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And while Stan Wawrinka might have thwarted him in a coruscating French Open final, the addition of the Olympics means that 2016 will be a bumper year, offering five more major prizes.

Against all the odds for a country that, historically, had not paid much attention to the sport, that hero turned out to be a tennis player called Djokovic.Becker recently had ankle surgery and hasn't been able to hit balls with the six-time Grand Slam winner since starting his new coaching job. Djokovic held on in 2013 to beat Wawrinka here in a fourth-round match that lasted more than 5 hours."He's playing the tennis of his life," Djokovic said of Wawrinka.After the crowd quieted, Djokovic said he couldn't wait to return Becker's serve and added: "I've got to give him credit, he's trying. "You cannot expect a clear favorite in that match."Day 7 at the Australia Open Spain's Tommy Robredo shouts during his men's singles match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on day seven of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 19, 2014.He's working every day."Later in his post-match news conference, Djokovic noted that the impersonation was not perfect: "I have to gain a few kilos and color my hair in order to do the proper Becker imitation."Djokovic enters the quarterfinal on a 28-match winning streak, not having lost since his 2013 U. IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE AFP PHOTO / MAL FAIRCLOUGHMAL FAIRCLOUGH/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: 526197399 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 19: Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand in her fourth round match against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during day seven of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 19, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.It was his final gesture as he accepted the -trophy on Wimbledon’s Centre Court – the raising of the golden cup to the heavens, uttering the words “Jelena Gencic”, that revealed so much about Novak Djokovic.Serbia wasn’t the only culprit in the Balkans war that raged across what used to be known as Yugoslavia in the 1990s but it copped most of the bad press and, as the new century dawned, its image lay in ruins.

Restoring a sense of national pride can be difficult but, usually, it doesn’t take as long as altering the perception of the outside world.

• How women's tennis can rediscover its mojo “I am going to take a week in preparation," Djokovic added.

"That means going there earlier, and becoming used to those conditions so that I can get the best out of myself.

The Rio Games, though, stands out from the crowd - if only because this is the one title the players don’t fight for every year.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Telegraph this week, Djokovic put a gold medal right at the pinnacle of his agenda for 2016.

Djokovic recalls how, in a classic rookie move, he ordered the steak tartare, not realising that it would come raw.