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Novak Djokovic becomes second player in sport to be at top of world rankings for 300 weeks
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Novak Djokovic becomes second player in sport to be at top of world rankings for 300 weeks

If Djokovic maintains his position, he will pass Federer – the only record-holder ahead of him for most weeks at No 1 – by 8 March 2021.

'Simply incredible' as Novak Djokovic equals Pete Sampras' year-end world number one record
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'Simply incredible' as Novak Djokovic equals Pete Sampras' year-end world number one record

Djokovic, a winner of 17 Grand Slam titles, had already moved past Sampras' tally of 286 weeks in the top spot in September.

Strokes of Genius review: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal documentary will captivate you even if you don't like tennis
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Strokes of Genius review: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal documentary will captivate you even if you don't like tennis

The tennis documentary Strokes of Genius revolves around the epic 2008 Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Novak Djokovic wins Vienna opener against Filip Krajinovic to close in on Pete Sampras' record
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Novak Djokovic wins Vienna opener against Filip Krajinovic to close in on Pete Sampras' record

Djokovic has been the top-ranked player at the end of a season five times. Should he beat Borna Coric, he will equal the achievement of his childhood idol, Pete Sampras.

Novak Djokovic eyes childhood hero Pete Sampras' year-end world number one record in Vienna
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Novak Djokovic eyes childhood hero Pete Sampras' year-end world number one record in Vienna

The 33-year-old Serb has been the top-ranked player at the end of a season five times: in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018.

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal's record at Roland Garros will never be beaten, predicts Andy Murray
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French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal's record at Roland Garros will never be beaten, predicts Andy Murray

On Sunday, the Scot watched in awe as Nadal, 34, demolished Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the final at Roland Garos to win his 13th French Open title.

Tennis has enjoyed a golden generation, but a golden era has eluded the sport
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Tennis has enjoyed a golden generation, but a golden era has eluded the sport

Serve-and-volley tennis was not a feature of the sport from its inception, and it only came to prominence in the 1950s. However, it presented a genuinely innovative way to explore court geometry.

Roger Federer focusing on 2021 season and Tokyo Olympics after two knee surgeries
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Roger Federer focusing on 2021 season and Tokyo Olympics after two knee surgeries

Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, but has never won an Olympic gold medal in singles.

The Heist: First-ever Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal final and other greatest escapes in tennis
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The Heist: First-ever Roger Federer vs Rafael Nadal final and other greatest escapes in tennis

In this edition of 'The Heist', we look at some of the greatest escapes, greatest Houdini acts and greatest how-did-that-happen in recent memory from the tennis courts.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Yearly lockdown would be good for planet, says Stefanos Tsitsipas
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Yearly lockdown would be good for planet, says Stefanos Tsitsipas

The coronavirus pandemic has stalled young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas’s burgeoning career but he remains philosophical about the current tennis shutdown.

Tennis legend Roger Federer says he 'really doesn't know' when to retire and he's not thinking about it
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Tennis legend Roger Federer says he 'really doesn't know' when to retire and he's not thinking about it

Two days into Federer's preparation for next season, he flies to Melbourne on 9 January, a week before the Australian Open draw, he is taking a 48-hour break, sitting out his fitness sessions

Tennis Rankings: Rafael Nadal ends year as World No 1 for fifth time in career; Andy Murray jumps to 126 after European Open title
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Tennis Rankings: Rafael Nadal ends year as World No 1 for fifth time in career; Andy Murray jumps to 126 after European Open title

The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week's ATP Finals in London but Novak Djokovic's failure to reach the semi-finals meant Nadal closed the year as No 1

ATP Finals 2019: Novak Djokovic gunning for sixth year-end title, wresting control of World No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal
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ATP Finals 2019: Novak Djokovic gunning for sixth year-end title, wresting control of World No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal

Djokovic is bidding to equal Pete Sampras' record of finishing six years as the world's best player, while Nadal is looking to achieve the feat for the fifth time

Paris Masters 2019: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic reach semis, edge closer to possible final clash
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Paris Masters 2019: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic reach semis, edge closer to possible final clash

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, fighting it out for the year-end world number one spot, edged closer to a possible Paris Masters final clash as both eased into the last four on Friday

Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic beats third-seeded David Goffin in semi-final, to face John Millman in final
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Japan Open 2019: Novak Djokovic beats third-seeded David Goffin in semi-final, to face John Millman in final

After controlling the first set, Djokovic broke Goffin in the first game of the second with a perfectly-placed volley at the net

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal’s improved backhand has made him a formidable hardcourt threat even in Djokovic Era
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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal’s improved backhand has made him a formidable hardcourt threat even in Djokovic Era

Armed with an improved backhand to go with the already formidable game he possessed, Rafael Nadal is breaking new ground even at the age of 33.

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev in gruelling five-set encounter to clinch 19th Grand Slam title
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US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev in gruelling five-set encounter to clinch 19th Grand Slam title

Nadal moved one shy of Roger Federer's record 20 Grand Slams and became the second-oldest New York champion in the Open era after Ken Rosewall in 1970 at 35

US Open 2019: Daniil v Goliath — First-time finalist Medvedev takes on Rafael Nadal in battle of generations
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US Open 2019: Daniil v Goliath — First-time finalist Medvedev takes on Rafael Nadal in battle of generations

Rafael Nadal will invariably try to turn the final into a physical battle. Daniil Medvedev may have to take a trick or two out of Marat Safin’s playbook to slay this giant.

Wimbledon 2019: From unpredictable playing surface to weight of history, what makes tournament a fiefdom of the greatest
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Wimbledon 2019: From unpredictable playing surface to weight of history, what makes tournament a fiefdom of the greatest

Clay and hard courts give you time to make amends for your slip-ups, but grass doesn't. It penalizes you for the smallest of mistakes. That's why the players who don't make too many mistakes in first place — in other words, the greats — have an inherent advantage at Wimbledon.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Montpellier win is a throwback to his past glory, and also a reminder of his impressive longevity
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga’s Montpellier win is a throwback to his past glory, and also a reminder of his impressive longevity

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga has lived in the shadows for 11 years now, despite his magical talents and persistent success. It would be nice if he got a few more moments of glory before he called it quits.