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Novak Djokovic lost his bid for history but may have finally won the hearts of fans

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Something was wrong. The machine was malfunctioning. The power was blinking on and off. Routine backhands were dropping into the net. Forehands were flying long. On Amazon, which was hosting UK television coverage of ...

Novak Djokovic shows a rare glimpse of vulnerability in US Open final defeat

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It was perhaps inevitable that Novak Djokovic’s frosty relations with the US Open crowd would at some point thaw. That he would one day receive the appreciation he has so often been denied in New York. That resolution...

Novak Djokovic closes in on grand slam but doesn’t want to talk about it

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After a deeply satisfied Novak Djokovic had put his racket away following another job well done on Friday night, in the post-match interview of his five-set win over Alexander Zverev the interviewer started a question...

Novak Djokovic outlasts Alexander Zverev in titanic US Open semi-final

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The imperious Novak Djokovic is one win away from a record-setting 21st major singles championship and the first calendar-year grand slam in men’s tennis in more than a half-century after rallying from behind for the ...

Novak Djokovic weathers early storm against Jenson Brooksby at US Open

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For half an hour on Monday night, Novak Djokovic’s opponent in the US Open’s fourth round, Jenson Brooksby, gave him an almighty scare and created a raucous atmosphere under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium. That let...

US Open 2021: Novak Djokovic v Kei Nishikori – live!

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Novak Djokovic silences Griekspoor and heckler to reach US Open third round

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On an evening when it seemed nothing could derail Novak Djokovic’s charge towards a record-setting 21st major singles title and the first calendar-year grand slam in men’s tennis in 52 years, it was a mouthy spectator...

Novak Djokovic tunes out crowd to move past Holger Rune and US Open first round

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Novak Djokovic’s bid for a record-setting 21st major singles title and the first calendar-year grand slam in men’s tennis in more than a half-century got off to a winning but strangely muted start on Tuesday night, wi...

Pablo Carreño Busta sends Novak Djokovic home from Tokyo without a medal

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Novak Djokovic will leave the Tokyo Olympics without a medal after falling in the men’s bronze medal match 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 to Pablo Carreño Busta of Spain, capping a painful 24 hours during which he lost three matche...

Alexander Zverev dashes Novak Djokovic’s dreams of golden slam

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Novak Djokovic’s pursuit of the golden slam has come to an end as he suffered a startling collapse against Alexander Zverev before eventually losing 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the semi-final of the Tokyo Games. Zverev, the four...

Ever-improving Novak Djokovic has adapted his game to win everywhere

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As the fourth set of Sunday’s Wimbledon final hung in the balance for whoever had the courage to take it, Matteo Berrettini made his move while leading 3-2, 15-30 on Novak Djokovic’s serve. He struck an exquisite down...

First among equals, Novak Djokovic basks in his everlasting summer

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Moments after Novak Djokovic captured his sixth Wimbledon title, with an enthralling and high-class victory over the Italian gunslinger Matteo Berrettini, he patted the grass like an old friend before chewing on a sin...

Novak Djokovic wins sixth Wimbledon title after battle with Matteo Berrettini

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Novak Djokovic has never been afraid to speak out his ambitions for the world to hear. That was true when he was a novice on the tour and to many his self-confidence was misplaced, and it has maintained deep into his ...

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