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Djokovic: French Open my No. 1 target in 2013

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Novak Djokovic has made winning the French Open his top priority in 2013 as he bids to complete a career Grand Slam.

Djokovic, who kicks off the new season at the Mubadala Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi this week, is the defending champion in Melbourne, where he will be bidding to win a fourth Australian Open title.

The Serb fell agonisingly short in his bid to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four major titles when he was beaten in the French Open final by Nadal, who won the title for a record seventh time.

While Djokovic says he would love to win all four majors in 2013, the French Open is the main goal as he bids to become only the eighth man in the open era to complete the set.

The world No. 1 ended the year on a high with victory at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, and is hoping to continue where he left off and hit the ground running in 2013.

"Right now I can approach a new season with a lot of confidence because I won the last big tournament of the year in London and hoping that I can continue playing well," Djokovic said. "So ambitions are always high. I want to win every grand slam that I play, want to win every big tournament that I play. So there is no difference for the next year's ambition.

"Roland Garros is always at the top of my priority list and ambitions. It's the only slam I haven't won. I played in the final, which is a step further than ever before, this year. It was an incredible final and a great experience also."

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