World number one Novak Djokovic sounded an ominous, if light-hearted, warning to his Australian Open rivals after suffering a narrow defeat in the Hopman Cup final.
Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their men's singles final at the Hopman Cup in Perth on January 5, 2013. Djokovic rounded out his Australian Open preparation in fine style, beating former top 10 player Verdasco in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Speaking after he and Ana Ivanovic were beaten by Spaniards Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco in the mixed-teams decider on Saturday night, the defending Australian Open champion was already eyeing his title defence.
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