Novak Djokovic reveals of what he is proud of after Serbia's tight DC win



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Novak Djokovic reveals of what he is proud of after Serbia's tight DC win

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic said he was proud of Serbia's fighting spirits after they edged out Kazakhstan in a quarterfinal tie at the Davis Cup Finals. Serbia got off to a heartbreaking start as Miomir Kecmanovic blew four match points before suffering a tight loss to Mikhail Kukushkin in the opening rubber of the tie.

Djokovic, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, saw off Alexander Bublik in the following rubber 6-3 6-4 to force a decisive rubber. After clinching a decisive rubber, Djokovic suited up alongside Nikola Cacic in the doubles match.

Djokovic again delivered for Serbia as he and Cacic beat Andrey Golubev and Aleksandr Nedovyesov 6-2 2-6 6-3 in the decisive rubber of tie to give Serbia a semifinal ticket. “I think I’m proudest of our fighting spirit," a delighted Djokovic said afterwards, per the Davis Cup Finals website.

“I’m proud of this team and I think we deserve to be in the semi-finals”.

Djokovic was wary of the Kazakh threat

Before the tie, Djokovic insisted Bublik and Kukushkin were good players. Djokovic spoke positively of Bublik and said Kukushkin's experience couldn't be overlooked.

"We are playing the quarterfinal against Kazakhstan, probably the most underestimated team at the Davis Cup Finals. They won their group," Djokovic told Sport Klub. "They have Bublik, who is a really tricky player. He has a powerful serve and he plays risky tennis.

He can really be a dangerous opponent. I have watched him a bit at the Davis Cup Finals and he played at a very high level. I believe he will not have anything to lose and he will aim to beat me. "On the other side, Kukushkin is a veteran and someone who has played many important matches and won many important matches for Kazakhstan.

He is a really experienced player." Serbia will fight Croatia for a place in the final at the Davis Cup Finals.