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Novak Djokovic didn't have any trouble in his first match back on Rod Laver Arena since his shirt-ripping victory celebrations last year, starting his bid for a third consecutive Australian Open title with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-5 win Monday over France's Paul-Henri Mathieu.
His heavily tattoed arms include one in Japanese that says, "Beauty Will Save the World."
Lleyton Hewitt's record 17th consecutive Australian Open campaign ended in a 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3 first-round loss to eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia on Monday night.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic routed David Ferrer 6-0, 6-3 on Friday to reach the final of the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament.
On an indoor court, Roger Federer can win even when he's not playing his best.
The world's best tennis players will be trying to one-up each other this week at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic secured the last two places for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals after reaching the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday.
Novak Djokovic would be the first to say there's no such thing as an easy road to a Grand Slam title.
If the rest of the week goes the way Novak Djokovic hopes, he'll play two more matches at Flushing Meadows and end up holding the U.S. Open trophy for the second straight year.
After Brian Baker won his first match at the U.S. Open since 2005, he spoke to the crowd during an on-court interview, then slung a racket bag and black backpack over his shoulders and went over to sign autographs for fans shouting his name.
There was no bloodshed this time, no temper tantrum and no forfeit for David Nalbandian.
The red clay courts of the Italian Open are a bit of heaven for Novak Djokovic after a week on the experimental blue surface in Madrid.
Roger Federer will play for his third Madrid Open title in the final after cruising past Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic lost 7-6 (2), 6-3 to Janko Tipsarevic in a stunning upset in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Friday, becoming the latest big name to lose on the new blue-clay court.
Novak Djokovic will skip Serbia's Davis Cup quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic next month.
"It's really amazing. I mean, the guy had so many injuries, and he is turning 32 this year, and the balls that he's making you play just to finish the point!" said Tipsarevic, a U.S. Open quarterfinalist last year. "I really needed to produce some extraordinary tennis."
"Honestly, I don't know why but from the moment I got married I started producing great results," Tipsarevic said during a humorous on-court interview after beating Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (4), 7-5, 6-3 in the first-round of the Australian Open on Monday.