Novak Djokovic to build on ‘special’ win

Novak Djokovic winning Wimbledon mens single

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Novak Djokovic said he is aiming to use his “special” five-set Wimbledon final win against Roger Federer on Sunday to help him achieve more success.

The 27-year-old Serbian secured his seventh Grand Slam title and second at the All England Club following a thrilling encounter against Federer to also ensure he will go back above Rafael Nadal to number one in the world rankings.

Djokovic, who had lost his four previous major finals, including last summer at Wimbledon against Andy Murray, came from a first-set down to eventually battle to a 6-7 (7/9) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) 5-7 6-4.

Following the victory which Djokovic dedicated to his fiancée, Jelena Ristic, who is expecting their first child, his family and his childhood coach, Jelena Gencic, who died last year, he revealed his plan to use the feel-good factor to help him win many more titles throughout his career.

“It’s the most special grand slam final I’ve played,” said Djokovic.

“At the time of my career for this grand slam trophy to arrive is crucial, especially after losing several grand slam finals in a row. I started doubting of course a little bit.

“I needed this win a lot. I’m going to try to use it in the best possible way and for my confidence to grow for the rest of my season and the rest of my career.”

His next target will be next month’s US Open, which gets under way at Flushing Meadows in New York City from August 25.

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