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Djokovic laments Wimbledon’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

ESPN
Following his first-round win at the French Open on Monday, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic told reporters he disagreed with Wimbledon’s decision to ban Russian and Belarusian players from the upcoming tournament. Djokovic added that he understood the ATP’s subsequent decision to not award ranking points at the event. “On......

Novak Djokovic puts on convincing first-round show at French Open

Sports Illustrated
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A look at Novak Djokovic’s chaotic 2022 season, as he heads into the French Open

ESPN
After a turbulent start to the 2022 season, Novak Djokovic appears to have finally gotten back on track in time for the French Open. With a newly earned Italian Open trophy in hand, Djokovic arrives in Paris looking to defend his title and continue his reign at world No. 1.......

Carlos Alcaraz Recently Beat Nadal and Djokovic on Clay. Could This French Open Be His?

New York Times
Christopher Clarey PARIS — When the future No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero was 19, he came to Roland Garros for the 1999 French Open qualifying tournament and lost in the first round. His pupil, Carlos Alcaraz, is on a more accelerated timetable. At 19, Alcaraz has arrived in Paris as......

Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz in same half for French

ESPN
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz all were placed on the same half of the French Open men’s bracket in Thursday’s draw for the clay-court Grand Slam. Djokovic, who is the defending champion and seeded No. 1, could meet 13-time champion Nadal in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. Djokovic......

After Australia, can Novak Djokovic find himself again at the French Open?

ESPN
NOVAK DJOKOVIC IS looking for something. It is Orthodox Easter Sunday in Belgrade. Djokovic is playing the final of the Serbia Open, a crowd of 8,000-plus bellowing behind him. Down one set to Andrey Rublev of Russia, he rallies back in the second to force a tiebreak. But late in......

Novak Djokovic Wins 1,000th Career Match at Italian Open

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jelani Scott Novak Djokovic, the No. 1-ranked men’s tennis player in the world, added yet another impressive accolade to his resume Saturday following a dominant showing in the Italian Open semifinal. Djokovic defeated fifth seed Casper Ruud of Norway in......

Alcaraz beats Djokovic to reach Madrid Open final

Reuters
May 7 (Reuters) – Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz came from behind to beat world number one Novak Djokovic 6-7(5) 7-5 7-6(5) to reach the Madrid Open final, where on Sunday he will face Alexander Zverev after the German defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 3-6 6-2. Djokovic, who has yet to win......

Teen Alcaraz stuns Djokovic after beating Nadal

ESPN
MADRID — After beating Rafael Nadal on Friday, Spanish teenager Carlos Alcaraz did it again with an upset of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic at the Madrid Open tennis tournament Saturday. After defeating Nadal, his idol, in the quarterfinals, the 19-year-old Alcaraz rallied to beat Djokovic 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6......

Carlos Alcaraz Upsets Novak Djokovic Day After Beating Rafael Nadal

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Djokovic Makes Admission About Play After Australian Open Incident

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic faced something in January that no tennis player has dealt with before. He was deported from Australia due to not being vaccinated against COVID-19, which was required to enter the country. Because of his vaccination status, Djokovic is only playing in his fourth tournament this......

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