Tags: Djokovic, Novak

Roger Federer Gets the Pope Treatment on a Chaotic Day at the Italian Open

ROME — The frenzied scene Thursday at the Italian Open looked like something more common in nearby Vatican City. After Roger Federer had won his second match of the day, he left the Grandstand court, climbed into a golf cart and rode down the long main pathway of the Foro Italico, through throngs of fans…

New Star, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Falls to a Familiar One, Novak Djokovic, in Madrid

MADRID — The generation gap is closing in men’s tennis, but Stefanos Tsitsipas was unable to shrink it further on Sunday in the final of the Madrid Open. Not with his legs and right arm feeling heavy after he had beaten Rafael Nadal on Spanish clay less than 24 hours earlier, and not with Novak…

On Tennis: It’s Time for the ATP to Get Its Act Together

MADRID — The golden age of men’s tennis has lost some luster lately. Internal discord has pitted player against player. The tour’s executive chairman is being forced out of his job. And the powerful ATP board member Justin Gimelstob, a divisive back-room figure, finally resigned his seat on the ATP board on May 1 in…