• Rafael Nadal's 13th victory at Roland Garros

    Rafael Nadal's 13th victory at Roland Garros

    Rafael Nadal won his 13th Roland-Garros on Sunday by crushing Novak Djokovic (6-0, 6-2, 7-5), tying the record of 20 Grand Slam trophies set by Roger Federer.
  • Stephen A. Smith, ESPN going all in on tales of ‘white privilege’

    Stephen A. Smith, ESPN going all in on tales of ‘white privilege’

    Given that I’m assigned to cover sports as delivered by TV, two recent developments have become dominant, repetitive themes: 1) If you don’t have a bet or bets on the games, you’re out of touch with sports, especially how they plan to sustain viewership and TV billions by suckering the young and vulnerable. How would …
  • Close friend worried about Novak Djokovic after US Open disaster

    Close friend worried about Novak Djokovic after US Open disaster

    One of Novak Djokovic’s close friends is seriously worried his 2020 US Open snafu is only the tip of the iceberg. Retired Slovak tennis star Daniela Hantuchova pulled no punches while speaking about her longtime friend on Amazon UK’s broadcast of the event and alluded to a larger anger management issue that Djokovic needs to …
  • Lineswoman struck by Novak Djokovic ball receiving death threats

    Lineswoman struck by Novak Djokovic ball receiving death threats

    The US Open lineswoman from Kentucky hit in the throat by Novak Djokovic’s tennis ball is taking Labor Day off, according to a tennis source. The injured lineswoman is Laura Clark of Owensboro, Kentucky, according to the source. The incident caused the disqualification of Djokovic, who was the heavy favorite and top seed to win the …
  • Novak Djokovic’s excessive punishment is terrible for US Open

    Novak Djokovic’s excessive punishment is terrible for US Open

    There was always going to be an asterisk next to the U.S. Open championship played without fans and under a pandemic/bubble environment. Now you can draw a bigger, fatter asterisk after the USTA’s decision Sunday to disqualify Novak Djokovic for accidentally hitting a ball after a point that struck a female line judge in the …
  • Novak Djokovic is ‘empty’ after US Open tennis ball fiasco

    Novak Djokovic is ‘empty’ after US Open tennis ball fiasco

    Novak Djokovic was contrite on Instagram after being disqualified from the U.S. Open on Sunday for hitting a tennis ball in frustration that inadvertently struck a female line judge in the backcourt. Djokovic pleaded his case for 10 minutes with tournament offiicials, left the grounds without giving a Zoom interview but had calmed down by …
  • Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting lineswoman with ball

    Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting lineswoman with ball

    The overwhelming US Open favorite Novak Djokovic was stunningly defaulted from his fourth-round match versus Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday after striking a lineswoman in the throat with a ball hit in frustration. The incident occurred late in the first set with Djokovic trailing 6-5. The disqualification cited is “abuse of ball” when it …
  • Novak Djokovic’s father accuses Grigor Dimitrov in sad coronavirus twist

    Novak Djokovic’s father accuses Grigor Dimitrov in sad coronavirus twist

    Novak Djokovic isn’t responsible for the coronavirus outbreak at his charity tournament, the Adria Tour — according to his outspoken father. Srdjan Djokovic, who has come under fire in the past for controversial and unsportsmanlike statements, has accused Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov for the spike in people infected, including Novak and his wife Jelena, who both …
  • Nick Kyrgios rips Novak Djokovic after coronavirus diagnosis: ‘Don’t @ me’

    Nick Kyrgios rips Novak Djokovic after coronavirus diagnosis: ‘Don’t @ me’

    Tennis has turned upside down. The world’s top player, Novak Djokovic, is setting back the sport. The ATP’s long-running headache, Nick Kyrgios, is the voice of responsibility. Djokovic, who became the fourth player to test positive for COVID-19 — along with his wife — from the exhibition tournament he hosted in Serbia and Croatia, was …
  • Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena get coronavirus amid Adria Tour criticism

    Novak Djokovic, wife Jelena get coronavirus amid Adria Tour criticism

    Amid public backlash for hosting the controversial Adria Tour and reckless partying in the middle of a pandemic, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena have tested positive for coronavirus. “The moment we arrived in Belgrade, we went to be tested. My result is positive, just as Jelena’s, while the results of our …