July 4, 2022

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Djokovic won't be able to win the Davis Cup either

Djokovic won’t be able to win the Davis Cup either

The world number one lost the double point to Croatia, who will play the fourth final in her history in the Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic The season in which he was the undisputed world number one and the winner of three majors won’t end in good taste. The Serbian tennis player was excluded from the Davis Cup competition on Saturday after Serbia’s defeat by Croatia, in the first semi-final held at the Madrid Arena.

Matty Pavik And Nikola Mechtic They scored two goals to qualify Croatia for the final with a win Djokovic And Filip Krajinovic By 7-5 and 6-1.

In the semi-final opening match against Serbia, Croatia Borna Jojo (279 of the world, took the first step to surprise by imposing himself on Dusan Lajovic (33 globally) with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 ratio. After that, the world number one was able to equalize the tie by hitting Marin Cilic By 6-4 and 6-2.

Special from Grand Slam by losing the US Open final against Daniel Medvedev He was eliminated from the semi-finals of the Tokyo Games and his sixth Masters title won by the tennis player Alexander Zverev, who is also an Olympic champion, Djokovic He was seeking his second Davis Cup (he won the first in 2010 against France), but was unable to do so despite winning all four singles he played in the tournament and his previous two doubles matches.

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this time BAFIC And miktech, No. 1 in the doubles and Olympic champions, closed the doors for him in a match in it Djokovic And Krajinovic They kept their pulse in the first set, but only managed to win one match in the second set, with the Croatian pair putting on a show.

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“I did everything I could, but winning an individual is not worth it. This competition is tough because you have to win everything, sets of matches. To win the Davis Cup, you need my husband and we don’t have itDjokovic has assessed.

Croatia The winner of Saturday’s tie (1:00 pm, Movistar) will face Russia and Germany in the final. The Croats won twice in the salad bowlIn 2005 against Slovakia and 2018 against France while they lost the final in 2016 against Argentina.