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‘Outside of that specific fact, Novak Djokovic owns…’, says former ace

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World No. 5 Andrey Rublev admitted he was running and overthinking against Novak Djokovic and that got him nowhere against the Serb. Djokovic, ranked No. 1 in the world, lost just five games en route to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Rublev.
Rublev broke Djokovic in the first game of the match, but the Serb responded with two breaks to win the first set. Djokovic also broke Rublev twice in the second set to book a straight-set victory. “I have to go through this experience.
I went through this when I was playing my first match against Andy, against Rafa, and it always takes time. I need to play a couple of games like this to feel … that you can compete with the best players. It takes time, “Rublev said after the loss, according to Tennis Now.”

I was in a bit of a rush, a bit of overthinking, because every time I thought, okay, now I have a chance to attack, now I have a chance to lead the point, and you start thinking about the next two, three shots and in the end you don’t even do this ” “I knew I had to be alert and start well,” Djokovic said.
“I dropped my serve again like in the first game [against Casper Ruud]. It was a pretty nervous start for both of us to 4-3, then with new balls I somehow managed to find the right shots at the right time. I made him play, mainly at the break point at 4-3, when I managed to make a good passing.”
Roddick opens up on Djokovic
Pete Sampras recently called Novak Djokovic the greatest player of all time, citing some of the Serb’s remarkable achievements from this year. Andy Roddick echoed Sampras’ comments, stating Djokovic would become the undeniable GOAT once he clinches his 21st Major.
“The only thing left that is even up for it is the total Slam count right,” Andy Roddick said. “There’s Rafa winning the French Open, we don’t know the status for the Australian Open.” Djokovic owns a positive head-to-head record against both Federer (27-23) and Nadal (30-28).
Roddick highlighted this fact while stressing how the Serb has the upper hand over his rivals in every key metric. “But outside of that specific statistic, Novak owns the rest of them – head-to-head, seven years at No.
” Andy Roddick said. “Now, I don’t know what the biggest upset is to Pete, whether Novak broke his record of six years at No. 1 or the fact that he was quoted in public.” Pete Sampras recently explained in detail why he considers Novak Djokovic the GOAT.
The American pointed to the Serb’s consistency and prolonged domination of the tour to drive home his point. “I do think what Novak’s done over the past 10 years, winning the Majors, being consistent, finishing No. 1 for seven years, to me it’s a clear sign that he is the greatest of all time,” Sampras said.

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Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal

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US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.

Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …

I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …

We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.

Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.

She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.

“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].

“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”

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Maria Sharapova Beautiful and Sexy on a Magazine! (PHOTOS INSIDE)

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Here are some sexy shots of Maria Sharapova. The Russian used some free time off the courts to be immortalized by Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine, before Wimbledon

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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche

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Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.

As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.

Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.

“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.

“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.

The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.

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