Djokovic Leads Team Serbia to ATP Cup Victory over Team Spain

published: Jan, 12, 2020

by: Nima Naderi

ATP Cup—Sydney, Australia

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic led his team to the inaugural ATP Cup victory on Sunday in Sydney, Australia, defeating world No. 1 Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6(4), before returning with partner Viktor Troicki later in the day to capture the doubles point and title 6-2, 6-4 over Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta.

Improving to 8-0 in singles during the ATP Cup competition, Djokovic carved up six singles wins and two in doubles. Arguably the best hard-court player of all-time, Djokovic hit 12 aces, won 81 percent of his first serve points, broke serve twice and never lost his delivery against his Spanish opponent. Djokovic also won his ninth straight match against Nadal on hard-courts.

The Serb once again enters the Australian Open as the odds-on-favorite to win the title.

The Spanish team defeated home nation favorite Australia in the semifinals.

The Australian Open begins on January, 20.

Nima Naderi

Founder and Creative Director of He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the,, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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