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Novak Djokovic rides the Tube: 'I'm officially a Londoner'

June 21, 2016
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With less than a week to go before Wimbledon gets underway, Novak Djokovic is acclimatising to London life. The world number one tennis star and his wife Jelena hopped on the Underground on Monday, and both shared selfies from the journey with their fans. "I'm officially a Londoner. Best way to avoid traffic," Novak wrote alongside his image, while Jelena said that riding the Tube was her "favourite way to get around London".

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Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena rode the London Underground on Monday

Belgrade-born Novak, 29, will be hoping to claim his fourth Wimbledon title when the tournament gets underway on Monday 27 June – but he faces stiff competition from 2013 champion Andy Murray, who is coming into Wimbledon having just made history as the first man to win the Queen's Club title five times.

Andy, 29, might be thriving both professionally and personally – he became a first-time father in February – but living life in the spotlight isn't easy. His grandparents revealed this week that they have been on the receiving end of some nasty hate mail regarding both Andy and his mum Judy Murray.

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The tennis star is in the capital ahead of the start of Wimbledon on 27 June

"We've had one or two nasty letters," Shirley Erskine, 84, told the Radio Times. "One about Andy supposedly snarling on court, and another about his accent, saying he sounded American.

"Just comments like that, but they do upset you. Judy would say, 'Put it in the bin, just forget it'. She would tell me that there are always going to be people like that."

Roy Erskine, 82, added: "I find it upsetting. The things that some people come out with, and it's not just about Andy, but about his mum, too."

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