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Last Updated: Sunday, 8 October 2006, 15:08 GMT 16:08 UK
Djokovic powers to Metz success
Novak Djokovic
Djokovic wore a France football shirt at the presentation
Serbian Novak Djokovic clinched the second ATP title of his career with success in the Open de Moselle final.

The 19-year-old third seed claimed an exciting 4-6 6-3 6-2 victory over Austrian Juergen Melzer.

Djokovic got off to a poor start, allowing the in-form Melzer, a winner in Bucharest three weeks ago, to break once and wrap up the first set.

But Djokovic recovered in the second set, converting two of his seven break points, and he dominated the decider.

Djokovic will enter the top 20 for the first time when the ATP releases its rankings on Monday.

"As I'm only 19, it's a great achievement," he said.

"But my goal is to become world number one even if I know that with players such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal it will be difficult."

At the end of the match, Djokovic put on a French national team football shirt with his nickname 'Nole' on the back.

"My French friends gave it to me at the start of the tournament," he explained. "I love playing in France."

SEE ALSO
In-form Melzer to face Djokovic
07 Oct 06 |  Tennis
Struggling Safin beaten in Metz
05 Oct 06 |  Tennis


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