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A look at each of Novak Djokovic’s 2021 Grand Slam matches

Sep. 11, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic is 27-0 in Grand Slam matches in 2021, moving him one victory from being the first man to win all four major tennis championships in one season since Rod Laver in 1969. Djokovic, a 34-year-old from Serbia who is ranked No. 1, won seven...

Djokovic, Barty, Osaka, Gauff headline Indian Wells field

Sep. 08, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Ash Barty, the top-ranked men’s and women’s players in the world, headline the entry list for the BNP Paribas Open, which is being played in the fall for the first time after being delayed twice because of the pandemic. ...

No. 1 Barty beats Krejcikova to reach semis in Cincinnati

Aug. 20, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Top-ranked Ash Barty beat Barbora Krejcikova 6-2, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open. Barty will face two-time Cincinnati finalist Angelique Kerber, who won her quarterfinal when two-time Wimbledon champion Petra...

Well-rested Barty's match at Cincinnati delayed by rain

Aug. 17, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — One long layoff was no problem for Ash Barty. She’s got this year’s Wimbledon championship to prove it. She’s hoping to respond as well to another delay. The top-ranked Barty’s second-round match in the Western &...

Federer needs 3rd surgery; has 'glimmer of hope' to return

Aug. 15, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

Roger Federer is going to miss the U.S. Open and be sidelined for months because he needs a third operation on his right knee, a procedure he said will leave him with “a glimmer of hope” that he can return to competition. Federer announced the news Sunday via a video...

After time off, Nadal back in action with Washington debut

Aug. 01, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rafael Nadal is back after missing Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics with a previously undisclosed foot problem, back after not lifting a racket for three weeks. Nadal will return to competition Wednesday night at the Citi Open, making his debut at the...

'I feel so terrible': Djokovic's Golden Slam bid is over

Jul. 30, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on Alexander Zverev’s shoulder as his German opponent and friend consoled him. “I told him that he’s the greatest of all time,” Zverev said. “I know...

Serbia coach: team was against Djokovic's mixed doubles play

Jul. 29, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With so much on the line — the Golden Slam, the calendar-year Grand Slam, Olympic singles gold — it’s been a mystery to many why Novak Djokovic entered the mixed doubles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. Why risk injury or getting fatigued because of...

Djokovic says 'pressure is a privilege' that he can handle

Jul. 28, 2021 09:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — With the topic of athletes’ mental health and pressure being discussed at the Olympics, Novak Djokovic said “pressure is a privilege.” The top-ranked Serb was asked how he deals with the pressure of attempting to accomplish something that no man has...

Village life: Djokovic relishing the Olympic experience

Jul. 28, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There he is doing the splits with the Belgian gymnastics team. Offering mental strength advice to Turkey’s volleyballers. Screaming wildly with a roomful of teammates when a fellow Serb wins gold in taekwondo. Posing for pictures with South African field hockey players —...