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.
Once Robin Soderling abandoned his quest for perfection, he discovered he still was good enough to win matches against top tennis players such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal .
Novak Djokovic strengthened his place atop men’s tennis with a four-set, four-hour win against Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final, becoming the sixth man to win three Grand Slam championships in a single year.
Novak Djokovic won more than a title at the U.S. Open. He charmed crowds that cheered for his opponent in the semifinals and pleaded with him to double fault three years ago.
Pete Sampras , Andre Agassi and Bjorn Borg , who have a combined 33 Grand Slam singles titles, will compete in the 2011 Champions Series, organized by men’s tennis senior tour.
Novak Djokovic outlasted Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final in history to win the Australian Open for a third time.
Former Senator John Breaux said tennis taught him “how to handle winning and losing.”
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won semifinal matches to set up the first U.S. Open men’s championship rematch in 23 years, while Serena Williams moved within one victory of her fourth women’s title.
Andy Murray overcame top seed Novak Djokovic to win the Wimbledon title and end Britain’s 77-year wait for a male champion at the All England Club.