Serbia ATP Cup captain Nenad Zimonjic was extremely satisfied with the way his team performed in the group stage at the event as he now hopes his team will do some damage in knockout stage. Serbia went unbeaten in Group A as they win each of their three ties played in Brisbane to finish on top of the group and book a quarterfinal berth in Sydney.
World No. 2 Novak Djokovic won each of his three singles matches and also earned the win with Viktor Troicki in the deciding rubber against France. World No. 34 Dusan Lajovic also performed well, having won two of his three singles matches played in the group stage.
"I was surprised in a positive way with everything. First, with the support that we had here, the passion from the fans, especially the Serbian fans, how many of them came. Second of all, we finished pretty late the season.
Players didn't have much time to rest and then to prepare. But the level that they brought here from the first match was really high. I thought both from Dusan and from Novak, where I was surprised the most was the level of the doubles that Novak played [against France]," Zimonjic said, per the ATP Cup.
“For me that was the best match I've seen him play in doubles against a really good team. And Viktor also played well in the doubles." “Really looking forward to Sydney. We're very positive that the atmosphere in the team was great and everybody enjoyed it."