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Yearender: Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard. For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players. While the four women's champions were existing members of the elite club ...

Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard. For the first time since 1998 the eight grand slam singles trophies on offer were lifted by eight players. While the four women's champions were existing members of the elite club ...

Williams and Djokovic top world tennis awards

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 on Thursday by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). It is the fourth time that Djokovic has taken the top award after he won Wimbledon, the ATP World Tour finals and finished the year ranked number one in the world by the ATP. The 27-year-old Serb is one of only four men to be named ITF World ...

Tennis - Williams and Djokovic top ITF awards

- Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named as men's and women's World Champions for 2014 on Thursday by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honors

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams.

Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honours

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). The annual award takes in performances on the regular Tour and grand slams. Wimbledon champion Djokovic takes the men's prize for the fourth time having won seven titles this season and the year-end top ranking for the third time in four years. Williams wins ...

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Did you see? I had one of my #Nole4U live chats and answered some of your questi...

Did you see? I had one of my #Nole4U live chats and answered some of your questions from last week. If you missed the livestream, you can rewatch here:

Imali smo druženje uživo i odgovarao sam na pitanja svojih fanova #Nole4U. Evo ovde je ceo snimak, ako ste propustili :)

Novak Djokovic: #Nole4U Q&A livestream chat with fans
Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked tennis player in the world, takes a moment to answer his fans questions submitted to him via Twitter and Facebook. Follow Nova...

Posted on 6 December 2014

Looking forward to kick starting my 2015 season at Mubadala World Tennis Champio...

Looking forward to kick starting my 2015 season at Mubadala World Tennis Championship in January! #Nolefam, will you watch?

Jedva čekam početak sezone i Mubadala World Tennis Championship ovog januara. #nolefam hoćete li pratiti mečeve? :)

Mubadala World Tennis Championship – Abu Dhabi Super 6
Flash presents the Mubadala World Tennis Championship… You don’t want to miss… the Abu Dhabi Super Six, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, ...

Posted on 5 December 2014

Today I will be answering fan questions live! Watch me 7PM Europe/1PM NY/2AM Chi...

Today I will be answering fan questions live! Watch me 7PM Europe/1PM NY/2AM China #Nole4U:

Danas odgovaram na vaša pitanja uživo! Uključite se u 7 uveče po našem vremenu! Jedva čekam :D #Nole4U

Novak Djokovic: #Nole4U Q&A livestream chat with fans
Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked tennis player in the world, takes a moment to answer his fans questions submitted to him via Twitter and Facebook. Follow Nova...

Posted on 3 December 2014

Hello everyone, it's time again for #Nole4U. This is your chance to send me your...

Hello everyone, it's time again for #Nole4U. This is your chance to send me your questions and I will answer them live on video on Wednesday. Comment below with your questions and I will pick the best out. I will look for questions below with the most likes, vote by liking on the comment! Hvala.

Zdravo ljudi! Vreme je za još jedan #Nole4U :) Evo prilike da mi pošaljete svoja pitanja, a ja ću odgovoriti na njih uživo. Ostavite pitanje u komentarima pa ću izabrati najinteresantnija, koja imaju dosta lajkova i koja se i vama sviđaju.

Posted on 28 November 2014

It's been a great year and I keep wanting to make it greater. Check out my store...

It's been a great year and I keep wanting to make it greater. Check out my store where you can buy all the gear I wear - shirts, shorts, shoes, rackets and more. All profits are donated to the Novak Djokovic Foundation, which supports education and development for children in Serbia, my home country.

Bila je ovo odlična godina za mene, a voleo bih da bude još bolja :) znate kakav sam. Pogledajte ponudu zvaničnog online šopa, jer sav profit će biti usmeren prema Fondaciji da pomognemo našim mališanima u Srbiji.

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Posted on 22 November 2014

Last week I got to meet Daniella, one of my great fans! She won the Peugeot UK c...

Last week I got to meet Daniella, one of my great fans! She won the Peugeot UK competition and got to ask me a special question. Hint: We talked about The Flash. Special appearance by Tesla!!

Volim kada dobijem priliku da upoznam nekoga od vas! Ove nedelje je to bila Daniela, pobednica Peugeot UK takmičenja. Daniela, hvala ti na razgovoru, uživao sam :)


Peugeot Brand Ambassador Novak Djokovic and our competition winner Danielle have a chat in London during the ATP World Tour Finals. Get social with Peugeot U...

Posted on 21 November 2014

Posted on 17 November 2014

Thank you Seiko. While here in London for the ATP World Tour Finals, they presen...

Thank you Seiko. While here in London for the ATP World Tour Finals, they presented me with this beautiful box, custom-made by a craftsman here in the UK.

Seiko mi je pripremio divno iznenađenje! Baš lep način da mi požele sreću. Hvala!

Novak Djokovic and his fast growing watch collection

When Seiko welcomed Novak Djokovic in January 2014 as its ambassador, his first choice of watch was the Seiko Astron.Since then, Novak’s collection has grown and now includes three Astron watches, including his own Limited Edition, and selections from the Prospex, Premier and Sportura collections. Why so many? Because it has always been our aim to provide Novak with the perfect watch for every aspect of his life. Premier for the evenings, Prospex for water sports, Sportura for training and, most importantly Astron, for when Novak travels; which is a lot. We estimate that, without Astron, Novak would have had to adjust the hands on his watch 60 times or more this year!So, Novak’s growing collection needs a home, and here it is. A custom designed watch ‘wardrobe’, made by a distinguished craftsman in the UK. It was presented to Novak this past weekend in London as he prepared his defence of the ATP World Finals crown. Good luck, Novak!

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Match Thread: Novak Djokovic vs. Kei Nishikori (US Open Semifinal 1)

Didn't see one so here we go.

Enjoy the match folks! Its gonna be a good one.

Set 1: Nishikori leads 6-4

Set 2: Djokovic wins 6-1. We are tied at 1 set all.

Set 3: Nishikori rallies hard to win in a tie break. Leads 2 sets to 1.

Set 4: Nishikori breaks twice and takes the set 6-3

Final: Nishikori beats Djokovic 6-4 1-6 7-6 6-3

Incredible match.

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Posted on 6 September 2014

Match Thread: Djokovic vs Federer (Final, 2014 Wimbledon Championships)

2014 Wimbledon Championships - Final

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (4) Roger Federer

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  • Head-to-head: Federer 18 : 16 Djokovic

  • Djokovic will be ranked No. 1 if he wins today

  • Federer is attempting to win his 8th Wimbledon championship, and 18th Grand Slam overall


2.27PM: Both guys are playing aggressively early on, Federer holds for 3-3.

2.44PM: Rog's serve under pressure in that game, but he holds for 5-5.

2.52PM: I'd say Djokovic has started better, but things are pretty tight. Federer holds to bring up the tiebreak.

2.59PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 6-5, with mini-break and first set point.

3.01PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 7-6, on serve and second set point.

