Melbourne maestro Djokovic wary of over-confidence

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Jan 14 : Novak Djokovic has dominated the blue courts of Melbourne Park for the best part of a decade but the defending champion still fears over-confidence could prove his undoing at the Australian Open. Set to bid for a record seventh title and a second hat-trick of trophies after his […]

Eclipsed Djokovic gets bitter taste of failure

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, Nov 21 : Handing out chocolates to the media has become a year-end tradition for Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals but there was no doubting the latter half of the 2016 season has been anything but sweet for the once all-conquering Serb. A winner at the London finale […]

Djokovic focused on Wimbledon defence but sees bigger picture

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Jun 26 : On court Novak Djokovic is taking tennis to extraordinary new levels with his single-minded obsession with winning; off it the Serbian is more than happy to share power. The 29-year-old will begin his attempt to win a fourth Wimbledon title tomorrow when he plays British wildcard James Ward […]

Being part of the Federer/Nadal era a career booster, says Djokovic

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Jun 5 : The moment Novak Djokovic accepted that being part of the Roger Federer/Rafael Nadal era was a chance, not a curse, everything improved for him. Today, after winning his first French Open title, he was still behind the Swiss and the Spaniard in terms of major titles but he […]

Nice one, but you can do better, Kuerten tells ‘heartist’ Djokovic

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Jun 5 : As the holder since Sunday of all four grand slam titles, Novak Djokovic has no equal in tennis, but as an artist he isn’t quite up to scratch — or so said perennial Roland Garros favourite Gustavo Kuerten. In 2001, after winning his third Paris title, Kuerten drew […]

Djokovic labours into French Open quarter-finals

By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 31 : Novak Djokovic recovered from a mediocre start to reach the French Open quarter-finals today with a 3-6 6-4 6-1 7-5 rain-delayed victory over plucky Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut. The world number one, chasing the only grand slam title to elude him, will take on either former runner-up David […]