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Djokovic dispatches Fratangelo to book Kohlschreiber clash

World number one Novak Djokovic shook off a nervy start to dispatch US qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo.

Kermode to step down as ATP president at end of year

While Kermode had been successful in growing the game, the ATP Player Council had decided it was time for a change.

Tennis player Djokovic, gymnast Biles win top Laureus awards

US golfer Tiger Woods receives the comeback of the year award.

Djokovic tightens grip on top of rankings; Federer slides

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal in straight sets in just over two hours.

Djokovic and Nadal add another chapter to great rivalry

Both have landed in the final in outrageous form, with second seed Nadal conceding only six games to Stefanos Tsitsipas before top seed Djokovic gave up only four to Lucas Pouille.

Dominant Djokovic demolishes Pouille to set up Nadal final

Djokovic will face second seed Nadal in a 53rd career meeting and eighth in the final of a Slam.

Djokovic through to semi-finals after Nishikori retires hurt

Top seed Djokovic will meet Lucas Pouille for a place in the final.

Djokovic wary of Nishikori, Pouille eyes maiden Aussie Open semi

Kei Nishikori is unbeaten in 8 matches this year after winning the Brisbane International.

Djokovic passes Medvedev test to reach quarter-finals

Djokovic will continue his bid for a hat-trick of successive Grand Slam triumphs and a record seventh title at Melbourne Park against eighth seed Kei Nishikori.

Djokovic not the player he was, says hopeful Medvedev

Medvedev believes the 31-year-old is not quite the player he was, even as the world number one bids for a third major title in succession.

Halep sets up Serena showdown as Djokovic relentlessly marches on

Meanwhile, Djokovic's victory means he is guaranteed to stay world number one when the new rankings are released after the tournament.

Djokovic’s floodlight fury after wobble against Shapovalov

Up till his mini-meltdown, Djokovic had made his outing on centre court look like an afternoon practice session.

Halep confronts Venus as Serena and Djokovic resume Slam drive

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus is unseeded, but remains a threat.

Djokovic powers past Tsonga in 2008 Aussie Open final repeat

Djokovic vanquished Tsonga for the 17th time in 27 tour meetings stretching back 11 years.

Djokovic begins seventh Aussie Open title bid with easy win

Djokovic will face the dangerous unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round.

Korean Chung battles from two sets down to reach second round

Gritty Chung held both arms aloft and looked to the sky in triumph as he converted on match point.

Federer ‘shocked’, Djokovic ‘hurt’ by Murray retirement bombshell

Both paid tribute to the former world number one on the eve of the year's first Grand Slam.

Djokovic’s conqueror Bautista Agut takes Qatar Open title

The Spaniard ground out a hard-fought victory in three sets against the Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the final.

Djokovic into Qatar quarter-finals after scare

The top seed will play fifth seed Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarter-finals.

Djokovic wins 1st match of 2019 in just 55 minutes

The 31-year-old, who has made it clear he wants to match or better Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slams, was untroubled throughout.

Modric beats Djokovic to win Balkan athlete of year

Croatia captain Luka Modric was named Balkan Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

Resurgent Djokovic leads the way as old guard stays on top

Djokovic swept Wimbledon, US Open crowns, and a historic Masters sweep with an elusive victory in Cincinnati.

Djokovic and Halep named 2018 ITF world champions

It is world number one Djokovic's sixth while it is Romania's top-ranked Halep's first.

Zverev stuns Djokovic to claim ATP Finals title

The opening eight games resembled a boxing match with both players probing for weaknesses.