3.02PM: Tiebreak: Federer 8-7, on serve and his first set point.

3.03PM: Extremely tight breaker, Djokovic had two set points but couldn't close.

Federer wins the tiebreak 9-7 on his first set point after Novak nets a backhand. Federer 7-6.


3.12PM: First break points of the match for Djokovic, both of them are saved. Federer holds for 1-0.

3.18PM: Break! Facing another break point, Federer comes into net but gets burned by backhand pass. Djokovic 2-1.

Novak is now getting some treatment from the trainer for the fall he took in the opening game of the set.

3.40PM: Federer holds, and now Djokovic is serving to square the match at 5-4.

3.45PM: Djokovic saves a break point to hold, and he levels the match. Djokovic 6-7, 6-4.


4.06PM: Both guys are holding serve with little trouble in this set so far. 3-3.

4.13PM: Fed serves four aces in a row for a love hold, he's up 5-4 on serve. Two hours played.

4.24PM: Nervy game for Federer, saving two break points to hold. He leads 6-5, on serve.

4.30PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-2.

4.33PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 6-4, double set point.

4.34PM: Federer floats a backhand long, and Djokovic wins the tiebreak 7-4. Djokovic 6-7, 6-4, 7-6.

It's a long way back for Roger, he has only created one break point in the whole match.


4.49PM: Break! Federer down 0-40, saves three break points but his forehand when facing the 4th. Djokovic 3-1.

4.52PM: Break! Rog with the crosscourt forehand winner to break back to 15. Djokovic 3-2, on serve.

4.57PM: Break! Djokovic breaks again to regain the lead, he's up 4-2.

5.06PM: Federer holds, and now Djokovic is serving for the title at 5-3.

5.11PM: Break! Novak falls down and Rog chases the ball out wide, he hits it into the open court to break. Djokovic 5-4, on serve.

5.17PM: Fed facing match point at 30-40, 1st serve is called out but Hawkeye shows it was an ace. He eventually holds for 5-5.

5.20PM: Break! Novak down 0-40, saves 2 BPs but his forehand is long on the 3rd. Federer serving for the set at 6-5.

5.24PM: Roger holds, it's goin' to five. Federer 7-6, 4-6, 6-7, 7-5.


5.34PM: Djokovic holds to lead 2-1, on serve. Novak is taking a MTO for treatment on his leg.

5.53PM: Big save for Djokovic down 30-40, he holds to lead 4-3 on serve.

6.00PM: Federer under immense pressure, saving 3 break points to hold. 4-4.

6.03PM: Novak holds to 15, and now Rog has to hold his serve to stay in it. Djokovic 5-4, on serve.

6.07PM: Federer service (4-5): 15-40, double championship point.

6.07PM: Novak Djokovic is the 2014 Wimbledon champion (6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4)

6.10PM: A shaky service game from Federer in the end, he nets at 15-40 and it's all over.

Djokovic turns around his bad luck at the Majors to claim his 7th Grand Slam title.

Post-match Discussion

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Posted on 6 July 2014

Match Thread: Djokovic vs Dimitrov (Semifinal, 2014 Wimbledon Championships)

2014 Wimbledon Championships - Semifinal

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (11) Grigor Dimitrov

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  • Head-to-head: Djokovic 3 : 1 Dimitrov

  • Djokovic can retake the No. 1 ranking if he wins the title

  • Dimitrov will break the Top 10 rankings from Monday


1.25PM: Break! Shocking game from Dimitrov out of nowhere, 3 UE and a DF to get broken to love. Djokovic 3-2.

1.34PM: Love hold from Dimitrov, and now Djokovic will serve for the opening set at 5-4.

1.39PM: Djokovic is doing well in the windy conditions, taking the first set with a love game. Djokovic 6-4.


1.53PM: Break! Dimitrov had a couple of game points to hold, but he ends up getting broken off a BH forced error. Djokovic 2-1.

2.01PM: First break point for Grigor, but he falls over mid-point. Djokovic ends up holding to lead 3-1.

2.05PM: Dimitrov saves a break point to keep in touch. Djokovic 3-2, with the break.

2.10PM: Break! Novak nets a backhand at 30-40 to bring the set back on serve. 3-3.

2.18PM: Break! Forced FH error from Djokovic to get broken to 15, and now Dimitrov is serving for the set at 5-3.

2.22PM: Novak challenges a line call with Hawkeye, but he's wrong and the match is now square.

After saving that point for the double break, Grigor won the next five consecutive games. Dimitrov 4-6, 6-3.


2.49PM: First break point of the set for Dimitrov, but it's saved very nicely by Djokovic to lead 4-3 on serve.

3.08PM: Apart from that one break point, both men have been holding their serves with little trouble. Tiebreak.

3.10PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-1.

3.12PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 6-2, four set points.

3.13PM: Novak easily wins the breaker 7-2, now just one set away from another Slam final. Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.


3.24PM: Break! Three consecutive double faults and a forehand error from Dimitrov to get broken to love. Djokovic 2-1.

3.31PM: Break! Dimitrov converts the second break point of the game with a crosscourt pass that was plumb on the line. 2-2.

3.34PM: Djokovic with a couple of break point chances, but they're saved. Dimitrov 3-2, on serve.

3.42PM: Huge chance for Dimitrov with three break points, but no conversion. Djokovic holds for 3-3.

3.57PM: Some great points from Dimitrov to bring up a set point, but Djokovic saves it and holds for 5-5.

4.10PM: Tiebreak: Dimitrov 6-5, his third set point of the breaker.

4.11PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 7-6, Grigor doubles and it's Novak's first match point after saving three set points.

4.13PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 8-7, second match point.

4.14PM: Djokovic wins (6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6)

4.20PM: Dimitrov was so close to forcing a fifth set, but Djokovic manages to close it out in four.

Novak progresses into his 14th Grand Slam final: the last 11 of them have been against either Nadal or Murray.

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Posted on 4 July 2014

Novak Djokovic be seeded 1st at Wimbledon even if he loses Sunday; defending champ Murray seeded 3rd

If Djokovic succumbs to the King of Clay once again at Roland Garros, he will be 170 points behind Rafa for World No. 1. However, because Wimbledon uses a different seeding formula that takes into account past grass court performance, Djokovic will actually push ahead of Rafa. The formula is the current ranking points + grass court ranking points earned in the last 12 months + 75% of the grass points earned at their best event in the last 12 months before that.

If Rafa wins:

Rafael Nadal - 12,500

Novak Djokovic - 12,330

Grass Court Points from 2013

Rafa - 10

Novak - 1200

Best Grass Court Event Points from 2012

Rafa - 45 * .75 = 33.75

Novak - 720 * .75 = 540

Wimbledon Seedings

  1. Novak Djokovic - 14,070

  2. Rafael Nadal - 12,543.75

  3. Andy Murray - 7990

  4. Roger Federer - 6740

  5. Stan Wawrinka - 5647.75

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Posted on 6 June 2014

[AMA Request] Novak Djokovic, professional tennis player

I would like to request this AMA, so we can raise awareness about floods that are currently affecting Serbia and Bosnia.

