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Djokovic finds home for rescue dog after Twitter plea

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Ristic play with their poodle, Pierre, and the now rehoused Goldendoodle Bella. Credit: John Phillips/PA Wire

An abandoned rescue dog has been rehoused after tennis ace Novak Djokovic took to Twitter to find a new home for the canine.

The Serbian player launched a campaign with his girlfriend Jelena Ristic to place the goldendoodle - a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle - with new owners.

The world number one, who today booked his place in the Wimbledon men's semi finals, tweeted: "My friends from Dogs Trust came to see me and brought along play-date for (my poodle) Pierre. ... Jelena and I named her Bella because she is so beautiful and white (in Serbian white is Bela too)."

He added: "So I committed to help them find her new family... Let's find her home! Everyone deserves to have a family!"

Bella was soon snapped up by a dog-loving family in Kent.

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