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  • Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave
    Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

    Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and US Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Djokovic was world number one for the third time in four years after winning a second Wimbledon title for his seventh major. The Serb even found the time to get married, become a father and take part in the knockabout International Premier Tennis League along with the likes of Federer and Serena Williams. With Federer in sight of his 34th birthday in 2015 and with continuing doubts over the fitness of Rafael Nadal, it is Djokovic who will be the man to beat in the new year.

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