Djokovic, Świątek win Rome titles to hit high gear ahead of French Open

That loss to Carlos Alcaraz seems to have motivated Novak Djokovic to step up his game. Just in time, too. Italian Open finals Men’s singles Novak Djokovic (#1, SRB) def Stefanos Tsitsipas (#4, GRE) 6-0, 7-6 (7/5) Women’s singles Iga Świątek (#1, POL) def Ons Jabeur (#9, TUN) 6-2, 6-2 (French Open starts May 22) A … Read more

Teenager Carlos Alcaraz continues Madrid run, beating Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal one day. Novak Djokovic the next. The list of victims of Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz keeps growing. Key points: Spanish 19-year-old Carlos Alcaraz has become the youngest player to make a final at the Madrid Open, beating world number one Novak Djokovic to get there The win followed Alcaraz’s victory over Spanish clay-court master … Read more

Andy Murray withdraws from Djokovic clash in Madrid due to food poisoning

Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Madrid Open shortly before his much-anticipated last-16 match against old rival Novak Djokovic due to a reported bout of food poisoning. Key points: Andy Murray withdrew just over an hour before his round-of-16 match against world number one Novak Djokovic due to “illness” He defeated both Dominic Thiem and Denis … Read more

Illness rules Andy Murray out of Madrid Open clash with Novak Djokovic

ANDY MURRAY HAS pulled out of his third-round clash with Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open because of illness. It is another unfortunate blow for the former world number one, who defeated Denis Shapovalov on Tuesday for one of the best wins of his comeback and had been looking forward to a first clash with … Read more

Djokovic slams ‘crazy’ Wimbledon ban on Russian, Belarusian players

World number one Novak Djokovic said Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine is “crazy.” Wimbledon announced on Wednesday that it had barred all Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s championships due to the invasion, which Russia calls a “special operation.” The grasscourt Grand Slam is the first tennis tournament to ban individual competitors from the two countries, meaning men’s world number two Daniil Medvedev … Read more

Former World No. 1 slams Novak Djokovic as ‘king of stupidity’

Novak Djokovic is set for his latest return to tennis but a former World No. 1 has slammed the unvaccinated star once again. Novak Djokovic admitted Sunday that his absence from tournaments due to his continued and controversial refusal to get vaccinated “has been difficult, mentally and emotionally” but he is “moving on”. The world … Read more