Djokovic back on top as old guard refuse to let go

18 December 2018, 6:13 PM
Young German Alexander Zverev’s breakthrough title at the ATP Finals in London last month brought the future into focus but the year ended with men’s tennis in the grip of a block of 30 somethings led by a resurgent Novak Djokovic.
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Bottas pips Hamilton in season finale 26 November 2017, 4:12 PM

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton insists he will never be affected by criticism of his polarising personality.

SuperSport United miss out on maiden CAF championship title 26 November 2017, 9:30 AM

SuperSport United were unable to claim their first African trophy as they were held 0-0 by DRC giants TP Mazembe in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup final on Saturday night.

Coetzee praises Bok performance in difficult conditions 26 November 2017, 9:02 AM

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee praised his team for getting the job done by beating Italy 35-6 in very difficult conditions in Padova on Saturday.

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Spanish team Mapfre were the first team to arrive in Cape Town on Friday evening to win the challenging second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Professional boxer Bukiwe Nonina encourages youth to stay away from drugs 25 November 2017, 3:06 PM

Professional boxer Bukiwe 'Anaconda' Nonina is using her participation in the sport to encourage young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

Messi maturing with age as he picks up 4th Golden Shoe 24 November 2017, 8:11 PM

Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday.

Sanef pays tribute to Cebo Manyaapelo 23 November 2017, 3:33 PM

Sanef has also paid tribute to the late veteran radio and television sports commentator Cebo Manyaapelo.

SABC sports commentator Cebo Manyaapelo dies 23 November 2017, 11:52 AM

The SABC and the rest of the broadcasting world have reacted with shock to the death of veteran radio presenter and television commentator Cebo Manyaapelo.

AmaZulu, Amakhosi shoot blanks 23 November 2017, 6:37 AM

AmaZulu and Kaizer Chiefs played to a goalless draw at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

Cape Cobras want to bounce back to winning streak 22 November 2017, 6:50 PM

The Cape Cobras have played three and lost three, but captain, JP Duminy, says one win will bring the necessary confidence and that there's still a long way to go in the competition to turn things around

Real thrash APOEL 6-0 22 November 2017, 5:37 AM

Holders Real Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League last 16 with a thumping 6-0 victory at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday.

Huge cash incentives on offer at Sasol Women’s League Championship 21 November 2017, 2:32 PM

Women’s soccer sponsors Sasol and SAFA have increased the overall prize money for the 2017 Sasol Women’s League National Championship to R500 000.

Novotna, a true winner, was famed for a sporting ‘choke’ 21 November 2017, 5:53 AM

Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, who won the 1998 Wimbledon championship after falling short in two previous finals, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with cancer.

Zolani Tete sets new world boxing record in Belfast 20 November 2017, 7:35 PM

The 29-year-old Zolani Tete landed a stunning first blow on Siboniso Gonya's chin at the SSE Arena in Belfast inside the first five seconds.

Tinkler not saddened by TP Mazembe defeat 20 November 2017, 6:19 AM

Supersport United coach Eric Tinkler was not disappointed at the two-one defeat by TP Mazembe in the first leg final of the Caf Confederations Cup.

Springboks relieved after victory over France 19 November 2017, 6:01 PM

Springbok rugby coach, Allister Coetzee, says there is massive relief in the South African camp following their victory over France in Paris on Saturday night

Schumacher’s F2001 Ferrari becomes the most expensive F1 car auctioned 19 November 2017, 11:58 AM

Michael Schumacher's F2001 Ferrari, the formula one car with which he claimed his final Monaco Grand Prix victory, has become the most expensive modern Formula 1 car ever sold at auction, fetching approximately 109-million-rand.

Cycle challenge prompts road closures 19 November 2017, 7:55 AM

Several roads in and around Johannesburg have been blocked off due to a cycle race.

Springboks edge Les Bleus 18-17 19 November 2017, 7:05 AM

A week after a 38-18 defeat against New Zealand, France failed to dominate a South Africa side who were comprehensively beaten by Ireland last Saturday and conceded their sixth consecutive loss to the Springboks.

Bidvest Wits beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 18 November 2017, 7:41 PM

Bidvest Wits have qualified for the Telkom Knockout final.

Polokwane venture into untested cup waters against Celtic 18 November 2017, 5:51 PM

Polokwane City will be making a semifinal debut appearance in the Telkom Knockout competition against in-form Bloemfontein Celtic at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon.

SuperSport, TP Mazembe to lock horns in CAF final 18 November 2017, 8:47 AM

Supersport United and TP Mazembe will meet for the third time this year when they go toe-to-toe in the first leg final of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Le Clos named ambassador for 2018 Youth Olympic Games 17 November 2017, 4:40 PM

Chad le Clos has fond memories of Singapore, and was back in town on Friday for the Airwave Swimming World Cup to announce he would be an ambassador for next October’s Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. “I am really excited to be back here for a seventh time now. I had my big break […]

All Blacks celebrate eight years as World Rugby’s No 1 17 November 2017, 11:39 AM

World champions New Zealand on Friday mark eight years – or 2,922 consecutive days – as the number one side on World Rugby’s Rankings.

SuperSport United, TP Mazembe renew CAF rivalry 17 November 2017, 11:32 AM

SuperSport United and TP Mazembe will clash in the first leg of the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup final at the Stade TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Sunday at 3.30pm.

Serena Williams ties the knot 17 November 2017, 6:39 AM

Tennis star Serena Williams has tied the knot with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans in the US.

Extensive changes made in Boks team 16 November 2017, 4:08 PM

As expected, Springbok Coach Allister Coetzee has made extensive changes to the Springbok team for Saturday's test against France in Paris.

Cricket coach names a support staff 16 November 2017, 3:20 PM

Proteas cricket coach Ottis Gibson has named a support staff that is all South African.

Dissapointment as France named host of 2023 Rugby World Cup 16 November 2017, 11:16 AM

It was a shock outcome and upset for South Africa, after France was named as host of the 2023 Rugby World Cup after a meeting of the World Rugby Council in London.