NEW YORK CITY - World number one Novak Djokovic took a break from his US Open preparations on Friday to address the United Nations, where he encouraged youngsters to follow his path to global stardom. The 26-year-old Serb told the UN General Assembly, where an International Day of Sport for Development and Peace was declared for April 6, that he was inspired to play tennis by watching American great Pete Sampras. "I dreamt of being just like him, the number one tennis player in the world," said Djokovic. "It took me 13 years to achieve my goal. I hope this international day will motivate each of us to invest in every way additional efforts in cultivating the intrinsic sporting values such as fairplay, teamwork and respect for the opponent.” –AFP