Djokovic admits travel declaration had incorrect information
Novak Djokovic has acknowledged that his Australian travel declaration form contained incorrect information, as the government nears a decision on whether to deport the Serbian tennis star, who is not vaccinated against COVID-19, on public interest grounds.
The Latest: Medvedev says celebration was nod to FIFA game
Daniil Medvedev's celebration for his first major tennis title was a nod to a soccer video game. Medvedev slowly and awkwardly fell to the court after beating Novak Djokovic in the U.S. Open final. Medvedev says: “That’s how I wanted to make it.”news.yahoo.com
Kalamazoo ready to host top junior tennis players at 2021 USTA Boys Nationals
KALAMAZOO, MI – For 10 days in August, more than 400 of the nation’s best junior tennis players will call Kalamazoo home, as they aim to follow in the footsteps of Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Michael Chang. After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the USTA Boys 18 and 16 National Championships are back in Kalamazoo for the 78th installment of the elite tournament, which runs from Aug. 6-15 at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium. - Zach Svajda returns a shot against Govind Nanda during the 18U championship match of the 2019 USTA Boys Nationals on Sunday, Aug. 11 at Kalamazoo College's Stowe Stadium. (Patrick Nothaft | MLive.com)(Patrick Nothaft | MLive.com)“We’re trying to put on a quality event that our community and the country thinks of when they think of tennis and Kalamazoo,” Riley said. More USTA Boys Nationals coverageNation’s top junior tennis tourney canceled a month after moving from MichiganNation’s top junior tennis tourney to move from Michigan to Florida for 202016-year-old tennis phenom earns U.S. Open bid with win at USTA Boys NationalsMichigan tennis player places sixth at 2019 USTA Boys NationalsMattawan tennis star overcomes shoulder injury to reach national stageIvy League-bound tennis star ends his junior career on home turfmlive.com
Medvedev recalls long-ago practice session with Djokovic
1 and was accumulating Grand Slam titles; Medvedev had yet to crack the Top 300. But Medvedev is still chasing that elusive Grand Slam title — he also lost in a final at the 2019 U.S. Open to Rafael Nadal. But none of those contests came against Djokovic in the Australian Open final. After dropping the first set, Medvedev broke to open the second, signaling he was still in the contest. Afterward, Djokovic said he figures it is only a matter of time until Medvedev wins a Grand Slam title, although he suggested he wouldn't mind if that took a few years.
The Latest: Djokovic says he did tear muscle in Australia
All rights reservedMELBOURNE – The Latest on Day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local):12:25 a.m.Novak Djokovic says he did tear an abdominal muscle in his third-round match at the Australian Open. ___9:40 p.m.Novak Djokovic has beaten Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 to win his ninth Australian Open championship and 18th Grand Slam title. Djokovic is now one set away from his ninth championship at Melbourne Park and 18th Grand Slam title overall. Djokovic is seeking a ninth Australian Open trophy and 18th Grand Slam title overall. AdNovak Djokovic is bidding for a ninth Australian Open singles title in the final later Sunday against fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
The Latest: Krejcikova, Ram win 2nd Australian mixed title
(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)MELBOURNE – The Latest on the Australian Open tennis tournament (all times local):10:55 p.m.Barbora Krejcikova and Rajeev Ram have combined for their second Australian Open mixed doubles title in three years with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Sam Stosur and Matthew Ebden in the championship match. Krejcikova and fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova lost the women’s doubles final on Friday to Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka. He and Joe Salisbury will attempt to defend their Australian Open doubles title in Sunday’s final against Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek. ___9:03 p.m.Naomi Osaka has won her fourth Grand Slam title by pulling away to beat Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3 in the Australian Open final. She is 3-0 in previous Grand Slam finals, winning the Australian Open in 2019 and the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2020.
Djokovic keeps perfect record in Australian Open semifinals
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Russia's Aslan Karatsev in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021..(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic had a perfect record in Australian Open semifinals, and he was playing almost flawless tennis to protect it. He's now 9-0 in semifinals at the season-opening major, and one win from a ninth Australian title. Ad“The more I win, the better I feel coming back," the top-ranked Djokovic said. Given his past success in Melbourne, Djokovic should feel confident going into another championship match. After the win, Djokovic said Karatsev deserved plenty of praise for his amazing major breakthrough.