'Novak Djokovic had his way in Australia this year', says expert
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 3255
Serbia, Germany and Austria. Or what is the same: the opportunity to see a relentless fight between the players of three great tennis nations - with Novak Djokovic among them - defending the colors of their countries in search of a place in the quarterfinals.
That the new format of the Finals is electrifying and intense, and that the emotion and equality are evident from day one, is something that the teams could already experience in Madrid in 2019. Any slight difference can decide the destiny of a nation; and the demand is very high.
For this reason, once the Qualifiers of this edition had been passed, the celebration of the group stage draw raised enormous expectations that undoubtedly did not disappoint. All groups have incentives for tennis lovers. But what luck held for Group F went much further.
Serbia, who started as seed, saw Struff and Kohlschreiber's Germany fall into their group. But there was even more: of the six nations that occupied the third "pot", it was none other than Austria the call to complete a Group F where any confrontation is a true final.
Thiem's ââdismissal due to a wrist injury leaves his team facing a huge challenge, but playing before his crowd in Innsbruck, any story has yet to be written. What you can not miss Novak Djokovic.
The world number one dreams of giving Serbia a new Davis Cup title after the one they won in 2010. His ambition is clear and his determination even more so. The elimination of Serbia in the quarter-finals in 2019 dramatically against Russia gives the team even more motivation.
The Austrian dream. Austria has never reached the Davis Cup final despite the efforts of some of its most celebrated tennis players, such as former world number one Thomas Muster.
Jim Courier opens up on Djokovic
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has been one of the most notable players in this era.
Besides the Australian Open, he has won each Grand Slam event at least twice in his career. However, Nadal could change the number at the Australian Open this season. There are many factors that could help him achieve this result.
As a lot of doubts have been emerging if World No. 1, Novak Djokovic would compete in the event in the coming season. Recently, tennis legend Jim Courier spoke on this subject and stated, “Top players are used to having their way.
Novak had his way in Australia this year. He and many other players were given preferential treatment in Adelaide. That is where they quarantined, and very different conditions and the bulk of the playing body in Australia”.