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Novak Djokovic expecting more success after break

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Djokovic is hoping for a Wimbledon repeat (©GettyImages)
Djokovic is hoping for a Wimbledon repeat (©GettyImages).

The US Open begins later this month and Novak Djokovic is keen to get back to business as he attempts to add to his Wimbledon glory earlier this summer.

Masters 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati provide warm-up for the Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows, and Djokovic will use the tournaments to get back into the swing of things after an eventful month. 

Busy month

The Serbian star overhauled his great rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings with a five set win over 17-time major winner Roger Federer. A classic on Centre Court gifted the 27-year-old his second SW19 crown and his seventh Grand Slam in  total.

Fresh off the victory in his tennis whites, Djokovic was then seeing the same colour soon after as he married long-term partner Jelena Ristic in Montenegro. The busy period is combined with his impending fatherhood to his first child. 

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Return

With everything happening at the moment, you could forgive Djokovic of taking his eyes off the prize, but the world no.1 is ready to start fighting again after a month of bliss.

"It's been probably the best month I've had in my life with the Wimbledon title, a wedding and of course a baby coming up," said Djokovic.

"I'm going back to the business, back to my office, but of course filled with positive energy, with joy, all the beautiful emotions that a person can experience right now.

"Hopefully I can use that to perform well on the tennis court."

US Open

Tennis is never a simple science, and the world no.1 will appreciate that any further success in America will not come easily. The statistics state that the US Open is Novak Djokovic's leanest major with only one - only! - triumph in New York.

Plenty of former champions will be on show this time around. You can never discount the losing Wimbledon finalist Federer - despite his advancing years - the Swiss star won the US Open for five consecutive occasions from 2004. 

Contenders 

Andy Murray will be hoping for a comeback of sorts after failing in the quarter-finals in his defence of Wimbledon, the British no.1 has fallen to tenth inn the world.

Rafael Nadal is the defending champion although Djokovic won't have to worry about the Spaniard in Toronto or Cincinnati, the wrist problems of the world no.2 have ruled him out of preparations. 

Djokovic is no stranger to glory in Canada either, the 27-year-old is a three-time winner of the Rogers Cup, although he isn't going to be the crowd favourite this time around. The country has a new star.

Milos Raonic joined Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios as the Wimbledon breakthrough acts. Now Raonic, 23-years-old, will hope to continue to his ascent up the rankings with a strong showing at Flushing Meadows,  the world no.6 will have confidence after winning last week's Citi Open in Washington. 

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