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July 10th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: I’m Glad To Be Ranked No. 1 Again [Video]

In a promo interview with his sponsor HEAD racquets, Novak Djokovic admits that after all he’s been through with his team, injuries and tough losses, he’s glad to be back on top of the ATP Rankings.

This is his 102nd week ranked as No. 1 which moves him ahead of Andre Agassi on the all-time ATP Rankings list. He’ll soon pass Bjorn Borg for No. 7 at the US Open.

Djokovic added that his life is full of joy at the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:11 am in Videos | 11 Comments »

July 10th, 2014

Scenes From Novak Djokovic’s Bachelor Party Last Month In Ibiza [Video]

Video is now out of Novak Djokovic’s bachelor party in Ibiza last month. The Serb, who is slated to marry Jelena Ristic Thursday in a ceremony in Montenegro, followed up his fun with the friends in the sub by winning a second Wimbledon.

Maybe Djokovic should party before every Grand Slam?

Perhaps taking Djokovic’s cue, Rafael Nadal is also spending some time this week in Ibiza….

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:40 am in Videos | 9 Comments »

July 9th, 2014

Wedding: Novak Djokovic And Jelena Ristic Are Reportedly Getting Married Today! [Video]

According to reports from Serbia, the wedding between Novak Djokovic and his longtime girlfriend Jelena Ristic will take place as scheduled, today in a resort in Montenegro.

The Wimbledon champ and his bride-to-be arrived last night at the Tivet Airport then headed to the Sveti Stefan resort. Friend Mark Stillitano is rumored to be Novak’s best man. And among the 140 or so invitees to the private, half a million dollar wedding are Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Viktor Troicki …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 9:39 am in Romance, Videos | 23 Comments »

July 8th, 2014

9 Things I Think I Thought About Djokovic, Federer, Serena And Wimbledon

Wrapping up Wimbledon, we sure learned a lot. So let’s get to it.

1. Novak Djokovic Will Be Among The All-Time Greats
Novak Djokovic absolutely could not afford to lose that final. Not after losses in his last three Grand Slam title bouts, five of his recent six.

I always talk about “want” when these type of matches come around, and Djokovic simply wanted it more. But it wasn’t easy. In fact it almost didn’t happen.

Djokovic of course was up 5-2 in the …

Posted by Sean Randall @ 4:44 pm in Wimbledon | 134 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Roger Federer: We Both Walk Away Happy, Him A Little More Than Me, But I’m Happy Overall

Roger Federer came within just a few points of a record 8th Wimbledon title and 18th career Grand Slam. But the Swiss fell just short in a 5-set loss to top seeded Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.

Federer, who turns 33 next month, was appearing in his first Grand Slam final since his 2012 Wimbledon title run. And he had beaten the Serb in the lone grass meeting and their lone Grand Slam final back at the 2007 US …

Posted by Staff @ 11:58 pm in Wimbledon | 16 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic: This Was The Best Quality Slam Final I’ve Been A Part Of, I Needed This Win!

Novak Djokovic finally got back in the Grand Slam win column. After losing his last three finals since the 2013 Australian Open, Djokovic regained his winning form to win a second Wimbledon title and 7th overall Slam following a dramatic 5-set thriller over 7-time champion Roger Federer.

The Serb, who has now beaten Federer at every Slam, failed to close it out at 5-2 in the fourth allowing the Swiss to run five straight games. But Djokovic rebounded at the end, …

Posted by Staff @ 11:39 pm in Wimbledon | 35 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

ATP/WTA Previews: Ferrer, Isner, Halep Lead Events

SkiStar Swedish Open
Bastad, Sweden; Surface: clay

Seeds: David Ferrer, Tommy Robredo, Fernando Verdasco, Jerzy Janowicz, Joao Sousa, Jeremy Chardy, Carlos Berlocq, Pablo Carreno Busta

Floaters: none

Notes: Spanish armada occupy the No. 1-3 seeds…Seeds Sousa, Chardy and Carreno Busta are making their first appearances…Wildcards went to Swedes Markus Eriksson, Christian Lindell and Elias Ymer…Withdrawing from the event were Nicolas Almagro and Lukasz Kubot…Returning champions in the field are Berlocq (2013), Ferrer (2012,’07), and Robredo (2008,’06).

Stuttgart MercedesCup
Stuttgart, Germany; Surface: clay

Seeds: Fabio Fognini, …

Posted by Staff @ 6:42 pm in Tennis | 6 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Poll: Will Roger Federer Win Another Grand Slam?

Roger Federer showed the doubters that there’s still magic left in his game. Nearing his 33rd birthday, Federer beat Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, then took out the powerful youngster Milos Raonic in straight sets.

And today in the final he came excruciatingly close to beating top seed Novak Djokovic before losing in a very tight, very well played 5-set thriller.

In the match Federer showcased his incredible movement and displayed some awesome serving, but Djokovic was just a …

Posted by Staff @ 3:05 pm in Polls, Wimbledon | 66 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Novak Djokovic Dedicates His Wimbledon Title To His Future Wife And Baby [Video]

Novak Djokovic spoke to the BBC’s Sue Barker after collecting his second career Wimbledon title after an epic win over Roger Federer today.

“I want to dedicate this win to a few people, first of all to my future wife and our future baby. I am going to become a father soon and I am still preparing for that,” Djokovic told the BBC.

“To my family and my team for sacrificing a lot of their lives to allow me to live the …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:28 pm in Videos, Wimbledon | 98 Comments »

July 6th, 2014

Roger Federer Shed A Single Tear After Losing Today In The Wimbledon Final

Roger Federer was reduced to just one tear after losing today to Novak Djokovic in a Wimbledon final epic, 67, 64, 76, 57, 64 in 3 hours and 56 minutes.

“It was a great final,” said Federer after hitting 29 aces. “I can’t believe I made it to five. It wasn’t looking good there for a while. You know going into a match with Novak it’s always going to be tough; we play athletic points. I can only say congratulations today …

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:05 pm in Wimbledon | 71 Comments »


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ATP - Jul 28 WTA - Jul 28
1 Novak Djokovic1 Serena Williams
2 Rafael Nadal2 Na Li
3 Roger Federer3 Simona Halep
4 Stan Wawrinka4 Petra Kvitova
5 Tomas Berdych5 Agnieszka Radwanska
6 David Ferrer6 Maria Sharapova
7 Milos Raonic7 Eugenie Bouchard
8 Juan Martin Del Potro8 Angelique Kerber
9 Grigor Dimitrov9 Jelena Jankovic
10 Andy Murray10 Victoria Azarenka
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