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Tennis: Djokovic looking forward to life with Becker

Published on Dec 29, 2013 5:51 AM
Novak Djokovic of Serbia (left) and David Ferrer of Spain after finishing the Mubadala World Tennis Championship finals match in Abu Dhabi on December 28, 2013. Novak Djokovic saw off David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

ABU DHABI (AFP) - Novak Djokovic saw off David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 in the final of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Saturday, Dec 28, 2013, and wasted no time looking forward to the season ahead with his new coach Boris Becker.

The world number two was just too strong for the Spanish world number three and stormed to victory in the exhibition title for the third time in a row.

It was also his fifth straight title since losing the US Open final to Rafael Nadal - and nothing looks likely to stop him going into next month's Australian Open, where he is aiming for a fourth consecutive title.

He also has his sights set on wresting back the world number one slot from Nadal.

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