Daniil Medvedev became the 27th player to reach the No.1 spot in ATP rankings, after dethroning Novak Djokovic, on February 28. The 26-year-old climbed to the No.1, which was held by the Serbian Djokovic for a record period of 361 weeks. "It was my goal since I was young and especially my goal in latest times," said Medvedev, who certainly left the world in shock.
Rafael Nadal earned his 10th Italian Open title as he defeated Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia that ended on May 16. With this victory, Nadal improved his head-to-head clash with Djokovic to 28-29 out of their 57th meeting overall. Besides, he also earned his 88th tour-level title, surpassing Djokovic (82), in the list of most titles in open era since 1968.
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Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on March 8 broke Roger Federer's record of being the number 1 player in the world ATP rankings for the most number of weeks. Clinching the number 1 title for the first time in 2011, Djokovic has now spent 311 weeks on the top spot, one more than Federer. However, Djokovic with 18 grand slam victories still trails behind the logs of Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (20).
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Tennis ace Novak Djokovic has bagged the year-end No. 1 ranking at the 2020 ATP Awards on December 21. Djokovic earned the accolade for the sixth time, thanks to his four title wins this year including his eighth Australian Open. Meanwhile, Roger Federer won the singles 'Fans' Favorite Award' for a record 18th consecutive year. Besides, Rafael Nadal also bagged his fourth 'Stefan Edberg Sportsmanship Award'.
The first Grand Slam of 2021, Australian Open, that is scheduled from February 8-21 will be enveloped under 14-day quarantine rule for the players arriving Australia. The press release by the Victorian state government read that players and support staff would be tested before leaving for Australia as well as for minimum five times during quarantine. However, they will be allowed to have maximum five hours of practice at the Melbourne Park.… read-more
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic was awarded the ATP Tour Number One trophy for ending the year 2020 at the top of the rankings. He also levelled Pete Sampras’ record of finishing at the world number one spot for six years after ending 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, and 2020 at the top of the ATP Rankings. He was honored by the ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi at the ongoing Nitto ATP Finals.
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Italy's Jannik Sinner clinched his maiden ATP title after taking down Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6 ,7-6(3) in the finals of the Sofia Open 2020 held in Bulgaria. The 19-year-old became the youngest first-time winner on the ATP men's tour in 12 years. Sinner took a lead in the first set after dictating rallies but lost the second set. However, he was composed enough in the third set to claim the victory.
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Star Tennis Player Rafael Nadal enters the coveted list after beating Feliciano Lopez(Spain) 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 at the Paris Masters, on November 4. With this victory, Nadal has now joined Jimmy Connors (1274), Roger Federer (1242) and Ivan Lendl (1068) who have more than '1000 ATP victories'. "It makes a big difference that the court is empty", said Nadal seeing an empty stadium, marking his second milestone after French Open, last month.
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World number one Novak Djokovic has been knocked out from the Vienna Open after Italy's Lorenzo Sonego defeated him by 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals on October 30. The 42-ranked Italian, who entered the main draw as a lucky loser, broke the top seed five times for the biggest win of his career. With this defeat, Djokovic's year-end world number one spot for a record-equalling sixth time has been stalled.
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India’s campaign in the men’s doubles ended as Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna faced defeats with their partners at the Astana Open in Kazakhstan. Sharan and his partner Luke Bambridge lost in the quarterfinals to Max Purcell and Luke Saville with 3-6, 5-7. Whereas Bopanna and his partner Frederick Nielsen lost to Marcelo Arevalo and Tomislav Brkic in the first round by 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 10-5.