DJOKOVIC - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DJOKOVIC News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Tennis: Djokovic’s pep talk swept aside ‘demons’ in Wimbledon final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158008-77/djokovic-wimbledon-major-tennis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58158008-77/djokovic-wimbledon-major-tennis.html.csp">Tennis: Djokovic’s pep talk swept aside ‘demons’ in Wimbledon final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic knew all along that his game was good enough to win more Grand Slam titles. It was his mind that was the problem. And so after failing to convert a match point against Roger Federer in the fourth set of the Wimbledon final, and after losing five games in a row to get pushed to a fifth set, Djokovic left the court for a bathroom break so he could give himself a pep talk. What Djokovic needed right then, he explained Monday, was “positive encouragement,” a way to confront t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581580082014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T23:15:45.026-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:15:45 MDT Djokovic beats Federer to win second Wimbledon title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154000-77/djokovic-federer-wimbledon-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154000-77/djokovic-federer-wimbledon-win.html.csp">Djokovic beats Federer to win second Wimbledon title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DENNIS PASSA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let it go easily. Djokovic went from being a point from victory in the fourth set to suddenly caught in the crucible of a fifth, and knew all too well that he had come up short in recent Grand Slam title matches. Steeling himself when he s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581540002014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.767-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154000@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic renew rivalry in men’s final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153186-77/djokovic-federer-final-grand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58153186-77/djokovic-federer-final-grand.html.csp">Wimbledon: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic renew rivalry in men’s final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dennis Passa</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-05T23:15:28.719-06:00">Updated Jul 5, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • For all their time on the world’s biggest tennis stage — Roger Federer in 24 Grand Slam finals and Novak Djokovic in 13 — two of the sport’s “Big 4” have met in only one major final: Federer won in straight sets at the 2007 U.S. Open. They’ll renew their rivalry in a championship match at Wimbledon on Sunday and equal a Grand Slam record. It’s the 12th time they’ve met in any round of a major, equaling Djokovic’s duel with Rafael Nadal in majors. Federer leads Djokovic 6-5 in Grand Slam...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581531862014-07-05T23:15:28.719-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-05T23:15:28.719-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58153186@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Jul 2014 23:15:28 MDT Federer a win away from eighth Wimbledon title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150635-77/federer-6-4-djokovic-final.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58150635-77/federer-6-4-djokovic-final.html.csp">Federer a win away from eighth Wimbledon title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Howard Fendrich</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:49.738-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand Slam finals over the past two years. Started losing before the quarterfinals at majors, including in 2013’s second round at the All England Club, of all places, to a guy ranked 116th. Look at him now. Federer moved one victory away from a record eighth Wimbl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581506352014-07-04T23:21:49.738-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:49.738-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150635@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:49 MDT Djokovic holds off Dimitrov, makes Wimbledon final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149424-77/djokovic-dimitrov-final-match.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58149424-77/djokovic-dimitrov-final-match.html.csp">Djokovic holds off Dimitrov, makes Wimbledon final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T23:21:50.72-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 11:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic is back in the Wimbledon final for the third time in four years after holding off Grigor Dimitrov in a battle of the old guard against the new. The top-seeded Djokovic ran off six of the final seven points in the tiebreaker to beat the rising Bulgarian star 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) to advance to his 14th Grand Slam final — and 10th in his last 13 majors. Djokovic, the 2011 champion and runner-up last year, overcame the loss of five straight games in the second set, seiz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581494242014-07-04T23:21:50.72-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T23:21:50.72-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149424@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:21:50 MDT 5 things at Wimbledon: Newcomers vs. half of Big 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58145933-77/federer-djokovic-playing-raonic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58145933-77/federer-djokovic-playing-raonic.html.csp">5 things at Wimbledon: Newcomers vs. half of Big 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T22:50:11.368-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • At 35 of the past 37 Grand Slam tournaments, a member of tennis’ so-called “Big 4” — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — won the championship. The quartet’s dominance is even more pronounced at Wimbledon: They’ve collected the last 11 titles, seven for Federer. For nine years in a row, at least two members of that group participated in the All England Club semifinals, a streak that continues Friday, when the No. 1-seeded Djokovic faces No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581459332014-07-03T22:50:11.368-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T22:50:11.368-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58145933@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:50:11 MDT Tennis: At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58134876-77/7-6-def-6-3-6-4.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58134876-77/7-6-def-6-3-6-4.html.csp">Tennis: At wet Wimbledon, Murray, Djokovic near rematch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T22:39:05.923-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">LONDON • As the rain wreaks havoc on the Wimbledon schedule and players start to complain, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic have found little reason to worry about the weather. It helped that both got to play Monday on Centre Court, the only spot at the All England Club with a retractable roof. And with back-to-back, straight-set victories, they moved closer to a semifinal showdown that would be a rematch of the final last year, when Murray beat Djokovic to become the first British man since 1936...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581348762014-06-30T22:39:05.923-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T22:39:05.923-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134876@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:39:05 MDT Djokovic overcomes fall, injury scare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58124727-77/def-6-4-7-6-6-2.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58124727-77/def-6-4-7-6-6-2.html.csp">Djokovic overcomes fall, injury scare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T23:34:01.964-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Novak Djokovic lay crumpled on Centre Court, clutching his upper left arm and grimacing. He felt something pop and feared the worst. Djokovic had lunged for a shot behind the baseline, tumbled on the grass and rolled over twice, his racket flying from his hand. His new coach, Boris Becker, stood in the player’s box and looked on gravely. After a medical timeout and treatment from a trainer, the top-seeded Djokovic needed just four more games to complete a 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win over France’...