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Jul 13, 2015

Fatherhood the secret of Djokovic’s recent success

LONDON (Reuters) – Armed with what Goran Ivanisevic calls a “Balkan mentality” and “positive arrogance”, Novak Djokovic replaced the heartbreak of losing the French Open with the joy of hoisting the Wimbledon trophy in the space of just five weeks.

That “positive arrogance” has made Djokovic a formidable athlete who, rather than being distracted by the joys of married life and fatherhood, has become a human winning machine who keeps showing up come finals day.

Jul 13, 2015

Tennis-Fatherhood the secret of Djokovic’s recent success

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Armed with what Goran Ivanisevic calls a “Balkan mentality” and “positive arrogance”, Novak Djokovic replaced the heartbreak of losing the French Open with the joy of hoisting the Wimbledon trophy in the space of just five weeks.

That “positive arrogance” has made Djokovic a formidable athlete who, rather than being distracted by the joys of married life and fatherhood, has become a human winning machine who keeps showing up come finals day.

Jul 12, 2015

Federer left wondering if he can conquer Wimbledon again

LONDON (Reuters) – When Roger Federer saw Novak Djokovic sharing a victory embrace with wife Jelena in the corridor leading to the men’s locker room at Wimbledon, the Swiss must have wondered if he will ever himself get a chance to experience such a moment again.

Mirka Federer cut a forlorn figure on Centre Court as she held up her phone to take pictures of her husband holding aloft the silver runners-up plate after he had been beaten in the final for the second year running by the Serb.

Jul 12, 2015

Tennis-Federer left wondering if he can conquer Wimbledon again

LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – When Roger Federer saw Novak Djokovic sharing a victory embrace with wife Jelena in the corridor leading to the men’s locker room at Wimbledon, the Swiss must have wondered if he will ever himself get a chance to experience such a moment again.

Mirka Federer cut a forlorn figure on Centre Court as she held up her phone to take pictures of her husband holding aloft the silver runners-up plate after he had been beaten in the final for the second year running by the Serb.

Jul 10, 2015

Federer will be no walk in the park for Djokovic

LONDON (Reuters) – Pushing his baby’s pram through the leafy surroundings of Wimbledon Common is how Novak Djokovic collected his thoughts and mapped out his game plan to try and win a third title at the All England Club.

That stroll in the park helped him execute the penultimate stage of his plan perfectly as he sauntered into the final with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 hammering of Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Federer will be no walk in the park for Djokovic

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Pushing his baby’s pram through the leafy surroundings of Wimbledon Common is how Novak Djokovic collected his thoughts and mapped out his game plan to try and win a third title at the All England Club.

That stroll in the park helped him execute the penultimate stage of his plan perfectly as he sauntered into the final with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-4 hammering of Frenchman Richard Gasquet.

Jul 10, 2015

Losing to Djokovic is so nice, says Gasquet

LONDON (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet eloquently summed up what it feels like to be an also ran at Wimbledon on Friday after an elastic-limbed Novak Djokovic bounced the Frenchman out of the All England Club in the semi-finals.

“To lose against Novak in the semi-final, it’s very nice for me,” said the Frenchman.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Losing to Djokovic is so nice, says Gasquet

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Richard Gasquet eloquently summed up what it feels like to be an also ran at Wimbledon on Friday after an elastic-limbed Novak Djokovic bounced the Frenchman out of the All England Club in the semi-finals.

“To lose against Novak in the semi-final, it’s very nice for me,” said the Frenchman.

Jul 10, 2015

Muguruza has belief and knowhow to topple Serena

LONDON (Reuters) – A fresh-faced Spaniard who has a love-hate relationship with grass will be eager to prove in Saturday’s Wimbledon final that the mighty Serena Williams is as human as the next person with blood, and not ice, pumping through her veins.

‘Nerves’ and ‘Williams’ are words that are not usually linked such has been the total dominance of the world number one who is gunning for her fourth successive grand slam title to complete the “Serena Slam” for the second time in her career.

Jul 10, 2015

Tennis-Muguruza has belief and knowhow to topple Serena

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – A fresh-faced Spaniard who has a love-hate relationship with grass will be eager to prove in Saturday’s Wimbledon final that the mighty Serena Williams is as human as the next person with blood, and not ice, pumping through her veins.

‘Nerves’ and ‘Williams’ are words that are not usually linked such has been the total dominance of the world number one who is gunning for her fourth successive grand slam title to complete the “Serena Slam” for the second time in her career.