Sept. In New York konnte der Serbe seine Stellung als momentan bester Tennisprofi untermauern: Im Finale der US Open zeigte Novak Djokovic. Der Tennis-Eklat des Jahres: Williams sorgt bei US-Open-Finale für Skandal US Open. Geniale Szenen am Netz: Zauberstunde mit Federer und Djokovic. Nov. Roger Federer sucht sich seine Turniere, bei denen er spielt, behutsam aus. Bei den Buchmachern ist er derzeit hinter Novak Djokovic mit einer Quote von Auch werden die Australian Open, Wimbledon und die US Open.
The right-hander, with an aggressive style of play but also the wheels to chase down most anything, is a man few want to see across the net.
But the oft-injured Raonic has bonafide reasons to be optimistic as he approaches Can he stay healthy? Raonic has regularly made deep runs at Masters events and Grand Slams.
Dimitrov dropped 16 spots in his year-end ranking, from No. In , his best year yet, he won the Brisbane International for his fifth tour-level title and ended the Aussie summer by reaching his second Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open Wimbledon The Bulgarian has said he plans to continue working with former No.
Marco Cecchinato The Italian started with four tour-level wins and at No. Can he do it again? Much of that will depend on how Cecchinato fares on clay, his favourite surface.
Collect a few more titles on the red dirt, and the year-old could find himself among the elite in the game once again. No part of this site may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any way or by any means including photocopying, recording or storing it in any medium by electronic means , without the written permission of ATP Tour, Inc..
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Surely, he will be one of the best sportsmen ever. All of it is because he was sent from God. He can win another 10 grand slams.
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At least, they said before the match they would watch! Trophies are even more special when I have someone so dear and special to me in my life to share it with.
They are dearest people on this planet. I love them very much. I want to thank them for unconditional love and support. I try to always remind myself and not take that for granted.
Those are a couple of few Australian slang words I have learned over the few days. Thank you guys for making this tournament better and better each year.
A nd he begins his acceptance speech Obviously a tough match tonight but you came back from an injury that kept you out of the tour.
You are showing your colleagues and young tennis players around the world the definition of what is a fighting spirit. I had surgery exactly 12 months ago.
To stand in front of you today with the title is amazing. I want to start by saying well done to Novak and his team.
It was an amazing level of tennis tonight. Of course I played someone who played much better than me tonight. I have had many tough moments, and had to retire from many events.
I have to think my team and my fmaily. Many thanks for the support. Without them I would not be here.
He looks pretty chuffed. T his is the first time Nadal has ever lost a grand-slam final in straight sets.
The moment you win your seventh AusOpen title. H e saw what happened with Naomi Osaka last night, and Djokovic wants to end this right here. A brilliant, wrong-footing Djokovic forehand winner brings up two championship points at The first one comes and goes, as Djokovic overcooks a backhand down the line.
N adal has finally found a way of putting some pressure on the Djokovic serve, nailing a crosscourt backhand for and then forcing deuce with an inside-in forehand.
Djokovic has definitely tightened up a little here, but he clings on to his serve with a volley that clips the tape and dribbles over.
Djokovic holds his hand up in apology but he will be jumping for joy inside. A hold to 15 keeps him just about in touching distance.
W hat have we here? A couple of missed Djokovic backhands have Nadal at And a netted forehand presents Nadal with his first break point of the match at Nadal is fully in the point but he tightens up and nets a backhand.
Oh he absolutely had to make that. Nadal looks a beaten man. J ust a second ace of the match from Nadal helps him to a hold to So hard to imagine Djokovic even nearly being broken though.
The ball is pinging off his strings. A beautifully timed backhand winner crosscourt secures a hold to Djokovic lets out a roar of celebration.
He moves to with a ludicrous inside out forehand return winner. Nadal then double faults and misses a forehand up the line to present Djokovic with two break points.
Nadal saves the first, but Djokovic nails him on the second with a deliciously angled drop shot. M ore staggeringly accurate hitting from Djokovic sees him hold to love for the seventh time in 10 service games.
A couple of breathtaking rallies to start the set. First Nadal chases down a Djokovic drop shot and flicks away a backhand crosscourt winner.
It looked like he hit that single-handed such was his desperation to reach the ball. Djokovic then returns the favour with a knifed pass after chasing down a backspun Nadal backhand.
Nadal eventually holds to 30, but Djokovic is toying with him at times here. F orehand winner, ace, ace. A third ace in a row secures another love hold and the second set.
After 1hr 16min, Djokovic leads by two sets to love. T his could be curtains for Nadal. Djokovic is absolutely ripping the ball, and thunders away two forehand winners to earn two more break points at Again, he only needs one.
Nadal is being made to look like a has-been and sadly sends a backhand into the net. Djokovic is delivering a masterclass so far and will serve for a two-sets lead.
A t last, Nadal gets to 30 in a Djokovic service game. He does it by taking his returns much earlier and hustling Djokovic out of position for
It is a salivating showdown — but you would simply be mad to even consider betting against the Djoker after his level of tennis produced at Melbourne Park this month.
Courier made one startling mistake in his commentary on Sunday night when he too addressed the topic of the three-legged run to the finish line.
The historical implication we laid out early in the broadcast. It looks like he will keep piling on majors in the near future.
In truth, year-old Federer would have been left terrified on Sunday night that his buffer over Djokovic is now down to five slams.
It is the Serb that Federer should have had his eye on all these years. Surely, he will be one of the best sportsmen ever.
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Join the conversation, you are commenting as Logout. Log in No account? Sign up Log out news. Novak Djokovic makes history 0: John Isner The year-old Isner had a career year in — on and off the court.
Some might balk at the idea that Isner, who will turn 34 in April, could back up his career year. But before you do that, take a look at the ages of his Top 10 peers.
Karen Khachanov The year-old Khachanov, along with Borna Coric and Stefanos Tsitsipas , among other rising stars, will have the attention of everyone in , as the questions will file in like the sun bakes in Melbourne — steady and intensely: Will one of them make a deep run at a Slam?
Could they take the next step and begin to break up the Big Three? The team that joined Coric in — coaches Riccardo Piatti and Kristijan Schneider , along with manager Ivan Ljubicic , who coaches Federer — will be back in as well.
The next chapter starts now! Fabio Fognini Aged 31, the Italian compiled his best season last year — three titles, 46 wins and a personal year-end best in the ATP Rankings.
Fognini seems to have calmed the inner theatre that sometimes derailed his tennis, and if he can make a couple end-of-week finishes at Masters events, he could squeeze inside the Top 10 in Kyle Edmund In the beginning of the season — semi-finals at the Australian Open — and towards the end of the year — winning his first title at the European Open in Antwerp — Edmund showed his best tennis.
Toss a title or two in the middle of as well, and Edmund could be firmly inside the Top 15 next year. His run at the Rogers Cup in Toronto set records: Tsitsipas, then 19, became the youngest player to beat four consecutive Top 10 players at a single tournament.
Yet he still has room for growth in Medvedev went in tour-level finals, quietly sweeping his way through the Sydney International d. De Minaur , Winston-Salem Open d.
He also stepped up at Masters events, going after starting at the level. But Schwartzman won the biggest title of his career, at the Rio Open presented by Claro , and set a new career-high of No.
The right-hander, with an aggressive style of play but also the wheels to chase down most anything, is a man few want to see across the net. But the oft-injured Raonic has bonafide reasons to be optimistic as he approaches Can he stay healthy?
Raonic has regularly made deep runs at Masters events and Grand Slams. Dimitrov dropped 16 spots in his year-end ranking, from No.