07262017

Novak Djokovic wins Eastbourne to boost Wimbledon hopes

Novak Djokovic

Djokovic last won the Wimbledon title in 2015

Novak Djokovic proved his form for Wimbledon by beating Gael Monfils 6-3 6-4 to win the Aegon International.

The three-time Wimbledon winner has had a below-par season but did not drop a set in his first Eastbourne appearance.

It was the 12-time Grand Slam champion’s first title since January and the 68th of his career.

Djokovic, who was playing the week before Wimbledon for the first time since 2010, will play Slovakia’s Martin Klizan in the first round next week.

“This is the best possible preparation for Wimbledon so hopefully I can go on from here,” the 30-year-old said.

The Serb also confirmed that his friend and former player Mario Ancic would join his coaching team, along with Andre Agassi, at Wimbledon.

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