Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to title at first-ever ATP Cup

Goffin 'I would have been dead against Rafael Nadal without aggressive approach'

ATP Cup 2020 rafael nadal vs alex de minaur highlights - After an epic battle between Spain's, Rafael Nadal and Australia's, Alex de Minaur, the Spanish legend reserved a berth in the finals of the ATP Cup 2020 after emerging victorious with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win last night in Sydney, Australia.

"I'm aware that at 38 I shouldn't be the favorite, it should be someone probably in their 20s".

"I think that's a confusion for the spectators, and we need to be clear in our sport".

"And for the health of our sport and the benefit of our sport, in my opinion, it is mandatory that we fix it".

Djokovic, alongside Viktor Troicki, triumphed double over Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta to secure the title for Serbia.

The inaugural ATP Cup debuted a lot in Australia, but the team competition continued only six weeks after the renewed Davis Cup.

The technology allows the umpires to be certain of some aspects like a foot fault, foul shot among other things. For the 16-time Grand Slam victor, however, the biggest highlight of the tournament was playing for his country with his friends.

"I've trained long and hard in the off-season and I didn't have any setbacks, which is crucial", Federer said at a promotional event in Melbourne. Excited to be part of it.

"I enjoyed sharing the week with my friends on the team". The organisation have been fantastic, honestly.

This gesture on behalf of the governing body of men's tennis was announced by Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal after the ATP Cup team final in Sydney.

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A world ranking is calculated in the top 18 tournaments of a player, but a special clause allows those who played in the ATP Cup to add additional points.

"We need to have one Super World Cup event, whatever you want to call it", he said.

Ashleigh Barty reached the quarter-finals in Australia last season and is strongly fancied to go all the way this year.

"Both boys (Djokovic, Nadal) are injury free and always hard to beat", said Federer this week, nominating Tsitsipas as another potential threat. "Serve got me out of trouble in the second set".

Last year's Davis Cup, in contrast, started with qualifying rounds in February before concluding on November 30 when Spain defeated Canada.

His driving groundstrokes and deft touches proved too much with Nadal's serve constantly under siege as Djokovic delivered a booming ace to wrap up the set.

Daniil Medvedev is other of the main contenders for the Australian Open.

"And it's not that easy". Changed a little bit the dynamic of the match after that first set.

Djokovic also improved to 3-0 against Nadal on Australian soil.

Needing to win to keep the tie alive, Djokovic continued on from where he left off in consigning Nadal to the only straight-sets grand slam final defeat of the Spaniard's glorious career last January at Melbourne Park.

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