Tennis – Wimbledon: Djokovic ready to respond


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Novak Djokovic is looking to use the disappointment of losing in the French Open semi-finals to motivate himself for Wimbledon glory.

The world number one has yet to claim the Roland Garros title but had high hopes of putting that right this year after beating Rafael Nadal on the clay of Monte Carlo earlier this season.

But, after another epic five-set encounter, it was the Spaniard who came out on top and who will now go on to face compatriot David Ferrer in Sunday’s showpiece final.

It was a bitter blow for the Serbian ace, who admits he is desperate to win the French Open to complete his set of Grand Slam titles.

But he will have little time to dwell on his disappointment, with the grass-court season set to get under way and the year’s biggest tournament at Wimbledon on the horizon.

Djokovic tasted glory at SW19 back in 2011 during his best season to date and he will be among the favourites to challenge again this time around.

And the world number one is adamant he can bounce back from his Paris low to get back to winning ways in London.

“I don’t think it’s going to take a toll on me in the future because I have been in these particular situations before,” he said.

“So hopefully I can use this next period that is coming up to recover and mentally get motivated and get inspired again to play my best tennis at Wimbledon.”

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