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# Novak Djokovic

# french open
Djokovic courts controversy with Kosovo 'heart of Serbia' message
The Belgrade-born tennis superstar wrote the message in Serbian after his opening round victory over Aleksandar Kovacevic.
# Off the Mark
Djokovic begins bid for record 23rd Grand Slam with straight sets win at French Open
Djokovic has still not lost in his opening match of a major since the 2006 Australian Open.
Last month
April 2023
# shock defeat
Djokovic searching for clay upswing after Banja Luka flop
The world number one lost to Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.
# Tennis
Djokovic struggles on serve as he's dumped out of Monte Carlo Masters
Elsewhere, women’s tournaments will resume in China in September after a 16-month boycott over concerns for the safety of Peng Shuai.
This year
# no access
Djokovic withdraws from Indian Wells Masters as he is barred from entering United States
The US doesn’t allow international travellers unvaccinated from Covid-19 to enter the country.
# Controversy
Support for unvaccinated Djokovic's bid to enter US
The Serbian star is currently barred from entering the country.
# Test
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# Historic
Novak Djokovic equals Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam record with 10th Australian Open title
The Serbian, who also becomes world number one, defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (4) 7-6 (5).
# Controversy
Djokovic father filmed with fans holding Russian flags at Australian Open
The Serbian star had just booked his place in the tournament semi-final with a straight-sets thumping of Russia’s Andrey Rublev.
# One Step Closer
Red-hot Djokovic crushes Rublev to make Australian Open semi-finals
The Serb’s bid for a 22nd Grand Slam title – and record-extending 10th Australian Open crown – continues.
# latest
Andy Murray's heroic Australian Open run ends as battling Djokovic stays on course
Murray bowed out in typically defiant style to Roberto Bautista Agut, while an ailing Djokovic ground past Grigor Dimitrov into the last 16.
# Tennis
Novak Djokovic given a hero’s welcome on winning return to Australia
Rod Laver Arena was full of Serbian flags in support of the nine-time champion.
# warning
Fans targeting Djokovic risk being kicked out of Australian Open
Djokovic will be back in Melbourne next week after being deported last year over his Covid vaccination stance.
# Wizard of Oz
Djokovic romps in first singles clash in Australia since deportation
The Serbian crushed Constant Lestienne at the Adelaide International to kickstart his bid for another Grand Slam title.
# Land down under
Novak Djokovic makes losing return to Australia but given warm welcome back
Djokovic lost his first-round doubles match with Vasek Pospisil at the Adelaide International.
Last year
# Moving On
Australia deportation nightmare will stay with me forever: Djokovic
The 21-time grand slam champion is happy to be back in the country for the Australian Open.
# rivalry renewed
'Highly motivated' Nadal ready for Djokovic challenge in Australia
Spaniard brushes off suggestions this may be his last tilt at the season-opening Grand Slam.
# Tennis
'If you don't go through Novak, then you kind of know the tournament isn't really a tournament'
Djokovic set for Australian Open return as Nick Kyrgios says Serb “needs to be playing at all costs.”
# record chaser
Novak Djokovic closes in on Roger Federer record after reaching Turin final
Opponent Taylor Fritz was frustrated by a spectator shouting during points.
Djokovic set to get visa for Australian Open following deportation in January
The former world number one was unable to take part in January because he was unvaccinated against Covid-19.
# Keep calm and carry on
Nothing ‘dodgy’ in Novak Djokovic drink video, says wife Jelena
Members of the star’s coaching team shielded physio Ulises Badio from being filmed as he mixed the drink during the Paris Masters final.
# Melbourne
Djokovic 'would love' to play at Australian Open: tournament chief
The nine-time champion from Serbia is currently serving a three-year ban from entering Australia.
# tothepoint
Djokovic romps to Tel Aviv victory in just over 90 minutes
The 35-year-old triumphed 6-3, 6-4 to add the Israeli trophy to victories in Rome and Wimbledon this season.
# Disappointment
Djokovic says he will not play US Open because of lack of Covid vaccination
The 21-time grand slam champion had hoped in vain for the rules to be relaxed.
# holding out hope
Djokovic says he is 'preparing' to play US Open despite vaccination ban
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition to allow Djokovic to compete at the year’s final Grand Slam.
# novax
Djokovic doubts US Open participation but 'hope springs eternal'
The recently-crowned Wimbledon champion continues to refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus.
# Rockovic
Djokovic clinches seventh Wimbledon title after four-set triumph over Kyrgios
The 35-year-old Serb is now one Slam ahead of Roger Federer in the all-time race.
# different outlook
'He was happy to sit in his room and play video games' - Kyrgios' rise hailed
The richly-talented but deeply divisive Australian is through to the biggest match of his career.
# Boost
Britian's Cameron Norrie wins 5-set thriller to reach Wimbledon semi-finals
The defending champion came from two sets down to beat young Italian Jannik Sinner.
# Close Call
Wimbledon defends start times after Novak Djokovic criticised late finishes
The reigning champion’s fourth-round match against Tim van Rijthoven on Centre Court on Sunday began at 8pm and finished just before 11pm.
# Sw19
‘Come on Tim’ – Novak Djokovic to face Wimbledon’s breakout star in fourth round
Van Rijthoven’s rapid rise this summer continued, as he beat Nikoloz Basilashvili to the sound of ‘come on Tim’ at Wimbledon.
# Loyalty
Novak Djokovic says jailed Boris Becker 'can always count on me'
Lily de Carvalho and the fallen star’s son Noah were in the Serb’s box on Centre Court for his second-round win on Wednesday.
# Onwards
Flawless Djokovic sends out Wimbledon warning after straight sets victory
The defending champion effortlessly saw off Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-1 6-4 6-2.
# Wrap
Djokovic racks up 80th Wimbledon win as Alcaraz fights back
The six-time champion battled past Kwon Soon-woo in four sets.
Rafael Nadal uncertain about future despite Paris victory over Novak Djokovic
Nadal and his doctor are managing a foot injury in a bid to nurse him towards a 14th title.
# blockbuster
Nadal, Djokovic set up French Open quarter-final clash
Nadal and Djokovic will meet for the 10th time at Roland Garros.
# tantalising
Djokovic overcomes French Open taunts to close in on Nadal's grand slam record
The Serbian gave the perfect response with a 6-1 6-3 6-3 demolition of 15th seed Diego Schwartzman to book his place in the quarter-finals.
# Box Office
Djokovic, Nadal and 19-year-old Alcaraz reach French Open last-16
Reigning champion Djokovic and 13-time winner Nadal are on course to meet in the quarter-finals.
# Tennis
Alcaraz and Zverev pull off French Open escapes as kingpins Nadal and Djokovic cruise
Meanwhile this evening, Barbora Krejcikova was forced out with Covid.
# straight sets
Djokovic beats Tsitsipas to claim sixth Italian Open title
The 34-year-old won his first tournament of the season.