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Djokovic is the 'GOAT' for Sampras

Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are currently tied at 20 major singles titles each and fans and pundits have continued to argue over who should be considered the 'GOAT'
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 01:50 PM IST
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Djokovic marks Italian teenager Jannik Sinner as a potential number one

19-year-old Jannik Sinner won the Next Gen ATP Finals in 2019 and is currently at a career-high ranking of 43, having reached his maiden Grand Slam quarter final at this month’s French Open.
Photos of Novak Djokovic (L) and Jannik Sinner (R)(Twitter)
Photos of Novak Djokovic (L) and Jannik Sinner (R)(Twitter)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Roland Garros: One man’s land

Thirteen titles at a single Slam is an outlandish number. How many more Majors can Rafael Nadal win on Parisian clay?
Is there a winning streak greater in tennis than Rafael Nadal’s at French Open?(Getty Images)
Is there a winning streak greater in tennis than Rafael Nadal’s at French Open?(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 07:50 AM IST
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Federer’s serve a hybrid of Sampras and Agassi: Roddick

Roddick, who is regarded as one of the finest servers of the game, stated that Federer’s serve is a combination of former greats Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
Switzerland's Roger Federer serves to Serbia's Novak Djokovic.(AP)
Updated on Apr 20, 2020 06:25 PM IST
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Roger Federer picks Sampras among others he would love to see again

On Thursday, Federer retweeted Tennis TV’s post and opted to “bring back your favorite retired tennis player.” Tennis fans were excited to know Federer’s choices and the 38-year-old Swiss did not disappoint.
The Kings together: Switzerland's Roger Federer and Pete Sampras of the U.S. celebrate after their friendly match in Macau on Saturday.
The Kings together: Switzerland's Roger Federer and Pete Sampras of the U.S. celebrate after their friendly match in Macau on Saturday.
Published on Apr 17, 2020 06:46 PM IST
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Zurich | ByIndo Asian News Service

Australian Open 2020: Nadal insists Federer Slam record not on his mind

A Nadal triumph in Melbourne could set the stage for him to set a new landmark at Roland Garros, where he will start hot favourite to add to his 12 French Open titles.
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay during their match at the ATP Cup in Perth.(AP)
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay during their match at the ATP Cup in Perth.(AP)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 05:31 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByAgence France Presse

Federer says a star’s legacy isn’t at risk with late decline

Federer recognizes that continuing to play tennis at a high level long past the age when many greats of the past were done (his idol, Pete Sampras, competed for the final time at 31) means he repeatedly faces questions.
File photo of Switzerland's Roger Federer.(AFP)
File photo of Switzerland's Roger Federer.(AFP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 01:21 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press

Novak Djokovic thrashes Berrettini in ATP Finals opener

Novak Djokovic ruthlessly took Matteo Berrettini apart at the ATP Finals on Sunday as he began his quest to reclaim the number one ranking by winning his opening group match 6-2 6-1.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in their ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Italy's Matteo Berrettini in their ATP World Tour Finals(AP)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 09:37 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic ‘couldn’t be happier’ after fifth Paris Masters title

The top seed claimed a dominant 6-3, 6-4 victory over his 20-year-old opponent, who looked nervous after being the beneficiary of Rafael Nadal’s withdrawal before their scheduled semi-final.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the Paris Masters.(REUTERS)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the Paris Masters.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 11:42 PM IST
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Novak Djokovic sets up Paris Masters quarter-final with Stefanos Tsitsipas

The top seed, battling Rafael Nadal for the year-end world number one spot, needed seven set points in the first set before winning 7-6 (9/7), 6-1.
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against England's Kyle Edmund.(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic in action against England's Kyle Edmund.(AP)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 10:19 PM IST
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Rafael Nadal vs Roger Federer: The great Grand Slam race heats up after 2019 US Open

US Open 2019: With his epic victory in the 2019 US Open his final, his fourth win at the Flushing Meadows, Nadal is now within touching distance of Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Rafael Nadal, of Spain, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

‘Feel comfortable here’: Clay fiend Rafael Nadal finds unlikely second home at US Open

Nadal’s epic victory over Daniil Medvedev secured the Spaniard his fourth US Open crown, leaving him one shy of the Open era record of five titles belonging to long-time rival Federer, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Daniil Medvedev(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 10:17 AM IST
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New York | ByAFP

Pete Sampras: all-time great Tennis star

Known for his precise and powerful serve, his exceptional all-around game enabled him to win 14 Grand Slam tennis singles titles. This remained a record among male players until it was broken by Roger Federer in the 2009 Wimbledon final.
Star player Pete Sampras turned professional at the age of 17. In 1990, he won his first Grand Slam at the US Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final, becoming the youngest player to claim the title at 19 years and 28 days.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Star player Pete Sampras turned professional at the age of 17. In 1990, he won his first Grand Slam at the US Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final, becoming the youngest player to claim the title at 19 years and 28 days.(Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 11:51 AM IST
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Australian Open 2019: ‘The matches you live for’ - Greatest rivals Djokovic, Nadal square off

The top two players in the world have 31 Grand Slam titles between them and each can claim another slice of history with victory.
File image of Rafael Nadal (L) and Novak Djokovic.(Getty Images)
File image of Rafael Nadal (L) and Novak Djokovic.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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Melbourne | ByAFP

Matches against Federer & Nadal have made me what I am: Novak Djokovic

The US Open victory puts Djokovic three Slam wins away from Nadal’s 17 and six behind Federer’s record 20. It will also see him rise to number three in the world behind Nadal and Federer.
Novak Djokovic poses with the championship trophy after winning his men's Singles finals match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the US Open.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic poses with the championship trophy after winning his men's Singles finals match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina at the US Open.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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New York | ByAFP

Del Potro backs Djokovic to break Federer’s 20-Slam record

Juan Martin del Potro believes Novak Djokovic can end his career as the most successful Grand Slam title winner, surpassing Roger Federer’s current mark of 20.
Novak Djokovic (left) hugs Juan Martin del Potro after their men's singles finals match at the 2018 US Open.(AFP)
Novak Djokovic (left) hugs Juan Martin del Potro after their men's singles finals match at the 2018 US Open.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 08:35 AM IST
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New York | ByAFP

Novak Djokovic wins third US Open beating del Porto, equals Sampras on 14 Grand Slams

US Open: Novak Djokovic won his 14th Grand Slam title and second in a row by getting through a key 20-minute game to beat 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York.(AP)
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, during the men's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 05:57 AM IST
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