TENNIS

Novak Djokovic Beat Monfils To Clinch Eastbourne Title

Novak Djokovic clinched his first title since January with a 6-3 and 6-4 victory over Gael Monfils in Eastbourne Tennis Final.

Djokovic, playing the week before Wimbledon for the first time since 2010, captured his 68th career title after downing Monfils for the 14th time in as many meetings.

The World Number four will face Slovakia's Martin Klizan in the first round at Wimbledon, where he is a three-time former Champion.

The Serb, who will have former players Andre Agassi and Mario Ancic on his Wimbledon coaching team, spent only an hour and a quarter in taming the French second seed.

Djokovic has now won 19 consecutive matches against French Players and 56 of 57 dating back to the 2010 Davis Cup Final.