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Could 2015 be Djokovic’s year?

Novak Djokovic was left red-faced recently as he cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate his title win at the Italian Open.

After clinching a 6-4, 6-3 win against Roger Federer in Foro Italico, the Serb gleefully opened a bottle of champagne – only to have the cork clock him on the nose. Of course, the 27-year-old had the last laugh, and now looks set to be on the way to having one of the most successful years of his career.

It was a case of history repeating itself in Rome, with Djokovic echoing his 2014 Wimbledon success, in which he was pitted against the World #2 in the finals. Djokovic took down Federer in an epic five sets, earning him his second Wimbledon title, three years after his first London Grand Slam title.

Now, bookmakers have their eye on the World #1 to clinch the Wimbledon title once again, with odds of 11/8. He is firm favourite with Coral, while his closest rivals are far behind, with Andy Murray pitted at 7/2 and Federer at 5/1.

Prior to Wimbledon however, Djokovic has a few other goals on the horizon. It seems experts are not alone in thinking that 2015 could be his biggest year yet. He said: “Along with 2011 this is the best year of my career. I don’t know how it will continue at Roland-Garros but obviously I have a lot of confidence. I don’t think I have to go and do anything more special there.”

He may be unsure about how he will fare at the French Open, but sources claim he is keen to stop Rafael Nadal from claiming his 10th French Open title. Not only would there be the sweet satisfaction of taking the accolade away from his arch rival, but the French Open is one of the only titles that has eluded Djokovic throughout his illustrious career.

The star has remained World #1 for 147 weeks and counting. Moreover, he can boast eight Grand Slam titles, including five in Australia and one in the US, as well as 24 Masters titles and 53 singles titles in total.

With five titles this year alone, his star doesn’t look set to go out any time soon – and if he cannot defeat the ‘King of Clay’ at French Open, he still has the highly coveted Wimbledon title to defend.

We say good luck Novak!

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