Novak Djokovic suffers ‘physical collapse’ in new setback at Monte Carlo Masters

In an extraordinary reversal of tennis logic, Novak Djokovic confessed that his stamina had let him down after he bombed out of the Monte Carlo Masters in the second round. “I fought my way through to the third set,” Djokovic... Read more

Novak Djokovic set for swift return to world No 1 after Daniil Medvedev loses to Gael Monfils

Daniil Medvedev’s unexpected exit from Indian Wells will have two significant consequences. One, it means that Novak Djokovic will reclaim the world No1 ranking on Monday. And two, the chances of a Russian player lifting this title just became much... Read more

Novak Djokovic is seemingly determined to tarnish his own reputation

This week’s flirtation with the BNP Paribas Open represented yet another unforced error from Novak Djokovic, a man seemingly determined to tarnish his own reputation. The world No 2 left his name on the entry list until after the draw... Read more

Novak Djokovic included in Indian Wells draw – even though he might not receive permission to enter US

The situation is strangely reminiscent of the toing and froing that distracted so much attention from the Australian Open build-up in early January. Once again, Djokovic appears to be making a late and unexpected bid to participate in an event... Read more

Novak Djokovic to be allowed to play in French Open after vaccine ban lifted

Novak Djokovic’s self-imposed exile from the tennis tour looks to be drawing to an end, judging by news that the French government will drop its requirement for vaccine passports on March 14. This will open Djokovic’s path to play in... Read more

Novak Djokovic to surrender world No 1 ranking after shock Dubai defeat

Daniil Medvedev will become the first man other than Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to hold the world No 1 spot since 2004, after Djokovic ceded his crown with a loss in Dubai. Russia’s Medvedev, who... Read more

Novak Djokovic says he is ‘not an IT expert’ as questions remain over positive Covid test

Novak Djokovic on Sunday failed to give any clarity over the ongoing questions surrounding the medical exemption he received to play in the Australian Open, which was later revoked following an outcry over his Covid status. The world No 1 will... Read more

Novak Djokovic vows to channel off-court frustrations into ATP Tour return in Dubai

World No1 Novak Djokovic will be back on the ATP Tour next week, and he is ready to take his frustrations out on his opponents. Djokovic has not played a competitive match for 11 weeks, thanks to the fuss over... Read more

When is Novak Djokovic’s next match, how to watch on TV and our prediction?

Novak Djokovic is poised to play his first match of the year in Dubai after a chaotic start to his 2022 season. Last month, the Serbian was deported from Australia after a court battle with immigration authorities as he attempted... Read more

If the BBC thinks Novak Djokovic’s antivax nonsense is more important than war, it’s finally lost the plot

According to reports at the weekend, Russia planned to invade Ukraine on Wednesday. So on Tuesday morning we rushed to turn on the news, fearing we were just 24 hours from armed conflict. The BBC, however, was focusing on a... Read more

Wimbledon poised to let Novak Djokovic defend his title despite refusal to get Covid jab

Pam Shriver, the 22-time grand slam doubles champion, told 5 Live Breakfast Djokovic’s continuing refusal to get vaccinated was “terrible for tennis”. “The fact that he doesn’t trust it, it does lead a lot of people, in his own country and... Read more

Should Novak Djokovic be vaccinated? Yes. Should he be banned? Absolutely not

It sounds so simple when you express it in those terms. Except Djokovic is a figure of sufficient complexity to bewilder even his own biographer. “I think he’s getting vaccinated,” predicted Daniel Muksch, after Nadal overtook him in Melbourne on... Read more

Wimbledon can be a safe space for Novak Djokovic – but he might not find much love this year

Grand-slam titles are not as important to Novak Djokovic as bodily autonomy. If necessary, he is prepared to sacrifice his own career legacy on the altar of his pseudo-scientific beliefs. And yet, vaccinated or not, there is still one key... Read more

Novak Djokovic: I would rather give up Grand Slams than get a Covid jab

Novak Djokovic feels so strongly about vaccinations that he would be willing to give up the chance to become the greatest tennis player ever rather than be forced to get a Covid jab. In his first interview since being deported... Read more

Novak Djokovic included on entry list for Indian Wells – and with it the threat of fresh vaccine row

Novak Djokovic, who was deported from Australia over his Covid-19 vaccination status ahead of the Australian Open, is on the entry list for next month’s Indian Wells ATP event in California. The 34-year-old Serb, who is unvaccinated, was deported after... Read more

Novak Djokovic to break silence on Australia deportation saga in next 10 days

Novak Djokovic has promised to tell his side of the story over his deportation from Australia “in seven to 10 days”. Breaking his silence over his expulsion from the country last month during an audience with Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic,... Read more

Tennis’ highest-ranking umpire Soeren Friemel banned for 12 months over abuse of power claims

Tennis’s highest-ranking official has received a 12-month suspension for unethical conduct and abuse of power, the Telegraph can reveal. The umpiring scandal involves US Open referee Soeren Friemel, the man who ruled on Novak Djokovic’s expulsion from the 2020 US... Read more

You would want Rafael Nadal to play for your life – but Novak Djokovic will go down as the greatest

As well as the stats, people also ask me who was the best when they were all at their absolute best. The answer is that it depends on the surface. On hard courts, on their best day, I think Novak... Read more

Rafael Nadal’s triumph is astounding but Novak Djokovic’s absence casts an inescapable shadow

But Nadal’s advance into uncharted territory for the men’s game demands that we examine this moment not as pure theatre, but as pure sport. After all, it is one of sport’s immutable truths that to be the best, you have... Read more

John McEnroe calls for investigation into positive Covid test at centre of Novak Djokovic deportation row

Asked whether the tennis authorities needed to get to the bottom of the matter, McEnroe said: “In short, yes. I’d like to know. “I’ll give you an example of something I don’t understand. Novak Djokovic, to me, is an extremely... Read more

John McEnroe calls for probe into positive Covid test at centre of Novak Djokovic deportation row

Asked whether the tennis authorities needed to get to the bottom of the matter, McEnroe said: “In short, yes. I’d like to know. “I’ll give you an example of something I don’t understand. Novak Djokovic, to me, is an extremely... Read more

Australian chief justice reveals why he rejected Novak Djokovic appeal against deportation

The Australian has legal system confirmed why it had rejected Novak Djokovic’s appeal against deportation on Sunday. In essence, chief justice Allsop ruled that it was reasonable to consider Djokovic an anti-vaxxer. “Mr Djokovic had for over a year chosen... Read more

Novak Djokovic’s sponsors seek a ‘please explain’ after Australian deportation fiasco

Lacoste, the French clothing manufacturer, became the first of the Serb’s backers to speak out following the end of an extraordinary 10-day saga sparked by his refusal to get vaccinated against Covid-19. “As soon as possible, we will be in... Read more

The day after Novak Djokovic’s deportation: Australian Open facing backlash of its own making

For all that the full force of Australian bureaucracy has derailed Novak Djokovic’s progress to a record 21st major title, it has also unwittingly made him a martyr. The Serbian ultras who turned up here wearing “greatest of all time”... Read more

John McEnroe embarks on bizarre pro-Novak Djokovic rant at Australian Open

John McEnroe launched into a bizarre rant about the Novak Djokovic deportation furore on Monday, hailing him for doing “whatever it takes” to win a record 21st grand slam and wrongly suggesting journalists invented the fact he broke coronavirus quarantine... Read more