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Our government has opened a Paypal account for this purpose, so you can be sure your money goes to the victims.

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Please do whatever you can to help our cause. Even if it's an upvote, it still counts, because you are raising awareness for our cause. Cities and villages are destroyed, people are losing their lives and homes. Tens of thousands of people are already homeless. Huge damage is done to our factories, hospitals, infrastructure, agriculture and livestock and years of struggle await us. We will do everything we can to repair our country, but we also need your help. Your help will be greatly appreciated and i promise you that our people will never forget.

My 5 Questions:

  1. What advice can you give to young tennis players ?
  2. What was the toughest match you played ?
  3. Do you have any pre-match rituals ?
  4. Is there a rule in tennis that you would alter if you could ?
  5. How do you feel about floods that are currently affecting Serbia and Bosnia and how can reddit help ?

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Posted on 18 May 2014

[AMA Request] Novak Djokovic , second ranking tennis player in the world .

Novak Djokovic former number one ranking tennis player , He won the Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year in 2011 also He alongside the serbian team won the davis cup .

My 5 Questions:

  1. Who were your role models when you were growing up ?
  2. Are you friends with some of the top 15 tennis players and do you meet sometimes with them outside the tennis court ?
  3. Now that you are becoming a father will you put tennis aside and focus more on your child ?
  4. What was the highlight of you career ?
  5. How can you sleep the night before a very important match ?

Public Contact Information: Novaks twitter : Novaks Facebook :

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Posted on 3 May 2014

Match Thread: Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic (Mens Final, BNP Paribas Open 2014)

BNP Paribas Open 2014 - Final

(7) Roger Federer vs (2) Novak Djokovic

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Federer Djokovic
Head-to-head 17-15 15-17
  • Highlights of their previous meeting in Dubai this year

  • Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer go head-to-head for the 33rd time in the final of the 39th edition of the BNP Paribas Open.

  • Federer, who at 32 is trying to become the oldest ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titlist since Andre Agassi (34) in Cincinnati in 2004.

  • Federer is bidding for an unprecedented fifth title at Indian Wells. The Swiss leads the way in the desert with a tournament-high four titles to his name (2012, ‘06, ‘05, ‘04).

  • Djokovic is seeking a third BNP Paribas Open crown (2008, ‘11).

  • Djokovic will remain at No. 2 in the Emirates ATP Rankings no matter today’s result. Federer, on the other hand, will rise from No. 8 to No. 5 and to No. 4 if he wins the title. The last time Federer ranked in the top 4 was on June 24, 2013 when he came into Wimbledon at No. 3.

  • This will be the 33rd meeting between Federer and Djokovic, which will tie for sixth in the list of ‘Most Open Era Match-Ups’. The pair has met 32 times in total (17-15 Federer) - 25 times on hard courts (Federer 13-12); six times on clay (Tied 3-3); and once on grass (1-0 Federer).

All times listed are GMT, unless otherwise stated

9:11PM: Federer to serve.


9:14PM : Federer hits a nice backhand and follows up with some crisp forehands to get to game point. Novak fires a service return winner to get to 40-30, but Federer manages to hold. 1-0*.

9:17PM : BREAK! A ball lands nicely on Novak's baseline, followed by a wayward forehand by Novak gives 0-30 to Federer. Federer sprays a point and nets two more to give Novak his first game point. A double fault by Novak brings his service game to a deuce. Djokovic commands the next point to get to advantage, but then proceeds to net a routine forehand to get to deuce 2. Novak squanders another game point with a double fault. Federer gets a break point with a good volley at the net. Federer takes it to break! *2-0

9:23PM : Federer is hitting some sweet shots making Novak run off the court and gets to 40-15 easily. He holds with a nice serve volley and smash combination! 3-0*

9:26PM : Novak serves another double fault at the dismay to tournament owner Larry Ellison. However Novak proceeds to hold quite comfortably. *3-1

9:31PM : Federer holds serve easily with inch perfect ground strokes that Novak is forced to hit long. Even though Novak hits a brilliant return winner, Federer hits an amazing winner after showing his speed and flexibility. 4-1*

9:34PM : Novak gets to 40-0 after hitting some nice strokes and a Federer error, followed by a Federror shank (r). *4-2

9:37PM : Both players are hitting some amazing winners so far, and it's Novak's turn on Federer's first point. It gets to 30-30 when Federer double faults for the first time. That is followed by an ace and then another unreturnable first serve to get Federer through the game. 5-2*

9:38PM : Novak is serving with new balls. Federer hits another winner off Novak's serve. Another Federer winner takes the game to 30-30, and then Federer misses a volley to give Novak game point. Novak takes it with a good first serve. *5-3.

9:42PM : Federer races to 30-0 as stats show Federer's serve is above 70%. Triple set point is followed after another easy point, then Federer takes it! 6-3

First set statistics.


9:48PM : Novak seems a little on edge, but he soon shows that he isn't when he hits a brilliant angled cross court winner. That is followed by another cross court angled forehand, which Federer can only hit long. Novak looking to make a strong start in the second set, but Federer fires a forehand winner to get the game to 40-30. Novak serves it out with a strong first serve. *0-1

9:52PM : Federer seemingly looks like holding his serve with ease after a couple solid forehands, but Federer gifts Novak two points to 30-30. The game gets to deuce after Novak hits a long forehand followed by a netted stroke from Federer. Federer's serve looks all over the place compared to the 1st set, and he is gifted a game point at advantage when Novak's fires a backhand down the line long. Another wide backhand gives Federer the game. 1-1*

Federer serve direction so far.

9:55PM : Novak is serving well so far this set, au contraire to Federer. Federer is gifting Novak points with some wayward strokes. Novak follows up with a good first serve to close the game. *1-2

10:00PM : Federer has gone off the boil, as he visibly hitting the ball worse than ever for his current form. Novak is making Federer work for his points and gets to 15-30. A tremendous rally ends in a Novak netted backhand after he seemingly looked in control, luckily for Federer. Federer holds after a good first serve and a Novak return that flies out. 2-2*

10:03PM : Federer wins the first point of Novak's service game, but Novak is quickly able to get to 40-15 after hitting some very accurate ground strokes. Novak holds after forcing Federer to mishit a backhand. *2-3

10:06PM : Federer is looking to get his forehand back into form after finding some nice angles on his first point. Some mixed play from both players takes the game to 30-30. Federer arrives at a game point, but Novak is hitting some heavy accurate strokes, and that allows him to take the game to deuce. Some literally insane backhands allows him to hold including one particularly elegant masterpiece worth of Federer. 3-3*

10:14PM : Federer gets first point of Novak's game, but hands Novak the next two as he is trying to force to issue. The match tickles over the 1 hour mark, with the game reaching 30-30. Novak is having none of it, as he hits some heavy forehands to Federer's backhand to get a game point. Novaks hits long to take the game to deuce. Federer returns the favor with a wide forehand service return. Novak proceeds to hold after Federer hits a short return. *3-4

10:17PM : BREAK! Federer is serving with new balls. Novak is trying to show how he can up his levels, as he gets to 15-30 on a weak looking Federer serve. Novak is looking in control as he gets a chance at 2 break points. Federer saves one break point. But after some insane Novak defense, he somehow wins the rally to break! 3-5*

10:23PM : Federer gets to 0-30 on Novak's serve as he looks to break back. A brilliant cross court Novak forehand creates an angle too good for Federer. Federer nets the next point, taking the game to 30-30. Novak comes up with an ace at a crucial time to give himself set point. Then he takes the set after some nice defense and a Federer error. 3-6

2nd set statistics.


