Novak Djokovic: "I really care about playing for Serbia"


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Novak Djokovic: "I really care about playing for Serbia"

The tie that promised to be resolved only at the third match maintains expectations, under the sign of Novak Djokovic - who after being right of Monfils - returned to the field with Troicki and also wins the doubles, winning the decisive super tie-break 10-3.

Serbia defeated France 2-1 and not only took the lead to group A, but already snatched the pass for the quarterfinals. Djokovic beat Gael Monfils for the 16th time (16-0) 6-3, 6-2, before leading Serbia even in doubles despite the experience of Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

The crowd helped the team coached by Nenad Zimonjic. Chants of “Serb-i-a! Serb-i-a! Serb-i-a!” reverberated off the Pat Rafter Arena roof. "I really show my emotion because I really care about playing for Serbia, but I also care about being on the team with my friends.

These guys are some of my best friends in my life and I grew up with Viktor. We played so many doubles matches together in junior days,” Djokovic said. The 16-time Slam champion will have to defend the Australian Open title from January 20, but he will also play the ATP 250 in Adelaide.

The former world number 1 will be accompanied by Marian Vajda in the first two Slams of 2020. “We really feel not just like playing at home, even better than that. They're really fantastic, they're treating us unbelievable, and it was a great experience to play tonight in front of them,” Troicki added.