Sporting Life

To win the Open in January is to undergo pain in December

World No. 5 Novak Djokovic practising ahead of the start of the Australian Open next week. PHOTO: AFP
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Did you run up hills in December, sprint across sand, hurl medicine balls? Did you dance amid cones, cry after too many sit-ups, vomit in the sun, hit 2,000 serves?

You better have because it’s almost Monday. Almost the Australian Open. The heat will hurt and Novak Djokovic is waiting. Fourteen days, seven rounds, five sets, one Cup.

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