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Djokovic Grabs 3rd Straight Aussie Open

Andy Murray loses his 3rd final at the event

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray 6-7 (2), 7-6 (3), 6-3, 6-2 in today's final to become the first man in the Open era to win three consecutive Australian Open titles. After two sets without a service break, top-ranked Djokovic broke Murray in the eighth game of the third set...

Djokovic Buys All the World's Donkey Cheese

Tennis star snaps it up for restaurant chain

(Newser) - Hope you don't have a thing for donkey-milk cheese: Tennis star Novak Djokovic has bought what is possibly the world's entire supply for 2013, reports the Daily Mail . The Wimbledon champion made the deal with a donkey farm in Serbia for his new chain of Serbian restaurants. Financial...

Murray Beats Djokovic, Wins 1st Grand Slam

25-year-old Scot rallies after losing two straight sets

(Newser) - Andy Murray has won the US Open in five grueling sets to become the first British man since 1936 to capture a Grand Slam title. Murray beat defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 today in his fifth try in the final of a major tournament. The...

Djokovic Beats Ferrer, Heads for Final

Defending champ 'a different player' when match resumed today

(Newser) - The weather was much better at the US Open today. So was Novak Djokovic. Under a cloudless blue sky, in only a hint of wind, defending champion Djokovic got his game into high gear and reached his third consecutive final at Flushing Meadows by beating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain...

Murray Beats Berdych in Windy Match

Brit advances to 5th Grand Slam final

(Newser) - Dealing with 20 mph wind that blew a changeover chair onto the US Open court on one point and yanked his hat off during another, Andy Murray navigated his way into his fifth Grand Slam final. Now he'll try to win his first Grand Slam title. Adapting to the...

Nadal Dumps Djokovic, Wins 7th French Open

Final was suspended last night due to rain

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros today to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was halted the night before because of rain. When play resumed, second-seeded Nadal promptly broke top-seeded Djokovic's serve to pull even at 2-2....

Djokovic Edges Nadal in Epic Aussie Open

Duo duke it out for 6 hours in Melbourne

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic wore down Rafael Nadal in the longest Grand Slam singles final in the history of professional tennis today, winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 after five hours, 53 minutes to claim his third Australian Open title. Djokovic sealed victory at 1:37am local time and became the...

Djokovic Beats Nadal at US Open Finals

 Djokovic Tops 
 Nadal for 1st 
 US Open Title 

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Djokovic Tops Nadal for 1st US Open Title

No.1-ranked player claims third grand slam this year

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic matched his nearly perfect season with an almost flawless performance in tonight's US Open final, returning brilliantly and swatting winners from all angles to beat Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1. In a final full of lengthy, mesmerizing points, the No. 1-ranked Djokovic claimed his third...

Djokovic Beats Nadal, Wins Wimbledon

Serb will ascend to No. 1 tomorrow

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon title today, and he beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to do it. Djokovic, who was already guaranteed to take over the No. 1 ranking from the Spaniard tomorrow, extended his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head...

Djokovic Bests Murray, Wins Aussie Open

British men maintain Grand Slam drought

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic won his second Australian Open title, breezing past Andy Murray 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 today to extend Britain's near 75-year drought in men's singles Grand Slams. Djokovic also won the 2008 Australian title. Murray has lost three Grand Slam finals, also falling to Roger Federer in the 2008 US...

Nadal Triumphs at US Open
 Nadal Triumphs 
 at US Open 

Nadal Triumphs at US Open

Wins first to complete career Grand Slam

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal won his first US Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 today in a thrilling final interrupted by a thunderstorm a day after it was postponed by rain. He is the seventh man in tennis history with at least one...

Earthquake Relief a Hit With Tennis Stars
 Earthquake Relief 
 a Hit With Tennis Stars 
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Earthquake Relief a Hit With Tennis Stars

Federer throws together 'Hit for Haiti,' raises big bucks

(Newser) - Stars of the tennis universe got together today to hit a few—and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Haiti earthquake relief. Less than a day before the start of the Australian Open, Roger Federer threw together "Hit for Haiti," a slate of doubles matches enlivened by...

Federer Sweeps Djokovic, Goes to Final

(Newser) - Roger Federer has moved one victory away from his sixth straight US Open title with a 7-6 (3), 7-5, 7-5 victory over Serbia's Novak Djokovic. The world's top-ranked player punctuated the victory today with a winner, hit backward between his legs, to set up match point. Federer won his 40th...

In Picking Tennis Balls, Junk Science Meets OCD

(Newser) - The meticulous attention a pro tennis player gives to choosing balls ahead of a serve is a little bit of science with a healthy dose of superstition—or even stalling. Players say balls that have seen more play are fluffier and therefore have more drag, though the consensus is that...

No. 24 Seed Haas Cracks Wimbledon Semifinals

(Newser) - Tommy Haas continued his surprising Wimbledon run today, with the 24th-seeded German upsetting fourth seed Novak Djokovic, ESPN reports. Haas beat Djokovic 7-5, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-3 to advance to a meeting with five-time champ Roger Federer, a winner over Ivo Karlovic. British favorite Andy Murray is in the other...

Roddick Moves to Semis as Djokovic Quits

Australian Open's defending champion throws in the towel

(Newser) - Andy Roddick moved to the semifinals of the Australian Open after opponent Novak Djokovic quit in the middle of the fourth set. After taking the first set in a tiebreaker, the defending champion lost the next two to Roddick before calling a doctor and retiring the match at 6-7, 6-4,...

Ethnic Violence Erupts at Aussie Open
 Ethnic Violence Erupts 
 at Aussie Open 

Ethnic Violence Erupts at Aussie Open

Serbs, Bosnians throw chairs during Djokovic-Delic match

(Newser) - Violence broke out again at the Australian Open today, as Serbian and Bosnian spectators threw punches, then chairs, at each other in Melbourne Park's garden square. The incident took place as Novak Djokovic, the Serbian defending champion, played his third-round match against Amer Delic, a Bosnian-born American. One woman was...

Federer Wows With 'Vintage Performance'

(Newser) - Roger Federer gave US Open fans a "vintage performance" today after his recent slip from divine to merely fine tennis, Bonnie Ford writes on ESPN. "I had moments out there where I really felt, 'This is how I normally play on hard court,''' Federer said after beating...

Djokovic Slams Roddick, —On and Off Court

Players lob choice words back and forth as Djokovic moves on to semis

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick had two competitions going on last night: the quarterfinal match of the US Open, and a volley of complaints and accusations that should not overly surprise followers of the Serbian No. 3. After taking Roddick down 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5), Djokovic lashed out at...

Could Nadal Dominate Wimbledon?
Could Nadal Dominate Wimbledon?

Could Nadal Dominate Wimbledon?

Stage may be set for clay-court wizard to win on grass ... finally

(Newser) - Rafael Nadal has long since proven his skill on clay, and now the four-time French Open winner appears to have a serious shot at the Wimbledon crown. Rafa was on his game last week at the Queen's Club, beating Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic and proving that he doesn't have...

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