Novak Djokovic

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Water Bottle Injures Djokovic After Victory
No. 1 Endures
Bad Loss, Boos
After Blow
to Head

No. 1 Endures Bad Loss, Boos After Blow to Head

Novak Djokovic expresses concern after falling out of Italian Open in just over an hour

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic made light of his bizarre injury—suffered when a fan's metal water bottle hit him in the head on Friday—by wearing a bicycle helmet to practice the next day, per . But in his first match since the accident, the top-ranked player suffered his worst...

Novak Djokovic Wins US Open
Novak Djokovic
Wins US Open

Novak Djokovic Wins US Open

Getting his 24th Grand Slam title

(Newser) - Halfway through a second set that lasted 1 hour, 44 minutes, a test of tenacity as much as talent amid a US Open final as exhausting as it was exhilarating, Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev engaged each other in a 32-stroke point. It was among many such elongated exchanges between...

Carlos Alcaraz Takes Wimbledon Title From Djokovic
Alcaraz Dethrones Djokovic

Alcaraz Dethrones Djokovic

20-year-old tops defending champion in match topping 4½ hours

(Newser) - Carlos Alcaraz wanted another shot at Novak Djokovic, saying it would make winning a Wimbledon championship more special. Alcaraz got his chance on Sunday. He put aside a poor start and surged down the stretch to end Djokovic's 34-match winning streak at London's All England Club, edging him...

Djokovic's Victory Sets Record
Djokovic Sets
Grand Slam Record

Djokovic Sets Grand Slam Record

French Open victory breaks career tie with Rafael Nadal

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic made clear for years that this was his goal. The biggest titles from his sport’s biggest stages were Djokovic’s main aim all along, and now he finally stands alone—ahead of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and every other man who has ever swung a racket. If...

At French Open, a New Controversy for Djokovic

'Kosovo is the heart of Serbia,' he wrote on camera lens at French Open

(Newser) - Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has once again found himself in the middle of a controversy—and this time, it involves his father's hometown in Kosovo, which used to be a Serbian province. Srdjan Djokovic grew up in Zvecan, where 30 NATO peacekeepers were injured in clashes with ethnic...

Unvaccinated World No. 1 Pulls Out of US Tourneys

Djokovic is denied travel exception, but US Open has hope he'll play in August

(Newser) - The top-ranked tennis player in the world has given up hope on being allowed to enter the US soon, withdrawing from two tournaments. Novak Djokovic, 35, has not received a COVID-19 vaccination. So under US policy, he cannot compete in a tournament going on now in Indian Wells, California, or...

Emotional Djokovic Notches a Milestone

He wins Australian Open, tying record for most Grand Slam wins at 22

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic climbed into the stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd men's Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he returned to the playing surface, Djokovic sat on his sideline...

Australian Open Evicts Pro-Russia Demonstrators

Banned flag, Putin's image and a 'Z' disrupt event

(Newser) - Four people were detained, questioned, and evicted Wednesday after the Australian Open was disrupted by pro-Russia chants and displays. The demonstrators displayed a Russian flag bearing an image of Vladimir Putin, and a spectator took off a shirt during play to reveal a T-shirt underneath bearing a white "Z"...

Djokovic's Anti-Vax Stance Means No US Open

Unvaccinated star can't travel to US and thus cannot compete in the major

(Newser) - Tennis star Novak Djokovic's vaccination-related troubles continue. The 35-year-old Serbian said Thursday that he will not play in the US Open because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and thus not allowed to travel to the United States, per the AP . Djokovic announced his withdrawal from the year’s...

Wimbledon's Russian Ban Leaves a Tangle

Djokovic falls in rankings despite winning, and 2 nations claim Rybakina

(Newser) - "Exclusion is fraught with issues," said a former International Olympic Committee executive. That's becoming clearer for Wimbledon. Under pressure from the UK government because of the war in Ukraine, this year's tournament barred players from Russia and Belarus. The WTA and ATP then decided to not...

