Novak Djokovic - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Novak Djokovic Davis Cup: American Sock to play Aussie Thompson to open QF BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — For the second year in a row, the countries with the most Davis Cup victories will meet. This time, Australia is hoping for a better result over the United States. Following Thursday's draw, American No. 1 Jack Sock will play Australia's Jordan Thompson to open their World Group quarterfinal in Brisbane on Friday, followed by Nick Kyrgios' match ag... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 04:35:00 GMT 2017-04-06T04:35:00Z Federer beats Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in Miami Open final KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP) — Weary from three months of winning, Roger Federer hit one last shot Sunday, whacking a celebratory forehand into the stands to punctuate his victory over Rafael Nadal in the Miami Open final. Now comes a well-deserved two-month break. "I'm not 24 anymore," Federer said. "I need a rest. My body needs healing." He's not complain... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-04-02T23:24:00Z Federer on 'dream start' after winning Indian Wells title INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries. "For me, the ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:25:00Z Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. "I said that also before the finals: if I were to win against Ra... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-01-30T06:45:00Z Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn't been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade. The 35-year-old father of four was back in his first tour-level tournament after six months off letting his injur... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:35:00Z Nadal vs Federer: Dream final becomes reality in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal won match after match at the Australian Open, making their unlikely way through opposite sides of the draw, tennis fans couldn't help but look ahead. Could the two old rivals, almost six years on from their last meeting in a Grand Slam final, possibly meet for one more match for the ages in Mel... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 08:19:00 GMT 2017-01-28T08:19:00Z Nadal wins, keeps prospects of Roger-Rafa final alive MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Another Roger vs. Rafa final is still in the mix at an Australian Open with an almost retro vibe. They're on opposite sides of the draw, and each is a semifinal win away from a classic showdown at Melbourne Park, where Roger Federer is bidding for an 18th major title, and where Rafael Nadal is targeting his 15th. ... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMT 2017-01-25T15:15:00Z Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has overcome an energy-sapping illne... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-01-24T13:46:00Z The rules of engagement: Williams reaches QFs, then speaks MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For three rounds and more than a week, Serena Williams wanted to keep all the focus on her primary objective in Australia. She hasn't worn an engagement ring at the Australian Open, and hasn't really wanted to elaborate much on the marriage proposal from Alexis Ohanian — which she made public late last month by posting a poem on news website Reddi... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:42:00 GMT 2017-01-23T15:42:00Z Quarterfinal time at the Australian Open: Federer vs Zverev MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's the start of quarterfinals at the Australian Open on Tuesday, and none of the other three will likely be as compelling as the one between Roger Federer and Mischa Zverev. Federer has 17 Grand Slam singles titles but is playing in his first official tournament in six months after a left knee injury layoff. The 50th-ranked ... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:17:00 GMT 2017-01-23T07:17:00Z Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds. They shared an unwanted link on Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open. By the end of a chaotic first week at Melbourne Park, five-time finalist Murr... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-01-22T19:41:00Z Serena Williams, Barbora Strycova renew Grand Slam rivalry MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova meet for the third time on Monday, and once again it's on one of the grandest stages in tennis. Williams, seeking her Open era-record 23rd major title, has beaten the Czech player both previous times. Both were in 2012 and in straight sets at majors — in the second round at the Australian Open, and in the first... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:06:00 GMT 2017-01-22T15:06:00Z The Latest: You snooze, you lose: Dimitrov OK with timing MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Saturday (all times local): 3 a.m. Grigor Dimitrov had his first win on the main court at Melbourne Park, so he didn't mind that the match started two minutes before midnight. "We had matches in the past finishing 4, 5 in the morning. Whatever it is, it's in the game," he said. "I just had to deal with whatev... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:16:00 GMT 2017-01-21T16:16:00Z Nadal holds off Zverev to reach 4th round at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal had a good, hard look at the future before pulling a few tricks from his past to hold it back — for now. The 14-time Grand Slam winner, still recovering from a couple of months off with an injured left wrist, rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev on Saturday to reach the fourth round of th... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-01-21T15:28:00Z A tournament without Djokovic to hit home in Australia MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The stark reality of an Australian Open third round without Novak Djokovic — for the first time in 11 years — hits home on Saturday when the remaining players in his half of the draw, Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic among them, attempt to advance to the second week of the tournament. Djokovic was beaten on Thursday in five sets b... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:45:00 GMT 2017-01-20T07:45:00Z Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Istomin in Melbourne MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It started badly for Novak Djokovic, who needed 24 serves, six break-point saves and 15 minutes just to hold his first game in the second round. This was not the close-to-invincible Djokovic that fans were used to seeing at the Australian Open, where he has won a record-equaling six titles, including five in the previous six years. ... