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Mar 2, 2015

Interview: Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday.

Cutting a relaxed figure following afternoon practice less than 24 hours after losing the Dubai Open final to Roger Federer, the eight-times grand slam champion explained the tough decision which changed his life.

Mar 1, 2015

Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday.

Cutting a relaxed figure following afternoon practice less than 24 hours after losing the Dubai Open final to Roger Federer, the eight-times grand slam champion explained the tough decision which changed his life.

Mar 1, 2015

Tennis-Skiing U-turn made me a champion, says Djokovic

BELGRADE, March 1 (Reuters) – The dedication to sporting excellence which moulded Novak Djokovic into the world’s top tennis player was preceded by a passion for skiing which remains one of his greatest joys, the 27-year old Serb told Reuters on Sunday.

Cutting a relaxed figure following afternoon practice less than 24 hours after losing the Dubai Open final to Roger Federer, the eight-times grand slam champion explained the tough decision which changed his life.

Feb 26, 2015

Maccabi win thriller as Real rout Red Star

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv and record eight-time winners Real Madrid edged closer to the playoffs of Europe’s elite club competition with contrasting wins on Thursday.

Maccabi edged Panathinaikos 73-70 while Real recovered from an early 14-6 deficit to blow away Red Star Belgrade 85-61 after the visitors committed a whopping 19 turnovers.

Feb 26, 2015

Basketball-Maccabi win thriller as Real rout Red Star

BELGRADE, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Euroleague holders Maccabi Tel Aviv and record eight-time winners Real Madrid edged closer to the playoffs of Europe’s elite club competition with contrasting wins on Thursday.

Maccabi edged Panathinaikos 73-70 while Real recovered from an early 14-6 deficit to blow away Red Star Belgrade 85-61 after the visitors committed a whopping 19 turnovers.

Feb 24, 2015

Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanor may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said.

In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis Cup first-round home clash with traditional rivals Croatia.

Feb 24, 2015

Tennis-Sometimes I have to let it rip, says Djokovic

BELGRADE, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s flamboyant on-court demeanour may be occasionally unacceptable but it is an integral part of his success, the world number one said.

In a pre-recorded appearance on Serbian state television aired on Monday night, the 27-year old from Belgrade also confirmed he would lead Serbia in their March 6-8 Davis Cup first-round home clash with traditional rivals Croatia.

Feb 22, 2015

Listless United finally run out of luck

By Zoran Milosavljevic

(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team’s “missed chances” in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long.

The Dutchman praised his team’s second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity and Swansea soaked up the pressure before Jonjo Shelvey unleashed a deflected screamer which beat David De Gea.

Feb 22, 2015

Soccer-Listless United finally run out of luck

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team’s “missed chances” in Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long.

The Dutchman praised his team’s second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity and Swansea soaked up the pressure before Jonjo Shelvey unleashed a deflected screamer which beat David De Gea.

Jan 13, 2015

Saints should march into Champions League, says Tadic

BELGRADE (Reuters) – An impressive 1-0 win at Manchester United should give Southampton the impetus to finish in the Premier League top four and qualify for next season’s Champions League, says the club’s Serbia forward Dusan Tadic.

“The race for a top four finish will go down to the wire and if we keep up the good form, playing in Europe’s premier club competition could easily become reality,” Tadic told Belgrade daily Sportski Zurnal.

    • About Zoran

      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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      1999
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