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Djokovic serious over Olympic bid

2016-01-13 15:39:01, Views: 62, ClubCall

Djokovic serious over Olympic bid

Novak Djokovic is planning to go to Rio early to be fully prepared for the Olympic Games as he targets a first career gold medal.

The 28-year-old Serbian world number one has won 10 Grand Slam titles in his career, including five at the Australian Open and two at the US Open which are played on hard-court surfaces.

And with this year's Olympics in Brazil set to be contested on a similar surface, Djokovic is confident he can improve on the bronze medal he secured at the 2008 Beijing Games.

However, he knows that conditions will be difficult in the heat and humidity of Rio which is why he is looking to make the trip a week before the tournament starts in an effort to acclimatise to the conditions.

"I am going to take a week in preparation," Djokovic told the Telegraph. "That means going there earlier, and becoming used to those conditions so that I can get the best out of myself."

In addition to an Olympic gold medal, Djokovic is also aiming to break his duck on the clay at the French Open this year, having lost out in three final appearances in 2012, 2014 and 2015.


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