Novak Djokovic offered to ski with Austrian Olympic champion Benjamin Raich



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Novak Djokovic offered to ski with Austrian Olympic champion Benjamin Raich

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been offered a chance to ski with Austrian ski legend Benjamin Raich and he won't be leaving out that opportunity. Djokovic is currently in Innsbruck, where Serbia is playing its group stage matches.

While at the Davis Cup Finals, Djokovic met Raich and the latter offered the Serb a chance to ski together. "That's something I definitely won't be leaving out. I talked to him a little yesterday and we arranged that, hopefully when I'm around," Djokovic said, per Heute.

Djokovic made a winning start

On Friday, Djokovic saw off Dennis Novak 6-3 6-2 as Serbia beat Austria 3-0. “I felt very good,” said Djokovic. “I was locked in from the first point, determined to execute the game-plan.

“I have never faced Novak in an official match. I saw that he possesses an all-round game, while playing at home in Davis Cup – he has a pretty good Davis Cup record – he didn’t have much to lose. He started that way and was quite aggressive.

“It took me some time to adapt. The crucial game was the eighth game of the first set, 4-3, new balls. I managed to put in a couple of extra returns, make him play and mix up the pace. After that, there was really no looking back.

I just served well, moved great. “All in all, it was a very good performance. I'm pleased that I managed to bring a win to my country. I’m always very inspired and motivated to be in the team and play for my country.

If I can contribute in a positive way, on and off the court, I’ll always make myself available. “The captain and my team-mates know that and the federation knows that. It has nothing to do with anything other than just loving my country and playing for Serbia, for these colours”.