'Novak Djokovic is still digesting the tremendous opportunity...', says legend



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'Novak Djokovic is still digesting the tremendous opportunity...', says legend

Short lists, but not definitive, with the names of the players that the selectors of the Davis Cup team have in the next matches of the final phase of the Davis Cup World Group, which will be played from November 25 to November 5.

December 2021 in three cities. (Madrid, Innsbruck and Turin) arrived today at the address of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Starting this year, a new rule has been established according to which nine weeks before the start of the final tournament, the selectors of all the teams participating in this competition send a more extensive list of ten names of players, then four weeks before from the start of the tournament.

competition submit a request for five players on the list sent before the start of the competition. The short list of selectors of the Serbian Davis Cup team, Viktor Troicki, includes: Novak Djokovic (1st place on ATP list), Dusan Lajovic (33), Filip Krajinovic (40), Laslo Djere (52), Miomir Kecmanovic ( 73).

The Davis Cup champion for 2021 will be known after ten days of competition through which 18 teams divided into six groups will pass. The Serbian team is placed in Group F with Germany and Austria, and the mutual matches will be played in Innsbruck.

The top finishers, as well as the top two runners-up from all groups, will be placed in the quarterfinals. "Davis Cup is coming, the happiest part of the season for all of us, because no matter how much tennis is an individual sport, our team is always strong and compact, we always have team competition and the fight for Serbia in our hearts."

Becker opens up on Novak Djokovic

Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic has finally begun to receive the support he deserves from tennis fans, in light of the ovation he received during this year's US Open in New York.

"The incredible ovation he received during the final was very good for him," Boris Becker said. "That ovation should make it very clear that Novak is on the way to being loved in the final stretch of his career."

Ahead of the Major, Djokovic had asserted that completing the Calendar Slam would be the "biggest achievement" of his career. In that context, Boris Becker believes Djokovic is still coming to terms with the huge opportunity slipped through his fingers.

"Novak is still digesting the tremendous opportunity he could not take advantage of in the last US Open," said the German. "It became a major emotional problem for him, things did not go as expected."