11 May 2011

Djokovic dreams of Wimbledon title

6:35 am on 11 May 2011

The tennis world number two Novak Djokovic could become world number one this week after a stunning 32-match unbeaten start to the year but he's revealed his true dream is to be crowned Wimbledon champion.

After a first claycourt success against Rafael Nadal in the final of the Madrid Open, Djokovic is breathing down the Spaniard's neck in the rankings.

Should he win a seventh title of the year in Rome and Nadal fall before the semi-finals, the Serb will reach the summit and break the stranglehold on top spot enjoyed by Roger Federer and Nadal since 2004.

Despite beating Nadal in Miami and Indian Wells, Djokovic says beating the Mallorcan on clay for the first time in 10 attempts had been a major breakthrough.

Djokovic's form has been sensational this year but he casts his mind back to the end of 2010 as the moment a switch was flicked on in his game.

He says winning the Davis Cup final gave him more confidence than ever before claiming Serbia's 3-2 victory over France was more important than winning a grand slam.