Serbian tennis player Filip Krajinovic says world No. 1 Novak Djokovic will play the Davis Cup Finals and underlined that their goal is to win the title. Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, last played at the US Open, where he lost in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Following his US Open campaign and overall a lengthy and exhausting summer, Djokovic decided to take a break. There were speculation that Djokovic could miss the rest of 2021 but that won't be the case. “I would like to use the next three tournaments to raise my game before the Davis Cup”, Krajinovic told Serbian daily newspaper Blic, as quoted on Tennis Majors.
“We are going there with all the best players, so our goal is to lift the trophy, just like we did in 2010. Novak is with us, so we are surely not going there to lose. We made an agreement to play, all of us, we are eager to get that trophy."
Krajinovic thrilled he Serbian team has all the players available
Serbian will face Austria and Germany in the group stage in Innsbruck. Austria will be without Dominic Thiem, while Germany won't have Alexander Zverev available.
“Without them, it is clear that Germany and Austria are significantly weaker, and we have our best possible line-up. The world No 1 is on our side and we are going there to win. Usually, the success with the national team boosts our individual careers as well, so we are hoping that is going to be the case again now, before the 2022 season," Krajinovic added.
The Serbian team plans to gather four or five days before their trip to Innsbruck. “We will see who plays what until the end of the year, but the plan is to get together and grow our team spirit even more. You know already that all of us are great friends," Krajinovic said.