Rafael Nadal held his head in his hands and cried after a double fault ended Novak Djokovic’s run in major tennis tournaments and handed the Spaniard a record seventh men’s French Open title.
Top-seeded Novak Djokovic saved four match points to set up a French Open semifinal against Roger Federer, the 16-time Grand Slam champion who came back from two sets down to win.
Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and 2009 champion Roger Federer overcame challenges from lower- ranked opponents as experience paid at the French Open.
Women’s top seed Victoria Azarenka was knocked out of the French Open today, while men’s No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 2009 champion Roger Federer both struggled before reaching the quarterfinals.
In his dreams, Novak Djokovic has already lifted the French Open trophy to make it four major tennis titles in a row. In reality, the No. 1-ranked player in the world has to overcome six-time champion Rafael Nadal on his favorite clay courts.
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray in straight sets to repeat as Sony Ericsson Open champion and win his third title at the Miami tennis tournament.
Rafael Nadal is poised to join another left-hander on the short list of men to hold all of tennis’s Grand Slam championships at once, a year after a knee injury cast doubts on his future.
Every year for two weeks in June and July, Britain gets into a frenzy over whether a local man will finally win Wimbledon. This doesn’t faze the nation’s leading contender for the title, Andy Murray.
The latest effort to end more than seven decades of British tennis futility at Wimbledon ended with a forehand winner and a groan from the Centre Court crowd.
Novak Djokovic is feeling confident enough to target a tennis feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 43 years -- a men’s Grand Slam sweep.