‘When politics interferes with sport, the result is not good’: Novak Djokovic on banning Russian athletes from competing at Wimbledon

Tennis 04/22/22, 09:24

The Wimbledon Tournament, All England Club, announced on April 20, through a statement that it will ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from competing after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This controversial decision will leave tennis players out of the oldest competition in the world. Novak Djokovic, the world number one, said it is "crazy" ...

Djokovic holds majority stake in Danish drugmaker developing Covid pill

News 01/21/22, 03:39

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, who was deported from Australia for his unvaccinated status, reportedly holds a significant stake in a drug manufacturer developing Covid pills in Denmark. Djokovic and his wife, Jelena, have invested in QuantBioRes A/S and are holding an 80% stake in the Copenhagen–based company, which is experimenting with ...

No Golden Slam for Djokovic, his Olympic bid ends in a tantrum

Tennis 08/01/21, 01:02

The world's number one tennis player Novak Djokovic failed to earn a medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, July 31, falling in the bronze medal match against Spain's Pablo Carreo Busta a day after his quest for the elusive Golden Slam came up short.Djokovic became increasingly frustrated with his ...

Djokovic wins Wimbledon, tying Federer and Nadal

Tennis 07/12/21, 15:39

Novak Djokovic won his sixth Wimbledon title on Sunday, July 11, defeating Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-3.After over 2 1/2 hours, the Wimbledon final was tied at one set apiece, and Novak Djokovic's attempt for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam victory was at a critical juncture ...

Update: US teen Anisimova into 3rd round at French Open

Sports 05/30/19, 06:27

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:20 p.m.Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after missing a shot during her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)American teenager Amanda Anisimova ...

Osaka plays Azaranka in matchup of current and former No. 1s

Tennis 05/30/19, 01:29

Naomi Osaka plays Victoria Azaranka in a matchup of current and former No. 1 players in the second round of the French Open.Also Thursday, Serena Williams is back on Court Philippe Chatrier against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.In men's action, top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 104th-ranked Henri Laaksonen, a "lucky loser" who ...

Old timer’s day: Karlovic, Bryan bros. in wins for the ages

Sports 05/28/19, 13:21

Midnight gym sessions were the key to Ivo Karlovic's French Open preparations.For a 40-year-old with two kids to look after, 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. was the only time that Karlovic could get away to work on his fitness.The late-night work paid off when Karlovic produced a 7-6 (4), 7-5, ...

A year after semifinal run, Cecchinato loses in 1st round

Tennis 05/26/19, 13:16

Marco Cecchinato's achievements at Grand Slam tournaments still start and end with his stunning run to the semifinals of last year's French Open, which included an upset win over Novak Djokovic.The Italian clay-courter wasted a two sets-to-none lead in a 2-6, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 loss to French wild ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: A look at younger, less-famous challengers

Sports 05/25/19, 12:37

There's been unprecedented tennis parity so far in 2019, including the clay-court circuit leading to the French Open: A total of 23 players split the 25 WTA and ATP titles on the slow, red surface.That means there are plenty of people who can succeed over the next two weeks at ...

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