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Djokovic stands in way of Murray and history
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Djokovic stands in way of Murray and history

Jul 6 2013, 5:24am CDT | by

London, July 6 (IANS) Andy Murray will have another shot at becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown in 77 years when he takes on World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final here Sunday.

London, July 6 — Andy Murray will have another shot at becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown in 77 years when he takes on World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final here Sunday. Both...

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Djokovic stands in way of Murray and history

Jul 6 2013, 5:24am CDT | by

London, July 6 (IANS) Andy Murray will have another shot at becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown in 77 years when he takes on World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final here Sunday.

London, July 6 — Andy Murray will have another shot at becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon crown in 77 years when he takes on World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the final here Sunday.

Both Murray and Djokovic had tough semifinal outings with the Murray holding off the towering Jerzy Janowicz 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 at the All England Club Friday.

The contest was delayed for 28 minutes after it was decided to close the Centre Court roof at the insistence of Janowicz.

"It's unfair, it's an outdoor tournament," said Murray, who lost the 2012 final here to Roger Federer. "You are only doing it (closing the roof) because he (Jerzy) has been complaining about it for 45 minutes.

"It was a very tough match and completely different to any other match I've had here this year. He is talented and unpredictable, has huge serves, which give you very little rhythm to come back at him."

Earlier, Djokovic scraped past the big-hitting Juan Martin Del Potro 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (8), 6-3 in an epic battle lasting four hours and 43 minutes, making it the longest ever semifinal at Wimbledon.

The 2011 Champion from Serbia now joins legends John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg in making it to 11 Grand Slam finals.

Murray and Djokovic have been rivals since their under-12 days, and have featured in the final of the last three Grand Slams in which they both competed. The Scot pulled out of the this year's French Open owing to a recurring back problem.

The Serb leads Murray 18-11 in career meetings but their Grand Slam record stands at 1-1.

Murray defeated Djokovic at the 2012 US Open for his maiden Grand Slam title before the 'Djoker' took his revenge at this year's Australian Open for his sixth major triumph.

Murray would be confident going into the final at SW19. He beat Djokovic in the 2012 London Olympics semifinal before getting the better of Federer in the gold medal match.

The 26-year-old Scot is on a 17-match winning streak on grass. His only defeat in his last 24 matches on the surface came against Federer last year.

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Djokovic: Daddy duties give me new strength

Oct 29 2014 5:12am CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Novak Djokovic says fatherhood has already given him new inspiration as he bids to add the "cream on the cake" to a memorable year by winning the World Tour Finals in Londo ...
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Defending champion Djokovic breezes through at Paris Masters

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Fatherhood more important than No.1 ranking, says Djokovic

Oct 27 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: Espn.co.uk

Novak Djokovic says he is unconcerned about his world No.1 ranking because nothing can match becoming a ...
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Djokovic unconcerned about top spot

Oct 27 2014 1:17pm CDT | Source: http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/rss.xml

Novak Djokovic says he is not concerned about the number one spot as he returns to action following the birth o ...
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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic Becomes a Father to Boy Named Stefan

Oct 22 2014 6:48am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Novak Djokovic has become a father, the world's top-ranked tennis player confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday. The Serbian's wife, Jelena, gave birth to a baby boy named Stefan. Stefan, our baby angel was born! I am so proud of my beautiful wife Jelena! Thank you so much for your love and support. We love you all!!! — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) October 22, 2014 Djokovic married earlier this s ...
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Djokovic's wife gives birth to first child, a boy

Oct 22 2014 3:01am CDT | Source: ESPN.com - Tennis

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the proud father of a ba ...
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Djokovic Celebrates Birth Of Baby Boy

Oct 21 2014 11:25pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena Ristic welcomed a healthy baby boy on Tuesday in Nice, according to Serbian media reports. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldT ...
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Novak Djokovic’s wife gives birth to baby boy, according to Serbian reports

Oct 21 2014 5:35pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

It’s a boy! Serbian media reported late Tuesday night that Novak Djokovic’s wife, Jelena, has given birth to the couple’s first child, a baby boy. A report by Novosti Online said that the pair’s families celebrated at the “Novak” restaurants and that Djokovic is “happy, proud and joyful.” Read full article >> ...
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Becker surprised by Federer form

Oct 14 2014 6:46pm CDT | Source: ESPN STAR Sports

Scarcely could Novak Djokovic have imagined that the birth of his child would coincide with a battle against Roger Federer for the world numbe ...
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