Thursday, 3 February 2011

Djokovic targets Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has made winning a first Wimbledon title his priority for 2011 after landing his second Grand Slam at the Australian Open on Sunday.

The Serbian, who beat Andy Murray to win in Melbourne, says he will play at the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club in preparation for Wimbledon.

"Wimbledon is the most important tournament of the year for me," said two-time semi-finalist Djokovic.

He will be joined at Queen's Club by world number one Rafael Nadal. Nadal's participation raises the possibility of a repeat of their 2008 final.

"The Queen's Club has got great grass courts, it's a great atmosphere with always a packed house of spectators, and you just feel good there," said Djokovic.

"Rafa and I had an incredible match in the Queen's final in 2008 and it was the closest I ever got to a grass-court title. I really want to do well at Queen's and at Wimbledon this year."

Nadal beat Djokovic 7-6 7-5 before going on to win his first Wimbledon title three weeks later.

Djokovic lost to Xavier Malisse in the last 16 at Queen's Club last year but still managed to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals, losing in straight sets to Tomas Berdych.

This year's Aegon Championships take place from 6-12 June and will be broadcast live by BBC Sport.

Courtesy: BBC

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