The spotlight is all on him and on the performance he will be able to offer with his country's shirt. Novak Djokovic will participate in the 2021 edition of the Davis Cup and has undoubtedly led Serbia to be one of the favorites to the final victory.
The world number one has not hidden himself and he wants to achieve the goal of giving his country the title of the event, after the last rather bitter precedent (elimination already in the quarter-finals). Victor Troicki's team will also be able to count on Dusan Lajovic (33 in the ATP ranking and likely second singles player), Filip Krajinovic (42), Laslo Djere (52) and Miomir Kecmanovic (68).
Inserted in group F, Serbia will have to contend with Austria and Germany. The intent is of course to finish the triangular at the top of the standings, and then play everything in the intersections that will count in direct elimination.
“We face this new opportunity to play together with great motivation. We are great friends off the pitch and the team chemistry is unbeatable. I was able to train and I am very motivated for this event, no matter how long the season is, ”Nole said at the press conference.
The winner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon during the 2021 season decided to give his opinion on the current format of the Davis Cup, feeling free to express some changes it would bring: "At the beginning I was against it, I didn't he didn't like everything to be played in the same place.
I think it hasn't worked out badly, but I love that there are three different locations this year. I would add three more venues, so that each group plays in a different environment and more fans can see the tennis live."
Djokovic is in Innsbruck
Novak Djokovic is in Innsbruck to lead the charge for the Serbia, who have been placed in Group F alongside Austria and Germany. The Serb, who landed in the Austrian city on Tuesday, wasted no time and immediately headed to the practice courts.
Calling the ATP Cup and the Davis Cup two of the "most significant tournaments" for him, the 20-time Grand Slam champion said he won't let the empty stands due to COVID-19 restrictions bother him. “The bad news is that we are going to play in front of empty stands (in Innsbruck, due to Covid-19 restrictions in Austria), but Serbia is in our hearts; we know that we enjoy big support and we will try to bring joy to our people back home," Djokovic said.
"The weeks I am representing Serbia are one of the most significant ones for me – ATP Cup and Davis Cup. I hope that we are going to be successful”.