Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in their men's singles match at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 11, 2016. / AFP / JOHANNES EISELE
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A new-look Novak Djokovic said he had given up on chasing Roger Federer's record 17 Grand Slam titles as he made a winning return to the tennis circuit earlier Tuesday.Djokovic, the formerly indomitable Serb who has bullied his rivals over the past two seasons, said he had undergone a radical rethink after his travails of recent months.The 29-year-old said he no longer saw protecting his world No. 1 ranking, now under threat from Andy Murray, as his priority, or breaking Federer's all-time record.Djokovic has been in a funk since completing a career Grand Slam – and a run of four straight major titles – at the French Open in June.A lone break of serve was enough for Djokovic to win the first set and Fognini matched the Serb with strong baseline play until 3-3 in the second set.
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