Winning Grand Slams is no longer my priority, says Djokovic IMAGE: Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters. Novak Djokovic no longer sees winning Grand Slam titles or staying top of the men’s ATP rankings as a priority in his tennis career, Serbia’s world number one said on Friday. “I don’t want to think about winning titles and being the number one any more in order to avoid putting pressure on myself,” Djokovic, the winner of 12 ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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IMAGE: Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka celebrates after defeating Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at the US Open on Sunday. Photograph: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters Stan Wawrinka, who captured his maiden US Open title and first grand slam trophy of the year after defeating world number one Novak Djokovic, is unable to contain his excitement. Despite losing the opening set, the 31-year-old Swiss continued to play aggressively as he defeated ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Time to revise Wawrinka's tattoo? Rediff.com, 2 months ago Wawrinka fights back to beat Djokovic in US Open final Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: General view of the playing of the national anthem at Arthur Ashe stadium before the match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Photograph: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters. The US Open reached an emotional climax on Sunday as the year's final grand slam paused amid heavy security before the start of the men's singles to remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago. As heavily armed law enforcement officers and bomb sniffing dogs ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The US Open heads into the business ends with the men’s singles gold, silver and bronze medallists from the Rio Olympics battling for more glory at Flushing Meadows. Second seed Andy Murray, who has enjoyed a dream summer with a second Wimbledon title and a second Olympic gold, would like nothing more than ending the fortnight with a second US Open trophy. Standing in the Scot's way is Japanese sixth seed and Olympic bronze winner Kei Nisihikori, who has quietly gone about his business ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'I feel Chennai is a lucky hunting ground for me, and will help me achieve my immediate goal. I think it will be a great way to begin 2017.' World number six Marin Cilic will be the biggest international star in the singles field at the upcoming Chennai Open, the only ATP 250 tournament in India. The 2014 US Open champion confirmed his entry for India's premium event at the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) Tennis Stadium in Nungambakkam from January 2."I am so happy to announce ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
IMAGE: India's tennis legend Leander Paes. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images. Practising his strokes for over seven million times has given him an unforgettable muscle memory and an uncompromising diet has kept his enviable fitness intact in an astonishing 25-year long career but Leander Paes is not training the way he used to train 20 years ago. The 43-year-old has just finished another season in his glorious career and he is not finished yet. Rather, he has set himself a new target ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts. Photograph: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images Australia's tempestuous talent Nick Kyrgios has the potential to be a future grand slam champion but could just as easily be lost to the sport if he fails to get the support he needs, according to former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. The 21-year-old was suspended for eight weeks by the ATP on Monday following his second round exit at the Shanghai Masters where he clashed with fans, the chair umpire and walked ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'I am trying to be best in the world but I know it's difficult every year.' IMAGE: David Ferrer has a staggering record of 685 singles victories, 13th in the all-time victory list, in a successful 16-year career, but Grand Slam success has eluded him. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters David Ferrer is candid about himself; there's no pretence or airs. He has a staggering record of 685 singles victories, 13th in the all-time victory list, in a successful 16-year career, but Grand Slam success ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
But membership in Big Four is not of huge interest for Wawrinka IMAGE: Stanislas Wawrinka, right, of Switzerland embraces Novak Djokovic of Serbia after defeating him. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images. Following Stanislas Wawrinka's win at the US Open on Sunday, it may finally be time to officially expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to the 'Big Five'. Since 2005, when Rafael Nadal won his first French Open crown, the Spaniard, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray have formed ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Amritraj said neither he nor the players were consulted before the venue was decided for the Play-off-tie ‘The general feeling is that the Spanish team are so better than us that it doesn't make much of a difference whether we play in the heat of the day or in the evening’ IMAGE: India's Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna acknowledge the crowd after winning 3-0 against Korea during the Asia/Oceania Group I Davis Cup match. Photograph: PTI. The evening start for the Davis Cup tie ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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