10:30PM : Federer looks to hold with ease after he finds a few first serves and forehands. Federer still has game point after netting after a long rally. Federer double faults to take the game to deuce. Rallies are starting to favor Novak after he is getting everything Federer has to offer back into play. The Novak pressure is seeminly getting to Federer as he nets yet another forehand. But Federer hits a forehand winner and manages to dodge a bullet by holding serve. 1-0*

10:37PM : The level of tennis being played is starting to get ridiculous. Novak doesn't look like losing these long rallies, and after some good serving, he gets to two game points with ease. The game goes to deuce after Federer makes Novak net a forehand. Some strong hitting from Novak allows him to hold. *1-1

10:42PM : BREAK! It quickly gets to 15-30 on Federer's serve as Novak anticipates Federer's movement and forehands. Federer double faults to give Novak 2 break points. He saves the second with a brilliant cross court forehand winner. Novak is playing like a man possessed, with some crazy defense. He conjurs up another break point, but Federer aces back to deuce. Some more amazing defense gives Novak a break point, and he takes it after an amazing return forces Federer to spray wide. 1-2*

10:48PM : It gets to 30-30 on Novak's serve. Novak's great defense allows to him hold rather easily as Federer shanks a few points. *1-3

10:50PM : Nothing to say here, except some exquisite points from Federer gives him a love service game! 2-3*

10:55PM : Novak is serving well and is covering the base line surpremely, which gives him the game to love. *2-4

10:57PM : The match intensity has lowered a bit as rallies are much shorter, but Novak and Federer are still both hitting the ball brutally. However, Federer manages to hold comfortably to 15. 3-4*

11:03PM : Novak is reading Federer all too well, it seems. Pin point accuracy. A odd double fault in the game makes it 15-15. A massive forehand return from Federer takes it 15-30. A Federer chip just about lands wide to give Novak a point. The kick second serve is bothering Federer, giving Novak easy points in return. Then follows an amazing point by Novak to hold. *3-5

11:05PM : Federer has found his first serves again, and he races to 40-0. Federer easily holds again after a sublime cross court half volley winner. 4-5*

11:10PM : BREAK! So it's Novak to serve for the Championship then! But is he? Federer quickly gets to 0-30 after some crisp forehands, making Novak stretch. After some more sublime inventive shots, Federer gets to 0-40! Novak saves the first with a brilliant forehand. However, Federer screams in delight as he simply raises to another level with some brilliant returns. *5-5

11:14PM : Federer suddenly can't miss! Some brilliant strokes here from Federer, getting him to 40-0. The crowd is absolutely loving the come back and the amazing tennis. Federer holds after Novak hits a forehand long! 6-5*

11:15PM : It's all too calm, as the match inevitably heads into a final set tiebreaker! 6-6. Players receive an additional challenge.


Novak gets a 3-1 lead, and then Federer nets another forehand to give Novak a 4-1 lead. Novak gets to 5-1 before spraying a forehand long to gift a mini break back to Fed, 5-2. Federer gifts Novak another point for 6-2, but then aces to 6-3. Federer nets and Novak wins Indian Wells 6-3, 3-6, 6-7

Match statistics

Cool 3D of Federer's forehand.

PS: You can see when the match was getting tense! Thanks for reading.

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Match Thread: Nadal vs Djokovic (Final, 2013 ATP World Tour Finals)

2013 ATP World Tour Finals - Final

(1) Rafael Nadal vs (2) Novak Djokovic

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  • Head-to-head: Nadal 22 : 16 Djokovic

  • Their 39th meeting, and 6th match in 2013

  • Djokovic is attempting to win his third title here (Champion in '08 and '12)

  • Nadal attempting to win his first title at this tournament (Runner-up in '10)

8:25PM: Djokovic won the toss, and has elected to serve. Players are warming up now, match to begin soon.


8:43PM: Break! Nadal is down 0-40 on his serve quickly, he saves one B.P. but is broken on the next. Djokovic 2-0.

8:55PM: Rafa in trouble again at 30-40, he saves break point and gets his first game on the board. Djokovic 3-1.

9:00PM: Break! Novak sends his backhand well long on his 3rd break point of the game. Djokovic 3-2, on serve.

9:08PM: Djokovic holds to lead 4-3, on serve.

9:14PM: Break! Stunning defense from Djokovic on break point, he converts it and will serve for the set at 5-3.

9:20PM: The defending champ takes out the opening set in 44 minutes. Djokovic 6-3.


9:27PM: Rafa was down 0-30 in his opening game, but wins 4 points in a row to hold. Nadal 1-0.

9:33PM: Break! Errors are mounting on the Nadal racquet, as Djokovic breaks with a very nice return at 30-40. Djokovic 2-1.

9:47PM: Djokovic holds serve to lead 4-2.

9:54PM: Nadal in trouble at 15-40, he saves the B.Ps and holds to keep in touch. Djokovic 4-3, still with the break.

9:59PM: Djokovic is now a game away from retaining his title at 5-3.

10:04PM: A championship point at 30-40 is saved by Nadal, and now Djokovic will have a chance to serve it out at 5-4.

10:10PM: Djokovic service (5-4): Adv. Djokovic, ace to bring up a third championship point.

10:11PM: Novak Djokovic is the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals Champion (6-3, 6-4)

10:22PM: Impressive performance from Djokovic today, a few hiccups but always looked the more fluent player.

Nadal concludes his comeback season with the No. 1 ranking, and 10 titles from 14 finals.

Since losing at the US Open, Djokovic has won 4 consecutive titles on a 22-match win streak. And he still has to play in the Davis Cup final (Serbia v. Czech Republic), starting this Friday.

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Post Match Discussion: Djokovic vs Nadal (Final, 2013 US Open)

2013 US Open - Final

Rafael Nadal (2) d. Novak Djokovic (1): 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1


8:40PM: Offer up your thoughts on tonight's final.

8:43PM: Race to #1: The points after this tournament will be Djokovic with 10980, and Nadal at 10860 (120 pt. gap).

Djokovic has 3000+ points to defend for the rest of the year, while Nadal will have all gains due to missing the end of last season.

