Five days after winning the US Open, superstar Novak Djokovic made a successful return to the tennis court.
The winner of the most Grand Slams ensured Serbia’s 2-0 lead over Spain in the Davis Cup on Friday and thus qualified for the quarter-finals, which will be held in Malaga in November. Young star Carlos Alcaraz, who has given his body a break, will miss Spain.
“I’m on cloud nine”
After Laslo Diri’s 6-4,6-4 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas, Djokovic braved the hot and humid conditions in Valencia to defeat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3,6-4, making the doubles irrelevant. In the second set, the 36-year-old overcame a 1:4 deficit.
“I’m very happy, as you can imagine after everything that happened on the tennis court recently,” said Djokovic, who is bidding to win his second Davis Cup title with Serbia after 2010.
The scientist says: “At the beginning of the season I said that the Grand Slams and appearing for my national team were my priorities. The goal has been achieved, and we are in the quarter-finals. I hope we can continue to move in the right direction.” number one.
In Group C, alongside Serbia, the Czech Republic’s ascension was also confirmed.
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