Serbia and Djokovic win the first ATP Cup in a great duel against Spain
Serbia is the first champion of the ATP Cup, the competition organized by the Association of Professional Tennis Players that has had the entire tennis community interested during these last two weeks and that has ended with great success from all points of view. The Serbian team has beaten the Spanish team 2-1 with a Novak Djokovic, world number 2, becoming the great hero of the final.
First in singles defeating Rafa Nadal 6-4, 7-6 and then alongside with Viktor Troicki in a decisive doubles match, since Roberto Bautista had secured his point in a great match against Dusan Lajovic, Djokovic ended up being the great star of the competition, the true leader of his team and the one who has taken the biggest prize of the event by cutting the difference in points he had with respect to Nadal in the world rankings.
Spain has performed with dignity. Davis Cup champion two months ago, has only fallen to a great Serbia who has been forced to play for the title in the doubles match, in which a visibly tired Nadal did not play and who handed over his place to Feliciano López.
Today, Bautista has completed his great tournament with his sixth victory in six matches knocking out Lajovic in two sets, 7-5, 6-1. The palyer from Castellón has not lost a set in the entire competition. He is the only one who has won, along with Djokovic, his six scheduled matches. He has been in great form and with the best preparation for the Australian Open that begins on January 20.
In doubles, the Spanish team lost by 6-3, 6-4 in a match that could not conclude otherwise, with a Djokovic in full form that seemed destined to be the tennis player who lifted the first trophy of this exciting team competition.
Although this week there are tournaments in Auckland and Adelaide, all the interest of the circuit moves from Sydney to Melbourne, where the first Grand Slam of the season will begin in less than 10 days with all the greats of tennis already on a good roll.