This makes it very unlikely that Djokovic will retain the No. 1 for the end of the year.

8:55PM: Quite a comeback year for Nadal:

  • Win-loss record in 2013: 59-3

  • 13th Grand Slam, his second of the year

  • 10th overall title of the year (12 finals played)

  • Prior to this year, he hadn't won a non-clay title since October 2010 (won 4 hardcourt titles this year)

8:59PM: Tough for Djokovic, he has had a good year but now with three tough losses at consecutive Slams.

No rest for either player as they are both scheduled to play Davis Cup this weekend:

  • World Group semifinals (Serbia vs Canada)

  • World Group play-offs (Spain vs Ukraine)

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Nadal (Final, 2013 US Open)

2013 US Open - Final

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (2) Rafael Nadal

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CHAT #reddit-tennis

Djokovic Nadal
Head-to-head 15-21 21-15
Head-to-head (Hardcourt) 11-6 6-11
Grand Slams: Finals 6 titles, 5 runner-ups 12 titles, 5 runner-ups
Grand Slams: After winning the first set 129-1 146-3
Grand Slams: After losing the first set 22-24 18-19
  • Their 37th meeting, the most between two men in the Open Era

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5:10PM: Djokovic won the toss, and elected to serve. Who are you picking today?


5:29PM: Break! Nadal FH winner off a short ball from Djokovic to secure the first break after 17 minutes. Nadal 2-1.

5:45PM: Nadal gets the first love hold of the day, he leads 4-2.

5:48PM: Break! Hawkeye challenge from Rafa shows the ball is long, he breaks to love and will be serving for the set at 5-2.

5:54PM: Rafa holds to takes the opening set in 42 minutes, he is looking like the better player right now. Nadal 6-2.

In their 36 previous meetings, the winner of the first set has won 31 times.


6:10PM: Novak gets his first look at break points on 15-40, but he can't convert them. Nadal holds for 1-1.

6:23PM: Djokovic holds to lead 3-2, on serve.

6:31PM: Break! A glorious 54-shot rally ends with a Nadal putting it into the net to give up the break. Djokovic 4-2.

6:35PM: Break! Novak quickly finds himself at 0-40, he saves 2 BPs but goes long on the 3rd. Djokovic 4-3, on serve.

He contemplates breaking his racquet on the ground, but he only gets half way through the motion.

6:48PM: Break! 11-minute game where Rafa had 6 game points, but Novak gets a break point and swiftly converts it. Djokovic 5-3.

6:53PM: Djokovic holds with a trademark backhand winner down the line and the match is square. Djokovic 2-6, 6-3.


6:58PM: Break! Djokovic is returning much better now, he breaks to love with ease to start the 3rd. Djokovic 1-0.

7:13PM: Nadal facing BP for the double break, but he saves it and holds. Djokovic 2-1, with the break.

7:21PM: Things are still fairly even right now, Novak is certainly playing better than he did the first set. Djokovic 3-2, with break.

7:29PM: Break! Djokovic had a game point, but is pegged back to break point where he sends a backhand long. 3-3.

7:40PM: Rafa was moving backwards for a return, he loses his footing and falls down. 0-30. EDIT: gif (thx, /u/instag1b)

7:48PM: Gigantic hold for Nadal, he was triple break point down at 0-40 but he saves them all and holds. Nadal 5-4, on serve.

7:54PM: Break! Djokovic was at 30-0, but he drops 4 points a row to get broken. Unbelievable, Nadal 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.

Nadal was a point away from trailing 2 breaks in that set, he broke back, and saved that triple break point towards the end.


8:06PM: 2 break points saved by Rafa in the first game, he holds for 1-0.

8:10PM: Break! Nadal whips a forehand down the line at 30-40 to get he early break. Nadal 2-0.

8:23PM: Rafa holds to lead 4-1.

8:28PM: Break! Backhand is long from Djokovic! Nadal serving for the title leading 5-1.

8:32PM: Nadal service (5-1): 40-15, double championship point.

8:33PM: Rafael Nadal is the 2013 US Open Champion (6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1)

8:35PM: Djokovic sends the ball into the net, and Rafael Nadal wins his 13th Grand Slam championship.

Novak will rue the end of that 3rd set where he let triple break point slip, and then got broken in the following game to lose the set.

Some great tennis from both guys tonight; Rafa won't take the No. 1 ranking yet, but he almost certainly will when the Asian Swing comes around.

8:40PM: Post Match Discussion

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Post Match Discussion: Djokovic vs Murray (Final, Wimbledon 2013)

Wimbledon 2013 - Final

Andy Murray d. Novak Djokovic (6-4, 7-5, 6-4)

Andy Murray has defeated Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon 2013. Offer your thoughts on the match.

5:31PM: Sue Barker: "We've waited 77 years for this..."

5:34PM: Djokovic: "I congratulate him. From my side I gave it my all."

5:34PM: Murray: "Feels slightly different to last year. Last year was one of toughest moments of my career."

5:36PM: Murray: "This one is especially for Lendl as well because he did everything to try to win this one so I hope he enjoyed it."

6:23PM: "Winning Wimbledon is the pinnacle of tennis. Winning Wimbledon, I still can't believe it, can't get my head around it."

"So tough. It was so hot as well. I hadn't played any matches in the heat of the day. Physically incredibly demanding match."

7:05PM: Meant to Be

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Nadal (Semifinal, 2013 French Open)

Roland-Garros 2013 - Semifinal

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (3) Rafael Nadal

  • Head-to-head: Nadal 19 : 15 Djokovic

  • Their last 13 matches have been either finals (11) or in the YEC round robin (2), this will be their first semifinal since November '09

  • Nadal has a 57-1 record at Roland-Garros, winning today will equal Vilas/Federer (58)

  • 12th consecutive Slam semifinal for Djokovic, 2nd behind Federer (23)


1:16PM: Confident start for Djokovic, love hold to go 1-0.

1:35PM: No break points faced yet, Nadal holds for 2-2.

1:43PM: Djokovic withstands the pressure from Nadal to hold, 5 games played in 27 minutes. Djokovic 3-2, on serve.

1:46PM: Love service for Nadal for 3-3.

1:54PM: Break! Novak saves 2 break points with good serving, but facing the 3rd he sends a FH long. Nadal 4-3.

1:58PM: Another love hold for Nadal to extend his lead to 5-3.

2:01PM: Novak holds, Rafa is now serving at 5-4 to take the opener.

2:06PM: Return of serve is long and Nadal takes the opening set. The defending champ is in good shape right now, Nadal 6-4.

Rafa is 139-3 when winning the first set in Grand Slams, the three losses were to Ferrer, Rosol and Djokovic.


2:21PM: Djokovic yet to get break point chance, but he leads this set 2-1, on serve.

2:26PM: Nadal taking a bit too long between serves, and receives a time violation from the umpire. He holds for 2-2.

