Djokovic edges ahead of Nadal in semi-final thriller

By Martyn Herman LONDON, July 14 : Novak Djokovic clawed his way to a two sets to one lead over great rival Rafael Nadal under the Centre Court roof before their scintillating Wimbledon semi-final was paused with the contest balanced on a knife-edge on Friday. With the clock slipping past 11pm — the official curfew […]

Djokovic into Wimbledon semis like a man on a mission

By Alan Baldwin LONDON, July 11 : Three times Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was a man on a mission after the former world number one beat Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3 3-6 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals for the eighth time. “I feel like I’m peaking at the right moment,” declared the 12th […]

Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open

By Martyn Herman MELBOURNE, Jan 22 : Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday. The 21-year-old Chung, ranked 58th in the world, proved an immovable object, absorbing everything the […]

Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 20 : Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to concerns about his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday. After holding serve to lead 2-1 in the second […]