After Six Week completing one of the most of high quality in tennis historical past, Novak Djokovic starts his 2016 crusade and heat-up for his Australian Open defense in Qatar.
Serbian, jointly current holder of suburban area and also the United States of America Open, heads a robust field at the Qatar Open beginning in national capital on Mon, that conjointly includes Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and defensive champion David Ferrer.
All eyes although, a minimum of at the beginning, are on Djokovic to check if he will exceptional maintain in the heights he achieved last year and to measure his type previous the primary sweep of the year, that begins in Melbourne on Jan eighteen.
Dominated convenience the 28-year-old court game last year, about sweeping away the competition to require 3 majors, create fifteen consecutive tour finals and win over $21 million (19 million euros) in prize.
He jointly became the third man to succeed in all four sweep finals in a very year, dropping out simplest within the French Open to Stan Wawrinka.
Given his achievements last season, Djokovic should be wanting to become the primary player since tennis player, in 1969, to win all four Grand Slams in a very single season. there’s conjointly the additional prize of a “fifth major” this season, with associate degree athletic contest decoration up for grabs in city in August.
“Here we have a tendency to come back to a replacement season,” Djokovic aforementioned in associate degree upbeat statement before incoming in Qatar on Dec thirty.
“I’m thus excited to return back and perform at my best during this season gap tournament, keep tuned!” Last year although, national capital painted one in all his rare failures.
Croatian is the big serving Ivo Karlovic beat him in 3 seats within the quarter-finals.