Category Archive: Novak Djokovic

Cecchinato stuns Djokovic at Roland Garros

Many tennis fans, and even players such as Genie Bouchard, didn’t know the name Marco Cecchinato before his French Open quarter-final with Novak Djokovic. But Djokovic knew who he was, because he said… Continue reading

Alexander the Great

  He’s only 21 years old, and he’s already won Masters 1000 titles in Rome, Montreal and Madrid within the span of a year. How far can he go, and will he overtake… Continue reading

Barcelona’s best draw ever

  (photo credit: Tiziano Caffi in Barcelona) — Fans in Barcelona are being treated to one of the best line-ups in the tournament’s history. Rafael Nadal, who won his 10th Barcelona Open last… Continue reading

Breaking Point for Andy, Nole

  A few hours before his loss to Fabio Fognini in Rome, I saw Andy Murray in the tunnel amid photographers scurrying to get to court-side positions. Tied to some type of wiring,… Continue reading

Generous Djokovic isn’t Tiger Woods

In a sport of nice guys, Novak Djokovic stands out as being exceptionally open and generous with the press and fans. He enjoys joking with the press and giving long, thoughtful answers in… Continue reading

Djokovic bends but doesn’t break

Novak Djokovic is the most flexible player ever in tennis. It’s not only his body; it’s his mind. He’s the best ever at overcoming adversity. He’s rarely ever out of a match. Seemingly… Continue reading

BECK: Novak needs rest, peace, and war

—- by Chris Beck —- “I feel I’m in a much better state of mind than maybe I was the end of last year,” Novak Djokovic told media before aiming to defend his… Continue reading

BECK: Why Federer, Graf still ahead of Serena

— by Chris Beck — Serena Williams and Roger Federer are both 35 and coming off wins at the Australian Open, stirring debate over who is the greatest of all time. Most fans… Continue reading

Djokovic wins French Open — sun comes out

                                (images copyright Christopher Johnson all rights reserved)  

Djoker in Paris: Swinging in the Rain

Novak Djokovic often deals with adversity in matches by laughing at himself. At the French Open in Paris, he’s found comedy in the rain by playing along with the crowd cheering for French… Continue reading