ATP ranking on 19th August 2019

ATP ranking on 19th August 2019

Novak retains his number one spot for the 265th week. He lost 640 points as he lost in the semi finals in Cincinnati last week (won the title last year).

(via atptour.com)

Novak Djokovic – Sam Querrey (Head-to-Head)

Novak Djokovic – Sam Querrey (Head-to-Head)

Novak will face Sam Querrey in the second round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday at about 3 PM local time (9 PM CET).

The last time they played each other was three years ago at Wimbledon where Querrey won in four sets.

(via atptour.com)

Novak and his doubles partner Janko Tipsarevic…

Novak and his doubles partner Janko Tipsarevic lost 2-6 3-6 to Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot in the first round of doubles in Cincinnati.

(via MaxJGao on Twitter)

Novak giving a pre-interview at the Western &a…

Novak giving a pre-interview at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati

(via Tennis Channel on YouTube)

Western & Southern Open 2019 draw:

Western & Southern Open 2019 draw:

  • First round: Bye
  • Second round: Sam Querrey, Pierre Hugues-Herbert
  • Third round: John Isner
  • Quarter-finals: Karen Khachanov, Fabio Fognini, Nick Kyrgios
  • Semi-finals: Roger Federer, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev
  • Final: Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori, Dominic Thiem

(via http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/cincinnati-masters-draw-revealed-2/)

Novak beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 to…

Novak beat Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 to reach his ninth final in Rome.

Novak: “Credit to Diego. He came out with the right game plan. He was hitting the ball clean. He was hitting it fast. He was mixing up the pace. It was really hard to read the play. It has been a very close match. Now I have to rest. I don’t feel as fresh as the beginning of the week but I’m fine.

(via BasiaID on Twitter, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/nole-battles-past-schwartzman-to-reach-rome-masters-final/)

Novak saved two match points against Juan Mart…

Novak saved two match points against Juan Martin Del Potro and beat him 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 after three hours to reach the semi finals at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia.

Novak: “He was playing really well, gave me a lot of trouble. I never lost faith I could come back to the match. One break of serve, mini break in the tie-break when he was 6-4, more or less open forehand that he was making the entire match, that’s all it took for me to come back. He missed a couple of crucial points in the tie-break. Also break point third set, quite easy forehand. That’s what happens. That’s sport. I’m just really pleased to overcome this challenge.

(via BasiaID on Twitter, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/italian-open-novak-saves-2-mps-in-post-midnight-win/)