Novak Djokovic Targets Second Davis Cup Title For Serbia
Tennis World number one Novak Djokovic will seek to complete one of the best season’s of his incredible career by leading Serbia to the Davis Cup title for a second time in Malaga, Spain.
Serbia are one of the eight surviving nations from September’s group phase and will face Britain on Thursday. Action begins on Tuesday when reigning champions Canada take on Finland, while on Wednesday the Czech Republic are up against Australia. Italy also face the Netherlands on Thursday.
On Sunday, Djokovic beat Italy’s Jannik Sinner to win a record seventh ATP Finals title. But Djokovic is not finished yet and the 36-year-old would like nothing more than leading Serbia to the men’s team prize for the first time since 2010 when he was instrumental in a memorable victory against France in Belgrade.
“The season is not finished yet. I really would like to win the Davis Cup with Serbia,” Djokovic said in an interview.
“That’s a goal. It’s an important week for us, for our nation. We’ll do our best.”
Djokovic reached all four Grand Slam finals this year, winning three of them to move past Rafael Nadal to a record 24 major titles.
Serbia’s task has been made a little easier with injuries ruling out Dan Evans and Andy Murray from Britain’s line-up.
However, they still have world number 18 Cameron Norrie and youngster Jack Draper in the squad, as well as a strong doubles line-up including world number three Neal Skupski.