Posts tagged Novak Djokovic

Au-some tennis at Aussie Open — Djokovic, Sharapova et al

   January 20, 2013 6:34 am    0

It’s early morning tennis time! You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic and more at the 2013 Australian Open. I won’t spoil anything for anyone, but some great matches take place overnight. Serbian Djokovic is playing this morning in a real nail-biter. Last year, he played in the…

 

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U.S. Open who’s in and who’s out 09-04-12

   September 4, 2012 1:37 pm    0

The Williams sisters, pretty much unbeatable in major doubles’ competitions,  met their match Sunday at the hands of Russian players Maria Kirilenko and  Nadia Petrova. Venus suffers from  Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease, and it clearly affects her play at times. I feel awful for her — she tries so hard. Victoria Azarenka takes on Samantha Stosur, and the…

 

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Awed by Djokovic-Nadal marathon tennis final

   January 29, 2012 8:30 pm    0

You don’t have to be a tennis fan to appreciate the talents of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. At the 2012 Australian Open, Serbian Djokovic was the winner with scores of 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5. It was a nail-biter of a record-setting match that took 5 hours and 53 minutes. If you don’t understand those scores,…

 

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Go team go

   September 11, 2011 4:56 am    0

With all the sports this past week, and with today’s date etched tragically in history, it’s a day to credit teamwork. I watched the Green Bay Packers fend off the the New Orleans Saints. In tennis, Novak Djokovic appeared to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at U.S. Open Tennis tournament just outside NYC….

 

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Encouraging words

   September 2, 2011 4:31 am    1

Even if you don’t like tennis, you’ll love this story. Last night, during the U.S. Open (televised on ESPN), Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, the world’s top-ranked men’s player, was clearly on his way to bageling Carlos Berlocq of Argentina. The scores of 6-0 and 6-0 told the story in the first two sets. In mens…

 

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