After Losing to Djokovic, a 'Final Act of Defiance' From Kyrgios

Aussie wears red cap to trophy ceremony, breaching strict all-white dress code

(Newser) - Nick Kyrgios gave the crowd quite a show during the men's singles final Sunday at Wimbledon. The show wasn't over, however, after the 27-year-old Aussie lost to Serbia's Novak Djokovic, as he took part in a "final act of defiance." Kyrgios received a second-place trophy,...

Steady Djokovic Outplays Volatile Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Champion wins his seventh straight All England Club title, fourth in a row

(Newser) - Winning Wimbledon doesn't get old, Novak Djokovic says. And his insight on the issue is nearly unique, after he won his seventh men's title in London on Sunday and his fourth straight, ESPN reports. Pete Sampras also won seven championships; only Roger Federer, with eight, has more. "...

Djokovic Won't Have Shots to Play in US Open

That decision would make Wimbledon the defending champion's last Grand Slam tournament of year

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic knows that, as things stand now, Wimbledon will be his last Grand Slam tournament of 2022, because he will not be able to play in the US Open—he has not received any COVID-19 shots and can't enter the US as an unvaccinated foreigner. "That,"...

Tennis Stars Disagree With Wimbledon on Barring Russians

Nadal, Djokovic say it's unfair to blame athletes for war in Ukraine

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic criticized Wimbledon's decision to exclude Russian and Belarus players from this year's tournament following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats made the statements Sunday, the AP reports. "I think it's very unfair of (on) my Russian tennis mates,...

France's Rule Change Is Good News for Djokovic

Unvaxxed tennis star should be able to defend his French Open title in May

(Newser) - It looks like Novak Djokovic will be to able to play in the French Open after all. The tennis star, who missed out on the Australian Open because he is unvaccinated against COVID-19, has said he would give up more opportunities to match Rafael Nadal's record 21 Grand Slam...

Australia Busts Out Toy Koalas, Welcomes Back Tourists

After a 2-year hiatus, fully vaccinated travelers are now welcome

(Newser) - International tourists and business travelers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions on Monday, bringing together families in tearful reunions after separations of two years or longer forced by some of the most draconian pandemic measures of any democracy in the world, reports the AP . Australia closed its borders to...

Djokovic: I'll Scrap Wimbledon Over Forced Vaccination

World's No. 1 men's tennis player says he'd give up future titles: 'That is the price that I'm willing to pay'

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic's Aussie saga has passed, but a month after his deportation after showing up unvaccinated to play in the Australian Open, the Serbian tennis star says he'd give up future trophies rather than undergo forced vaccination. "Yes, that is the price that I'm willing to...

Researchers Spot Issue With Djokovic's COVID Certificate

Evidence suggests dates might be off

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic's attempt to get into Australia without meeting vaccine requirements involved a positive COVID test he presented from weeks earlier—but the BBC and German researchers have detected something strange about it. The test certificate from Serbia that the tennis star's lawyer gave to Australian authorities is...

Judges Reveal Reasons for Djokovic's Deportation

They backed idea that 'he might foster anti-vaccination sentiment'

(Newser) - Amid uproar in Serbia , the three Australian judges who allowed Novak Djokovic to be deported from the country on the eve of the Australian Open are now sharing their reasoning: Essentially, they backed the idea that the presence of the top-ranked men's tennis player, unvaccinated against COVID-19, would set...

Serbian Leaders Lash Out at Australia Over Novak Djokovic
Serbia Is Not Happy
With Australia Right Now 

Serbia Is Not Happy With Australia Right Now

Leaders call Novak Djokovic's deportation a 'farce'

(Newser) - Update: Tennis star Novak Djokovic arrived back home in Serbia on Monday after Australia gave him the boot for being unvaccinated, reports CNN . Djokovic, who was not allowed to play in the Australian Open, is technically barred from the country for three years, though Australian officials made clear he could...

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