Grading tennis players for 2016, from Djokovic (A-) to Serena (D-) to Sharapova (F)

How would the top players in tennis grade out if the first part of 2016 was a classroom and worldwide tournaments were the tests? Very differently, it turns out. Here's our list of 12 of the best and biggest players in the sport.1. Novak Djokovic: A-(28-2 record, 1 Grand Slam, 2 Masters 100s, 4 titles)It says a lot about Djokovic, who won the Laureus World Sports Sportsman of the...
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Djokovic loses to Vesely in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters

MONACO (AP) Top-ranked Novak Djokovic suffered his earliest loss in three years when he was stunned by 55th-ranked Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. It was also his first loss in a completed match since November, having retired from a match in February with eye infections. This was his first match of the year on clay. Defending...
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13 wild stats about Novak Djokovic, Jiry Vesely and the biggest tennis upset of 2016

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost to No. 55 Jiry Vesely in a shocking upset at the Monte Carlo Open on Wednesday, a loss which snapped a number of Djokovic streaks, set some new player records and easily became the biggest upset of the 2016 tennis season. Some stats about the 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 Vesely stunner:1. Djokovic hadn't lost to a player ranked worse than No. 50 in six years. The...
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Djokovic upset in 2nd round of Monte Carlo Masters

Defending champion Novak Djokovic was stunned by 55th-ranked Jiri Vesely 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday.It was his first loss in a completed match since November. He retired from a match in February with eye infections.The top-ranked Djokovic saved a match point when he was serving against Vesely in the ninth game. But the Czech, who had...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nice grab - Novak Djokovic catches ball in his pocket

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Along with some nifty shots, Novak Djokovic came up with the catch of the day at the Miami Open. The world's No. 1 player caught a ball in his pocket during his opening match Friday against Kyle Edmund, to the amusement of a capacity stadium crowd. When Djokovic hit a first serve long, Edmund swung and shanked the ball high in the air. It fell almost straight...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic issues statement in response to controversy

Novak Djokovic issued a statement on his Facebook page Tuesday to address a controversy caused by his comments about gender and equal pay. The world No. 1-ranked tennis player responded to the Indian Wells CEO’s sexist remarks about women riding the coattails of men. Djokovic said men deserve a greater share of prize money at combined events currently because metrics show they...
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March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Talks About Women’s Hormones In Response To Indian Wells CEO

Raymond Moore’s sexist comments about women’s tennis over the weekend drew instant criticism from Serena Williams and many others. But the world’s No. 1 men’s tennis player took a different approach. In his reaction to Moore’s comments, which ultimately led to the CEO stepping down as the tournament chair and CEO of Indian Wells on Monday, Djokovic said he “applauds”...
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Novak Djokovic Retires After One Set, Ends Streak Of 17 Straight Finals

Novak Djokovic’s historic streak of 17 straight tournament final appearances was halted Thursday when he was forced to retire after one set in his quarterfinal matchup in the Dubai Tennis Championships. World No. 1 @DjokerNole retires vs. @Feliciano_Lopez in #DDFTennis QFs — his 1st RET or W/O since 2011. Snaps streak of 17 straight finals. — ATP Media Info (@ATPMediaInfo...
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Djokovic says he was offered $200K to throw match in 2007

Allegations of widespread match-fixing in men’s tennis have overshadowed the Australian Open, and the No. 1 men’s player says he has evidence the reports are true. BBC and Buzzfeed obtained documents this week connecting 16 core players, all of whom were ranked in the top 50 at one point or another, with match-fixing since 2007. And Novak Djokovic says he was offered $200,000...
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Novak Djokovic bothered by fan smoking weed

By Steve DelVecchio Novak Djokovic defeated Jeremy Chardy in the semifinal of the Rogers Cup on Saturday despite a very pungent smell that was apparently distracting him. At one point between sets, Djokovic complained to the chair umpire that he could smell marijuana smoke and was getting dizzy. “Somebody is getting high,” Djokovic said. “No, honestly, do you smell it...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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