2:30PM: Break! Djokovic goes for the drop shot, but Nadal gets there for the easy put-away. Nadal breaks for 3-2.

2:40PM: Break! Novak's first 2 break points are saved, but is third time lucky after Rafa nets. Back on serve, 3-3.

2:43PM: Djokovic 4-3, on serve.

2:50PM: Break! Djokovic lets out a roar after he converts the break with a crosscourt FH winner.

With a slight momentum shift in the match, Djokovic will be serving to square the sets leading 5-3.

2:56PM: Nadal can't make the return and Djokovic wins his 4th game in a row.

No real celebration at all from Djokovic after taking that set. Match is squared, Djokovic 4-6, 6-3.


3:05PM: Nadal taken to deuce but he holds. 1-0.

3:10PM: Break! Djokovic ball is called in, and TV Hawkeye replay shows it touching the line. But the umpire rules it out, Nadal 2-0.

3:14PM: Nadal holds for 3-0. Djokovic isn't moving too well right now, he has left the court momentarily.

3:19PM: Break! Djokovic nets to go down another break. Nadal 4-0.

3:28PM: Nole saves a couple of break points to hold, Nadal serving for the set now at 5-1.

3:32PM: Rafa gets a point penalty for taking too long on his serve, but he still holds comfortably. Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.


3:43PM: Good hands from both guys in one of the best points of the match, Djokovic goes on to hold for 2-1.

3:50PM: Novak love service to lead 3-2, on serve.

3:55PM: Nadal holds, it's 3-3. Only 4 points have gone against serve in this set so far.

3:59PM: Break! Djokovic hits his FH way long to cough up the first break in this set. Nadal close to another final at 4-3.

4:03PM: Break! Nadal wins the first point of the game, but Novak knocks out 4 points in a row to break back. 4-4.

4:06PM: Make that 8 points in a row, Djokovic leads 5-4 on serve.

4:10PM: Love hold from Rafa, it's 5-5.

4:16PM: Break! Djokovic forehand is long to give up the break, Nadal to serve for the match at 6-5.

4:22PM: Break! Nadal 2 pts away from winning at 30-15, but is pegged back to 30-40: Novak converts with a clean FH winner.

He has broken back to bring up the 4th set tiebreak.

4:26PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-1.

4:29PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-3, with mini-break.

4:30PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 6-3, Nole puts away smash for triple set point.

4:31PM: And we're going to a fifth set, incredible fighting from two champions.

Volley is netted by Nadal to lose the breaker 3-7, Djokovic 4-6, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6.


4:39PM: Break! Nadal nets a FH on 30-40 to get broken in this opening game. Djokovic 1-0.

4:46PM: Novak saves a break point to hold, he leads 2-0.

5:03PM: Nadal pushed to deuce, he holds with a lovely backhand right in the corner. Djokovic 3-2, with break.

5:07PM: Love service for Djokovic to move up to 4-2.

5:10PM: Nadal holds to keep in touch, Djokovic leading 4-3 with the break still.

5:17PM: Big moment on deuce as Novak makes a smash, but runs into the net to concede the point. Adv. Nadal.

5:20PM: Break! Djokovic saves a break point but nets on the next one. More than 4 hours played, it's 4-4.

5:24PM: Rafa holds to take the lead for the first time in this set. Nadal 5-4.

5:28PM: Fantastic curling FH from Nadal almost went out but hits the line for 30-30, but Djokovic ends up holding for 5-5.

5:44PM: Rafa chases down the ball and hits it between his legs, smash from Novak is an UE. He ends up holding for 7-7.

5:48PM: Nadal 8-7, on serve. Djokovic annoyed at the condition of the court, wants it watered but umpire not budging.

5:51PM: Djokovic service (7-8): 0-40, Triple match point.

5:52PM: Nadal wins (6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7)

5:57PM: A fantastic match from both men, it's all over after 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Many big moments, but the biggest would have to be the game where Novak ran into the net and was soon broken afterwards.

Rafael Nadal is into his 8th Roland-Garros final on Sunday, trying to win the 12th Slam of his career.

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Murray (Men's Final, 2013 Australian Open)

2013 Australian Open - Men's Singles, Final

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (3) Andy Murray

Video streaming: Firstrowsports, Streamhunter, ESPN

Radio: AO Radio

. Novak Djokovic Andy Murray
Head-to-head 10 wins, 7 losses 7 wins, 10 losses
Slam Finals 5 titles, 4 runner-ups 1 title, 4 runner-ups
If they win... First man in Open Era to win 3 AOs consecutively First man in Open Era to win their first 2 Slams back-to-back
Equal Becker and Edberg with 6 Slams His first Australian Open title out of 3 finals in Melbourne
Equal Federer and Agassi with 4 AO titles First British man w/ 107 Slam wins (currently tied w/ Perry)
  • 14 out of their 17 meetings, the winner of the first set wins the match

  • Third year in a row that they've met at the Australian Open (Both Djokovic wins: 2011 final, 2012 semifinal)

  • Djokovic has now made it to 8 of the last 10 Men's Slam finals (4 won, 3 lost, 1 more to be determined tonight)

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7:37PM: Murray won the toss and elected to receive, play to begin in about 10 minutes.


7:58PM: Murray holds to love for 2-2.

8:03PM: Novak taken to deuce, but he plays a great point to hold. Djokovic 3-2, on serve.

8:13PM: Murray saves 4 break points in a 9-minute game, the rallies getting a bit longer now. 3-3.

8:19PM: Djokovic holds for 4-3, on serve. Good point where he fell over and recovered to win the rally.

8:25PM: Break point saved by Andy, he holds for 4-4.

8:29PM: Nole showing agitation with his shoes, and his leg is slightly bleeding from his fall. He holds, Djokovic 5-4.

8:44PM: Service winner by Murray to bring up a first set tiebreak after an hour played.

8:46PM: Tiebreak: Murray 3-0, the ball is sent long by Djokovic.

8:51PM: Tiebreak: Murray 6-1, 5 set points.

8:53PM: Ball is sent long and Andy takes the first set 7-2 in the breaker. 68 minutes played, Murray 7-6.


9:07PM: Huge hold for Djokovic, was 0-40 down but finishes with a 26-shot rally to hold. 1-1.

9:20PM: Novak shows his frustration at the moment, kicks the ball up near the stands. Murray 3-2, on serve.

9:28PM: Andy is winning 87% of points on his first serve. Murray 4-3, on serve.

9:41PM: 5-5. Djokovic has won 21 out of 25 net approaches tonight so far.

9:49PM: Backhand crosscourt winner by Novak brings up another breaker.

9:53PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-2, Andy's forehand down the line floats wide.

9:57PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 6-3, triple set point to square the final.

9:58PM: The 2nd set tiebreak is taken out by Djokovic 7-3, total time played now is 2 hours and 13 minutes. Djokovic 6-7, 7-6.


10:01PM: 3-minute injury timeout for Andy Murray before the 3rd set begins, working on his foot.