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:29:00 GMT 2017-01-19T16:29:00Z Andy's ankle, Federer's biggest test highlight Friday action MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff. The top-seeded Murray tumbled to the co... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:00 GMT 2017-01-19T10:16:00Z The Latest: Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Defending champion Novak Djokovic is out of the Australian Open, beaten 7-6 (8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4 by wild-card entry Denis Istomin in a second-round match on Thursday. Istomin made the vital break in the fift... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:21:00 GMT 2017-01-19T08:21:00Z 6-time champs Djokovic, Williams post Australian Open wins MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The record will show that six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic each had straight-set wins. It may seem straight-forward, but it was not routine. Newly-engaged Williams, aiming for an Open-era record 23rd major title, and Djokovic, bidding to become the first man to win seven Australian titles, confronted former top... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:34:00 GMT 2017-01-17T15:34:00Z Karlovic smacks 75 aces, sets long match mark at Aussie Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Ivo Karlovic and Horacio Zeballos struggled deep into the fifth set at the Australian Open on Tuesday night, fans rushed to distant Court 19 to watch as a record unfolded. The stands completely packed, some spectators stood on tables and chairs and even balanced on the fence of a neighboring court to try to get a view. Other... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:18:00 GMT 2017-01-17T13:18:00Z Federer returns with a win, joins Murray in 2nd round MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer shanked a few shots and was unsettled by how nervous he felt after six months on the sidelines, despite the familiar surroundings at the Australian Open. No other man on tour knows the way around a Grand Slam tournament better than Federer, who is playing in his 69th major and has won a record 17. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:47:00 GMT 2017-01-16T15:47:00Z Danger matches Tuesday for Djokovic, Williams at Aussie Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Not much room for error: six-time Australian Open champions Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic face tougher-than expected first-round matches on Tuesday. Both are chasing records at Melbourne Park, where Williams is hoping to set an Open-era record by winning her 23rd Grand Slam title and Djokovic is striving to be the first man to win the Austral... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:33:00 GMT 2017-01-16T12:33:00Z New look: Murray, Kerber start Australian Open as top seeds MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It's new and exciting for Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber, entering a Grand Slam tournament with the No. 1 in front of their names. Both reached the top of the rankings for the first time near the end of 2016, ending long reigns by Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams. And so they'll open their Australian Open... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:57:00 GMT 2017-01-15T05:57:00Z Djokovic to open v Verdasco; Federer, Murray in same quarter MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic drew a difficult first-round opponent in Fernando Verdasco, and Roger Federer's fall in the rankings complicated his chances at Melbourne Park after he ended up in same quarter as top-ranked Andy Murray, No. 5 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 Tomas Berdych. The official draw for the seas... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-01-13T07:55:00Z Capsules on top men's players at the 2017 Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men to watch at the Australian Open, which begins Monday at Melbourne Park: ANDY MURRAY Seeded: 1 Age: 29 Country: Britain 2016 Match Record: 78-9 2016 Singles Titles: 9 Career Singles Title... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:34:00 GMT 2017-01-13T05:34:00Z Worth a mention: Williams aiming for record 23rd major title MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams definitely doesn't want to talk about the No. 23. She doesn't really want to think about planning a wedding, either, while she's pursuing a Grand Slam record. Newly engaged Williams brushed off concerns about the 88 unforced errors she had in a loss in New Zealand last week in her only warmup tournament ahead of... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:28:00 GMT 2017-01-13T05:28:00Z Fall in rankings has Federer seeded 17th at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A long injury layoff and a fall in the rankings have created a tough draw for 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Federer slipped to No. 17 in the rankings this week after Grigor Dimitrov won the Brisbane International and moved up to No. 15. The Australian Open tends to stick with... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:23:00 GMT 2017-01-12T08:23:00Z Fun and games, Dimitrov finds a way to break title drought BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov concentrated on fun and games at the season-opening Brisbane International, looking for something a bit different to his regular routine. It turns out, that's what he'd been missing. Dimitrov ended a title drought that dated back to 2014 when he beat third-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in the final on Sunday. ... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:44:00 GMT 2017-01-08T12:44:00Z World No. 1 Murray wins his opening match of 2017 in Doha DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Top-ranked Andy Murray extended his winning streak to a career-best 25 matches by defeating Jeremy Chardy of France 6-0, 7-6 (2) in his first match of the year at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Murray clinched the year-end No. 1 ranking in his last match of 2016, winning a career-best ninth title by holding off long-time No. 1 Novak Djokovi... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 03:13:00 GMT 2017-01-04T03:13:00Z Djokovic, Becker splitting after 3 seasons, 6 major titles Novak Djokovic and coach Boris Becker are splitting up after three seasons — and a half-dozen Grand Slam titles — as a pair. Djokovic posted a statement on Facebook on Tuesday, saying the duo "jointly decided to end our cooperation." "The goals we set when we started working together have been completely fulfilled, and I want to thank h... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:15:00 GMT 2016-12-06T23:15:00Z