Novak Djokovic

Prizes shared but Djokovic and Serena still rule


LONDON - Grand slam titles were shared around like slices of pizza in 2014 but for all the welcome variety Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams ended the year still setting the standard.

Major sporting upsets of 2014

1. Brazil suffer 7-1 World Cup humiliation against Germany

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 19 Dec 2014

Warrior spirit leads Nishikori to new heights

LONDON - There comes a moment in all great sporting careers when the puzzle fits together and for Kei Nishikori it arrived on a sweltering early September afternoon in New York.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Dec 2014

McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

LONDON - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Dec 2014

Djokovic and Williams take ITF annual honors

LONDON - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named 2014 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 18 Dec 2014

Radwanska dreams of grand slam glory with Navratilova

LONDON - Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska hopes to win the first grand slam title of her career after appointing 18-times grand slam champion Martina Navratilova as her new "supercoach".

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Dec 2014

New crop threatens 'Big Four' hegemony, says Djokovic

NEW DELHI - With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men's grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game's top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 09 Dec 2014

Sampras rules out immediate American resurgence

NEW DELHI - The sorry state of American men's tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 08 Dec 2014

Fans will warm to new tournament in time: Agassi

SINGAPORE - Andre Agassi has seen many tournaments come and go in his long and illustrious career and the American great believes the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) has all the ingredients to be a long-term success.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Dec 2014

Anyone for fast-forward tennis? Welcome to the IPTL

SINGAPORE - It's tennis, but not as we know it.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 02 Dec 2014
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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