World’s number one, Novak Djokovic, leads the Serbian team that will play the Davis Cup Finals 2021 with the intention of achieving the triumph that he missed two years ago in Madrid, when he was eliminated in the quarterfinals against Russia.
The Serbian side, which is completed by Nikola Cacic, Miomir Kecmanovic, Dusan Lajovic and Filip Krajinovic, and which is led by Viktor Troiki, is in Innsbruck, where they will play the group stage against Austria and Germany.
“It’s great to be back with the team and again for the Davis Cup. The last memory we had was sad. We were all confident and looking forward to reaching the final two years ago. But we are now very motivated to take advantage of this other opportunity. We are together once more. We are good friends off the court. There is great chemistry in the team and that is one of the important things for success, “Djokovic told a telematic press conference.
“I was the last to join the group. The atmosphere is very good. We hope for the best. The format is different this year. Three venues with two groups each. The Davis Cup should be an experience that more people will enjoy, which is why I am in favor of this year’s format and that there are more countries that can enjoy it. We want to play the best tennis for our country and also for our rival, “said Djokovic, who joined his team after being eliminated by German Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals held last week in Turin.
In the Davis Cup, Djokovic will not coincide with Zverev and neither with Dominic Thiem, casualties in Germany and Austria, respectively. “I’m sure both teams would like to have their best players but they are still strong teams,” he warned.