#Reuters – #Tennis: Buoyed #Djokovic banking on history repeating itself

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – Champion Novak Djokovic will be gunning for his eighth Australian Open title in Melbourne under circumstances strikingly similar to those when he lifted his second after being inspired by success with his country.

A 23-year old Djokovic, looking to break the domination of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, clinched the 2011 title Down Under after leading Serbia to their maiden Davis Cup victory in December 2010 on home soil.

That triumph in Belgrade, when Serbia were roared on by a fervent home crowd to a 3-2 win over France in the final, catapulted Djokovic’s personal career as he went on to win three grand slam tournaments the following year.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-ausopen-djokovic/buoyed-djokovic-banking-on-history-repeating-itself-idUSKBN1ZE0ED



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