Novak Djokovic

Buster Posey #28 and Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game 7 of the 2014 World Series by a score of 3-2 at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014

When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we’ll remember the most.

12/26/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand in the singles semi-final match against Kei Nishikori of Japan on day seven of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 15, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Djokovic Beats Nishikori, Advances To ATP Finals

Two-time defending champion Novak Djokovic overcame a lapse of concentration to beat Kei Nishikori 6-1, 3-6, 6-0 and advance to a third straight final at the ATP Finals in London on Saturday.

11/15/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open.. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seed Novak Djokovic Sent Home Early

Kei Nishikori became the first Asian man to advance to a Grand Slam final. The 24-year-old from Japan ousted the top-ranked player in the world, Novak Djokovic, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6, 6-3.

09/06/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their men's singles semifinal match on Day Thirteen of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Japan’s Nishikori Stuns Top-Ranked Djokovic In Four Sets At US Open

Japan’s Kei Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a Grand Slam final, stunning top-ranked Novak Djokovic in four sets at the U.S. Open.

09/06/2014

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Gael Monfils of France during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Eleven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Federer Saves 2 Match Points, Reaches US Open Semis

Frustrated by Monfils’ unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Federer twice was a single point from losing while down 5-4 in the fourth set.

09/04/2014

(Left): Serena Williams of the United States reacts against Flavia Pennetta of Italy during their women's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

(Right): Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 3, 2014. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic Off To US Open Semifinals

After a bad-as-can-be start, dropping the first three games, Serena Williams quickly turned things around and stretched her U.S. Open winning streak to 19 matches to get back to the semifinals.

09/03/2014

Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in their men's singles quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2014 US Open. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)

Liguori: Marathon Man Kei Nishikori Continues To Make History At US Open

Tenth seed Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese player in the Open Era to advance to a Grand Slam semifinal with a five-set win over 2014 Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 3-6, 7-5, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4.

09/03/2014

Kei Nishikori of Japan returns a shot against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland during the US Open quarterfinals on Sept. 3, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Japan’s Nishikori Outlasts No. 3 Wawrinka For Spot In US Open Semifinals

The match went 4 hours, 15 minutes, and the 10th-seeded Nishikori managed to shake off any lingering exhaustion from his previous victory, which lasted 4:19 and ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, equaling the latest finish in tournament history.

09/03/2014

Novak Djokovic (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and Serena Williams (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA) in action at the 2014 US Open.

Murray-Djokovic, Serena-Pennetta Highlight Busy Wednesday At US Open

Andy Murray went more than a year between victories over top-10 opponents. Now he needs to make it two in a row.

09/03/2014

Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2014 US Open. (Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Andy Murray Advances, Sets Up Marquee Quarterfinal At US Open

Murray-Djokovic feels much more like a Grand Slam title match than a quarterfinal, and for good reason.

09/02/2014

Flavia Pennetta of Italy returns a shot against Casey Dellacqua of Australia during their women's singles fourth round match on Day Eight of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Thrilled To Finally Make A Grand Slam Quarterfinal In 2014

Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.

09/01/2014

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during their women's singles fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 1, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Liguori: Top Seeds Williams, Djokovic Have No Problem Beating The Heat

The top seeds made it look easy on a hot and humid Labor Day.

09/01/2014

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their fourth round match at the US Open on Sept. 1 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Djokovic Reaches US Open Quarterfinals For 8th Consecutive Year

Djokovic, the 2011 champion at Flushing Meadows, made only 19 unforced errors, saved both break points he faced, and breezed past 22nd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 Monday.

09/01/2014

Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia plays against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2014 in New York. Krunic won 6-4 6-4. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit" TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Liguori: Another Qualifier In Women’s Draw Pulls Off An Upset

“Qualifiers” are gaining additional notoriety in the women’s draw.

08/30/2014

Serena Williams returns a shot against Vania King during their second-round match at the US Open on Aug. 28, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former French Open Winner Ana Ivanovic Bounced Out Of US Open

Ivanovic, who had been having her best season since winning the French Open in 2008, lost to Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-4 in the second round Thursday.

08/28/2014

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