10:17PM: Murray's facial expressions telegraphing his pain, but he's still playing at a good level right now. He holds for 2-2.

10:29PM: Djokovic holds for 4-3, on serve.

10:34PM: Murray service (3-4): 0-40, triple break point.

10:36PM: Andy's forehand hits the net tape, and that's the first service break of the final. Djokovic 5-3.

10:39PM: Love service gives the Serb the 3rd set after almost 3 hours played. Djokovic 6-7, 7-6, 6-3.

Murray giving central umpire John Blom a piece of his mind regarding the people in the crowd calling out.


10:53PM: First break point chance for Murray in a while, but he can't get it into play. Djokovic holds for 1-1.

10:56PM: Andy nets at 30-40 and is broken the for the 2nd time tonight. Djokovic 2-1.

11:01PM: Djokovic 3-1.

11:10PM: A ball fell out of Andy's pocket during play in that game, they had to replay the point.

Murray goes on to get broken again, it's probably lights out on getting his 2nd Slam trophy now. Djokovic 4-1.

11:20PM: Djokovic 5-2, now serving for the 2013 Australian Open. Yet to have his serve broken tonight.

11:23PM: Djokovic service (5-2): 40-30, first championship point.

11:25PM: Novak Djokovic is the 2013 Australian Open Champion (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

11:28PM: Too good from Djokovic tonight, his serve was never broken and he looked like he could've played another set easily if it had gone to a fifth.

Murray started strongly but wasn't moving as well later in the match, perhaps due to some fatigue and his blistered foot that had to be treated in the 3rd set.

He wins his 6th career Slam and 4th Australian Open, and becomes the first man in the Open Era to win it 3 times consecutively.

11:32PM: Post Match Discussion.

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Wawrinka (Fourth Round, 2013 Australian Open)

2013 Australian Open - Men's Singles, Fourth Round

(1) Novak Djokovic vs (15) Stanislas Wawrinka

Streams: Firstrowsports, Streamhunter, ESPN / Radio: AO Radio

  • Head-to-head: Djokovic 11 : 2 Wawrinka

  • Djokovic has a chance this year to be the first man in the Open Era to win 3 Australian Open titles consecutively

  • Djokovic has featured in 7 of the last 9 Men's Finals in Grand Slams, winning 4 of them.


8:49PM: Novak sends it wide and is broken early :O. Wawrinka 2-1.

8:57PM: Beautiful backhand crosscourt by Stan for the double break. Wawrinka 4-1.

9:00PM: Love hold, Wawa going HAM. Wawrinka 5-1.

9:05PM: Forehand winner and Wawrinka breaks again to take the first set, Wawrinka 6-1; Novak is broken for the first time in the tournament three times in 26 minutes, crazy. I don't expect this momentum to last, but it's still shocking nonetheless.


9:09PM And right on time Djokovic breaks to open the second set. 1-0.

9:13PM: Nole broken again, 1-1.

9:21PM: Stan saves a break point to hold. Wawrinka 2-1, on serve.

9:27PM: Another beautiful backhand winner by Wawrinka to break Djokovic. Wawrinka 3-1.

9:40PM: Novak making a lot of errors tonight, he sends it wide and Stan holds. Wawrinka 5-2.

9:43PM: Nole holds, Wawa serving for a two set lead at 5-3 now.

9:47PM: Wawrinka's backhand tips off the top of the court and it bounces out, back on serve. Wawrinka 5-4.

10:00PM: Djokovic breaks again to serve to even up the sets. Djokovic 6-5.

10:04PM: Novak takes the second set to square the match. Djokovic 1-6, 7-5.

Wawrinka missed his opportunity when was serving for the two-set lead; and it looks like Djokovic is a lot more comfortable now, making fewer errors.


10:11PM: Two fantastic points in a row by Djokovic to get the early break. He's turned it all around, Djokovic 1-0.

10:16PM: Stan breaks right back. 1-1.

10:38PM: Wawrinka 4-3, on serve. Just over two hours played now.

10:41PM: Love hold by Nole to square it at 4-4.

10:45PM: Djokovic lets out a roar as he breaks Wawrinka again. Djokovic 5-4, serving for the third.

10:49PM: Novak holds to go to a two sets to one lead, that just might be lights out for Stan. Djokovic 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.


10:55PM: Stan holds to open the fourth, 1-0.

11:02PM: Wawrinka goes for the drop shot on break point but it doesn't clear the net, Novak goes on to hold. 1-1.

11:12PM: Djokovic saves another break point, and he holds again. 2-2.

11:18PM: 3-3.

11:23PM: Wawrinka taken to deuce but holds for 4-3, still on serve.

11:35PM: Stan holds; now consulting with the trainer with a possible medical timeout incoming. Wawrinka 5-4, on serve.

11:41PM: 5-5. Wawa knocks the K out the plastic Kia sign on the net, crowd is amused.

11:47PM: Djokovic holds to bring up the tiebreak... you'd expect Nole to probably pull through now.

11:50PM: Tiebreak: Wawrinka 3-0.

11:55PM: Tiebreak: Wawrinka 6-3, triple set point...

11:56PM: Tiebreak: Wawrinka 6-5, one set point...

11:58PM: Allez! Stan serves out the breaker 7-5 to bring up a fifth. It's midnight in Melbourne, Wawrinka 6-1, 5-7, 4-6, 7-6.


12:04AM: Nole broken straight away to begin, Wawrinka 1-0.

12:13AM: Djokovic breaks back, and also breaks the Kia signage on the other side. 1-1.

12:18AM: Two break points saved by Novak, it's on serve. Djokovic 2-1.

12:41AM: Stan saves a break point to even it up at 4-4. Clock ticks over 4 hours played.

12:51AM: Incredible from Djokovic, he saves four break points. Dodgy line call there at a critical moment... Stan has to serve to stay in it from now on, Djokovic 5-4.

1:00AM: 6-6, challenges refreshed.

1:29AM: Djokovic 11-10.

1:40AM: Third match point for Djokovic.

1:42AM: Djokovic wins (1-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 12-10)

1:52AM: Stan does an amazing job to hold off two match points, but Djokovic converts the third in the dramatic last game; really unfortunate for Wawrinka, the win could've easily have gone his way. 5h, 2m played.

Incredible tennis by both guys, and a pretty nice tonic to a day that featured some average matches.

Novak advances to play Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, presumably the night match on Tuesday.

2:00AM: Today's results (Day 7) in case you missed them.

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Murray (Men's Singles, Final - US Open 2012)

US Open - Men's Singles (Final)

(2) Novak Djokovic vs (3) Andy Murray

Streams: Firstrowsports, Lshunter,, ESPN / Radio:

  • Djokovic leads the head-to-head 8-6

  • Ivan Lendl lost his first four Slam finals before winning the French Open '84 defeating John McEnroe.

  • If Murray wins, he will get his first Slam in five attempts, and becomes the first British male since Fred Perry to win a Slam (USO 1936).

