Djoker eyes French Open, Olympic gold

Djoker eyes French Open, Olympic gold

 The French Open title and an Olympic gold medal are the only major prizes in tennis to have eluded Novak Djokovic, and for the Serb, there is no point discussing which he would rather win this year.

"Why not both?" the confident Serb shot back when asked to choose, looking dapper in a suit and bow tie after collecting his Laureus sportsman of the year award in London on Monday.

As with most of the five-times Grand Slam winner's public appearances, the 24-year-old's swagger is tempered with a smile, suggesting he is not getting too carried away with his huge success over the past 14 months.

In Dec 2010, Djokovic spearheaded Serbia to their first Davis Cup triumph then went on to win three of the four major titles in 2011, before outlasting Rafael Nadal in the longest grand slam final played to defend his Australian Open crown last month.

Jokes and smiles aside, when Djokovic addressed the question seriously, his response was ominous.

"I've learnt how to handle my schedule, how to handle myself on and off the court and to prepare for the biggest events. That is going to be the case this year," he said. "I will try to set up my form for Roland Garros first of all, where I want to get the title and go all the way through."

Djokovic has beaten Nadal in seven consecutive finals, including the title match at Melbourne Park, and is also set on taking the Spaniard's gold in London, despite some worries the Wimbledon surface may not be in great shape after the year's third grand slam in June and July.

"It's going to be interesting to see how the grass will recover, but I'm informed already that they have everything prepared," said Djokovic.