TAG: Djokovic

May/19

19

Match Analysis: Djokovic vs Nadal Rome Final

By Scoop Malinowski

First set Nadal comes out with full ferocity and a sense of desperation. He has not win a clay tournament all year and urgently needs to win the final in Rome to restore and re-establish his King of Clay dominant aura as Roland Garros looms around the corner.

Nadal dominates Djokovic 6-0 but as Nadal has that facial expression of fierce ruthless intensity, Djokovic looks tired and not all there mentally.

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May/19

10

Loving Rome

 

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By Aaron
We have been fortunate as a family to travel to many tournaments outside of our home base of New York. We have been to the French Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Newport, Madrid,  Monte Carlo and Montreal. With that said we found Rome to be our favorite destination for a tennis expedition. I traveled there in 2018 with my brothers my son and daughter.
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Mar/19

26

Djokovic Contemplates His Successor

Q. Federer, Nadal, you took tennis to a higher level. The next guys out there, do you have any idea who he is? And if you do, would you say it?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I mean, you already know the names of a couple names like Felix and Denis, as well. I mean, a couple of Canadian young stars that are really bold and courageous on the court and playing some great tennis.

You know, we’re gonna have a shift. Obviously Zverev leads the way of young guys. Don’t know who else. I mean, there are a couple of young guys like Hurkacz, the Polish guy. It’s great. We need that. We need new faces in tennis. I think the tennis future is bright.

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Mar/19

20

Wednesday Miami Open

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Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams crossed paths at the ribbon cutting ceremony on stadium but they did not acknowledge each other. Williams seemed to eye down Osaka as she was brought to the photo op setting on court, as if studying her arch rival, or perhaps intimidation tactics.

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Jan/19

26

Will the ATP Balance of Power Ever Shift?

 

By Scoop Malinowski

Double Australian Open champion Johan Kriek is puzzled. He can’t understand why the Big Three of men’s tennis are still dominating the sport.

“The changing of the guard has happened on the WTA. Naomi Osaka is the new superstar and a couple of “supporting actors” are pushing past the former champions now. That is great for WTA tennis.

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Jan/19

18

Djokovic’s Hard Lessons in 2018


By Jayita A. Belcourt

In front of a packed Rod Laver arena on Thursday night, Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic has again affirmed to the world that he is back full throttle at the reigns of the world number 1 top spot. It took just 2 hours for the world number one to dispatch of his 2rd round French opponent, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 setting up a third-round matchup with rising star Dennis Shapovalov.

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Dec/18

3

Toni Nadal Envisions 2019 Djokovic Collapse

By Scoop Malinowski

Rafael Nadal’s Uncle Toni made some more curious comments last week, hinting he knew Djokovic would snap out of his two year slump in 2018 but could enter another tailspin year in 2019, even saying the Serbian superpower could be “finished.”

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By Scoop Malinowski

A day after one of the most unfortunate finals in Grand Slam history, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin Del Potro restored respect and class to professional tennis with their thrilling confrontation.

Djokovic prevailed 63 76 63 by virtue of a devastating display of machine like efficiency and pinpoint accuracy. When Djokovic is operating at his highest level there is no man from history who can topple him.

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Aug/18

24

The Djokovic vs Zverev Practice At US Open

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A high quality practice happened on Thursday at the US Open, pitting two of the world’s best tennis juggernauts, world no. 4 Alexander Zverev and former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, currently ranked 6.

It was an interesting practice with many highlight reel moments. I didn’t see it all, just the last 25 minutes. They hit the court at high noon, Djokovic wearing blue shorts, blue shoes, white shirt and hat. Zverev had a salmon orange shirt, blue shorts and green shoes.

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By Scoop Malinowski

My friend Harry Cicma, a former Rutgers tennis player and ATP ranked professional texted me that today was the greatest day of tennis he had ever seen.

It’s quite possible tennis reached another echelon today as the ATP heavyweights staged another epic display of jaw-dropping tennis.

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