Djokovic dating 2016
The start will be a little awkward: for the first time since 1999, Roger Federer won't be playing in a major.
The 18-time Grand Slam champ had played in a record 65 consecutive Slams, but a back injury will force him to miss this year's French.
A Roland Garros victory would also give Djokovic a shot at Laver's calendar-year Slam. It's been nearly three years since Andy Murray won a major; at Wimbledon in 2013, he ended Great Britain's infamous 77-year title drought on that hallowed grass. He rounded into form at the Italian Open, beating Djokovic in the final.
NEW YORK — Stan Wawrinka had played twice the amount of tennis at this U. It is the Swiss 31-year-old’s third Grand Slam title in three major final appearances, adding to trophy hauls at the 2014 Australian Open and 2015 French Open, the latter in which he also beat Djokovic in a four-set final.“We know each other for many, many years,” Wawrinka said on court.
The last men's player to win four straight was Rod Laver, who swept the Grand Slams in 1969.
The world No.1 was responding to comments made by Indian Wells Tennis Garden CEO Raymond Moore, who said that the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour rides ‘on the coat-tails of men’.
Djokovic’s argument was far more eloquent than Moores who single-handedly enraged anyone close to tennis.
I came here without expecting, without having the goal to win the match.
I have played quite a bit of tennis these two weeks; I’m pretty empty. This is something that I never had before.”Djokovic had a bizarre route to the final, completing just three out of six matches as one opponent gave him a walkover and two others retired. Open title, with Roger Federer being the last player to have done so, winning five in a row from 2004 to 2008.