invited the former world No. 1 to hit tennis balls at a water bottle that he’d perched on top of his head.<p>“This is …

Humor

James Corden Invites Novak Djokovic, World's 12th Best Tennis Player, to Hit Him with Some Tennis Balls

Those Brits—always too nice to say no to a good laugh, even if it's at their own expense.<p>James Corden learned this the hard way on his <i>Late Late Show</i> Tuesday night, when he invited Rainn Wilson, British comedian Jack Whitehall, and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic to come on his program and hit …

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Baseline: Djokovic appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden

On Tuesday night, Novak Djokovic was a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden in Los Angeles. The 12-time Grand Slam champion played a game of …

Tennis

Lacoste Celebrates First U.S. Le Club Concept With Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Bomer

Ethan Peck, Robbie Williams and Novak Djokovic showed up at Wednesday night's party for the newly renovated Beverly Hills boutique.<p>Tennis pro and …

Matt Bomer

Lacoste Reopening Celebration, Beverly Hills – WWD

Lacoste reopening celebration, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA – 07 Nov 2017<p>Thierry Guibert, Gwyneth Paltrow and Novak Djokovic Lacoste reopening …

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Baseline: Djokovic, Wawrinka and Murray emerge to hit some balls

All three are hoping for big comebacks in 2018. (AP)<p>Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka, despite having cut their 2017 seasons short after …

Tennis

What’s On Tonight: ‘Damnation’ Gives Us A New Western To Watch

<b>Damnation</b> (USA, 10:00 p.m.) – USA’s taking advantage of the Western revival on TV with this drama about two men manipulating residents of a small farming town for their own gain. One poses as a preacher hoping to galvanize the community to stand up for their rights, the other is a strikebreaker, …

TV

Scottie Pippen fanboys over Novak Djokovic at lunch

Scottie Pippen clearly is a big tennis fan.<p>Pippen spotted Novak Djokovic while he was leaving il Pastaio in Beverly Hills, California on …

Tennis: Future arrives, a little late, as Next Gen revolution begins

MILAN (Reuters) - The future arrived late but after some old-fashioned glitches, two Russian trailblazers fired the first shots in what could be a revolution in tennis at the Next Gen ATP Finals on Tuesday.<p>Britain Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, England - …

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