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Novak Djokovic: 'I won't play in Dubai, my next tournament in Indian Wells'

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Tennis - Victor Troicki: 'We expected a tough doubles match'. Jamie Murray: 'We're really happy to win the doubles point'


In order to see Novak Djokovic playing an official tournament again we will have to wait more than a month. After the Davis Cup tie won 3-0 against Russia, the World No. 2 said he won't ask for a wild card to play the ATP 500 of Dubai, and will comeback directly in the Masters 1000 of Indian Wells in March where he will defend the title conquered last year. Nole will try to recover from the shoulder issues that influenced him on Friday in the match against Daniil Medvedev and will practice in Monte Carlo ahead of some important months for him.

As for the Davis, Djokovic said: 'I don't know if I will play on Sunday, we have not decided it yet. I will have to speak to the team.'

The player-captain Nedad Zimonjic added that Dusan Lajovic will play one of Sunday’s two dead rubbers and the other one Djokovic or Troicki. 'We’ll see who’s in what shape and make that decision tomorrow morning', he said.

Analyzing the doubles match won on Saturday, Victor Troicki said: 'We expected a tough match because the Davis Cup is an unpredictable competition and things can always get complicated. The most important thing is that we kept our composure and won the match, but it was a tough task against a motivated Russian team who needed a lifeline win in order stay in the tie,” he said. “I am overjoyed that we got the job done in two days and we are now looking forward to the quarterfinals.'

Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot won the doubles match against Canada and now Great Britain leads 2-1. 'Both teams knew how important this match was to give them a lead going into Sunday', said Murray. 'It was 50/50 going into the match. We knew it would be a close game because of the surface, how everyone was serving on the court and because we all know how to play doubles. We're really happy to win the point and we have given our guys two bites of the cherry on Sunday.'

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