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581247272014-06-27T23:34:01.964-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T23:34:01.964-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58124727@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:34:01 MDT Sports briefs: Blake Bortles signs 4-year, $20.6M deal with Jaguars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58086564-77/bortles-deal-20.6-blake.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58086564-77/bortles-deal-20.6-blake.csp">Sports briefs: Blake Bortles signs 4-year, $20.6M deal with Jaguars</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T16:44:08.181-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 04:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NFL • Jacksonville rookie Blake Bortles, the first quarterback taken in last month’s NFL draft, signed a four-year deal worth more than $20.6 million Wednesday. The third overall selection, Bortles signed the fully guaranteed contract before the second day of a mandatory three-day minicamp. Bortles received a $13.3 million signing bonus. The Jaguars got a team option for a fifth year. Djokovic, Serena top Wimbledon seeds Tennis • Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wim...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58086564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:44:08 MDT Nadal beats Djokovic for ninth French Open title http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043523-77/nadal-djokovic-open-french.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58043523-77/nadal-djokovic-open-french.html.csp">Nadal beats Djokovic for ninth French Open title</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T22:11:01.41-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Trying to beat Rafael Nadal at the French Open is, without a doubt, the toughest task in tennis. Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports. The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. That bullwhip of a high-bouncing, topspin lefty forehand. Those quick-reflex returns that help him break an opponent’s serve — and his will. Doing what he does so well on the red clay of Roland Garros, a surface and site he dominates so complet...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580435232014-06-08T22:11:01.41-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-08T22:11:01.41-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58043523@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:11:01 MDT Tennis: Nadal and Djokovic to meet in French Open final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036307-77/open-nadal-6-3-french.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58036307-77/open-nadal-6-3-french.html.csp">Tennis: Nadal and Djokovic to meet in French Open final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS LEHOURITES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T23:46:56.197-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man who can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eight-time champion with a lifetime 65-1 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay will make him the first man to win five in a row and give him his 14th Grand Slam title — tied in second place with Pete Sampras. The top-seeded Spaniard reached the final by beating Wimbledon champion Andy Murray 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 Friday on Court Philippe Chatrier,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580363072014-06-06T23:46:56.197-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-06T23:46:56.197-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58036307@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:46:56 MDT Djokovic makes it back into French Open final http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58035966-77/djokovic-gulbis-final-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58035966-77/djokovic-gulbis-final-open.html.csp">Djokovic makes it back into French Open final</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS LEHOURITES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T23:46:56.362-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Novak Djokovic worked his way back into the French Open final, taking care of Ernests Gulbis and his big serve 6-3, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Friday on the first sunny day of this year’s tournament. The second-seeded Serb was able to control the pace of the match on Court Philippe Chatrier while letting Gulbis’ unforced errors mount. The powerful Latvian, who was playing in his first Grand Slam semifinal, finished with 44 errors. Djokovic is a six-time major champion who needs to win the title at th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580359662014-06-06T23:46:56.362-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-06T23:46:56.362-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58035966@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:46:56 MDT French Open finals: Sharapova in semis for fourth straight year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58024499-77/sharapova-quarterfinals-7-5-djokovic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58024499-77/sharapova-quarterfinals-7-5-djokovic.html.csp">French Open finals: Sharapova in semis for fourth straight year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T21:48:47.513-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • This is what Maria Sharapova does. She digs herself a big hole in a match, then figures a way out, no matter what it takes. She hits shots left-handed. Takes her time between points. Pumps her fists and screams “Come on!” after her opponent’s mistakes. And wins. Did it in the fourth round at the French Open, turning things around by winning the last nine games. Did it Tuesday, too, reeling off nine of the last 10 games to put together a 1-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over 35th-ranked Garbine Mugu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580244992014-06-03T21:48:47.513-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-03T21:48:47.513-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58024499@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 21:48:47 MDT Tennis: Djokovic, Sharapova reach 2nd round at French Open http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989668-77/djokovic-open-sharapova-match.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57989668-77/djokovic-open-sharapova-match.html.csp">Tennis: Djokovic, Sharapova reach 2nd round at French Open</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRIS LEHOURITES </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-26T23:25:53.42-06:00">Updated May 26, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova successfully dealt with the wet weather and their opponents Monday at the French Open. Both former No. 1 players advanced to the second round at Roland Garros, playing through rain and rain delays, while current No. 1 Rafael Nadal finished off his match in the sunshine. Djokovic beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 despite being broken three times, including while serving for the match for the first time. The second-seeded Serb was leading 4-1 when...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579896682014-05-26T23:25:53.42-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-26T23:25:53.42-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57989668@www.sltrib.com Mon, 26 May 2014 23:25:53 MDT Tennis: Australian Wawrinka stunned in French Open’s first round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57990103-77/wawrinka-open-round-australian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57990103-77/wawrinka-open-round-australian.html.csp">Tennis: Australian Wawrinka stunned in French Open’s first round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By HOWARD FENDRICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-26T23:25:53.061-06:00">Updated May 26, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Paris • The positive vibes and big-deal victories began for Stan Wawrinka at last year’s U.S. Open, back when he still went by “Stanislas,” and picked up steam at this year’s Australian Open, where he earned the right to forever be called “major champion.” And yet all of that seemed so far away late Monday at the French Open as dusk approached — and defeat became apparent — in Wawrinka’s first Grand Slam match since winning his first major title. Surprisingly, Wawrinka looked listless. More stun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-579901032014-05-26T23:25:53.061-06:00" id="#license-2014-05-26T23:25:53.061-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57990103@www.sltrib.com Mon, 26 May 2014 23:25:53 MDT