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: 2013 champ Rafael Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308833-77/nadal-open-wrist-federer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308833-77/nadal-open-wrist-federer.html.csp">Tennis: 2013 champ Rafael Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury</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="2014-08-18T22:59:51.593-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. Nadal announced his withdrawal, blamed on a bad right wrist, one week before play begins at Flushing Meadows. “I am sure you understand that it is a very tough moment for me since it is a tournament I love and where I have great memories from fans, the night matches, so many...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583088332014-08-18T22:59:51.593-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-18T22:59:51.593-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308833@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:51 MDT 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