  • If Djokovic wins, he will equal Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg for all-time number of Slam titles (six). A win will also mean he is 535 points behind number one ranked Federer.


4:22PM: 1-1 to start the match, each player breaking one another.

4:35PM: Djokovic double faults at break point, his third of the match already. Murray 3-2.

4:42PM: Murray 4-2. Error count so far, Murray: 9 / Djokovic: 13.

4:53PM: Novak breaks back, you sort of the had the feeling it would happen in these conditions. 4-4.

5:13PM: A Murray hold takes us to a first set breaker. Who are you picking?

5:20PM: Tiebreak: Djokovic 4-2 at the change of ends.

5:25PM: Tiebreak: 5-5, Djokovic slipping sending a return into the net to square it again.

5:35PM: Tiebreak: 10-10, Andy has had five set points but can't convert. Physically punishing rallies.

5:37PM: Sir Connery likes that, Andy takes the set on his sixth set point chance 12-10.

Murray would've gone crazy if he let that go, 87 minutes played. Murray 7-6.


5:49PM: Murray takes a 2-0 lead after breaking Djokovic to love.

5:58PM: Djokovic is broken once again, Murray goes up 4-0. Goodness.

6:02PM: Murray broken, Novak still down a break though. Murray 4-1.

6:16PM: Murray 5-3, serving for a two set lead. Over two hours played.

6:21PM: A really atrocious game from Murray, four unforced errors and Nole breaks. Murray 5-4, on serve again.

6:25PM: Beautiful lob, Djokovic has raised his level again. 5-5.

6:30PM: Murray 6-5, on serve.

6:37PM: Djokovic sends it long to give Murray another break and the second set. Murray 7-5.


6:55PM: The first break of the third set sees Djokovic taking the lead, 2-1.

7:04PM: Djokovic 3-2, still has the break.

7:13PM: Three hours played, Novak saves two break points. Djokovic 4-2.

7:17PM: Skidding ball catches Andy by surprise, and he is broken again. Djokovic serving for the third, 5-2.

7:22PM: With a smash, Djokovic takes the third, Murray still leading two sets to one. Djokovic 6-2.

Murray has 18 winners to 38 errors, Djokovic with 20 to 44.


7:29PM: Novak screams, "C'mon!!" as he breaks Murray's opening service. Djokovic 1-0.

7:49PM: Djokovic 3-1, saves a break point.

Novak is given a time violation, there should really be some leeway in that situation; that wasn't really warranted.

8:01PM: Stunning defense from Djokovic, maintains the lead 4-2.

8:09PM: Djokovic 5-3.

8:14PM: Andy Murray sends it long and Djokovic breaks to even it up in this final. Djokovic 6-3.

Just over four hours played, both players fighting hard; this is going to be really agonizing for the runner-up.


8:22PM: Murray breaks to open the deciding set. Murray 1-0.

8:35PM: Djokovic is broken once again, Murray leads 3-0. This could be the day...

8:41PM: Andy sends a slice wide and gives Novak one of the breaks back. Murray 3-1.

8:51PM: Murray 4-2.

8:56PM: !!! Novak is broken once again... Andy Murray serving for his first Grand Slam trophy at 5-2.

Djokovic calling for the trainer, now taking a medical time-out. Crowd is giving him a bit of grief.

9:01PM: Murray service: 40-0, three Championship points.

9:03PM: 40-15.

9:04PM: Andy Murray is the 2012 US Open Champion (7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2)

9:06PM: Novak tries to rocket a FH winner but it goes long, the drought is over... Andy Murray is a Grand Slam champion. He did it the hard way in a dramatic five-setter beating the defending champ.

Djokovic battled hard but there probably wasn't much in his legs in that last set after playing two hours yesterday.

9:11PM: Djokovic: "It wasn't to be, but I want to congratulate Andy for his first Grand Slam. He absolutely deserves it."

9:12PM: A wry smile from Lendl as he's mentioned in the post-match interview.

9:16PM: This caps off a great summer for Andy, runner-up at Wimbledon, singles Gold and mixed Silver at the Olympics and now his maiden Slam, the US Open 2012.

We will now have to retire those Murray Slam jokes.

Post-Match Discussion

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Match Thread: Djokovic vs Federer (Semi-final, Wimbledon 2012)

Wimbledon 2012 - Gentlemens' Semi-final

Novak Djokovic (1) vs Roger Federer (3)

Streams: Firstrowsports, Lshunter

Radio: Radio Wimbledon

  • Federer leads the head-to-head with 14 to 12
  • Djokovic has won the last three times after Federer's victory at the French Open 2011
  • This is their first ever meeting on grass
  • Djokovic's 9th consecutive Slam semi-final, 3rd best streak of all time (Federer: 23, Lendl: 10)
  • Federer leads tournament in points won on receiving first serves (138 in 5 matches)

1:27PM: Kind of unremarkable play from both guys right now. But Federer gets first break to go 4-2 up.

1:35PM: Federer takes first set 6-3 in 24 minutes.

1:42PM: Djokovic gets the early break, playing much better now. Up 2-0 in the second.

1:50PM: Love service game for Djokovic to go up 4-1 in the second.

2:03PM: Djokovic takes the second set 6-3, we're even at a set a piece. No real flow to the match right now, but it's clear Novak is more comfortable right now.

2:15PM: Djokovic saves break point for 1-1 in the third.

2:29PM: Best rally of the match thus far as Djokovic saves break point at 30-40, 2-3.

2:35PM: Djokovic fights off break points to make it 3-3 in the third. The level of play has picked up.

2:44PM: Federer snuffs out Novak's first break point chance of the set. Fed 5-4.

2:51PM: Federer hits an overhead to break, wins the third set. He's leading 6-3 3-6 6-4.

2:52PM: Novak had 4 unforced errors in the first set, 3 in the second, and 9 in the third.

2:59PM: Novak shanks it, 3 break point chances for Roger coming up. 0-40.

3:00PM: Federer breaks early, up 2-0 in the fourth.

3:03PM: It was 30-30 but Roger holds, now 3-0.

3:08PM: Novak holds. 3-1.

3:17PM: Djokovic saves three break points in a row. Veins of ice, man. Fed 4-2 in the fourth.

3:19PM: Comfortable hold for Federer, up 5-2. The betting odds earlier were paying out Djokovic $1.39 to the dollar; Federer $3.04.

3:23PM: Deuce in this Djokovic service game.

3:25PM: Good hold for Novak, Roger to serve for a place in his first Wimbledon Final in 3 years.

3:27PM: Roger looking a bit edgy in this game, 30-30.


3:32PM: 6-3 3-6 6-4 6-3 / Great performance from Federer, who had 31 winners and 10 U.E. for the match. Djokovic's serve was letting him down in the final two sets.

3:38PM: Djokovic finishes at 11000 points after this tournament, if Federer wins the final he will take the #1 ranking (11075 points).

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