Djokovic takes responsibility for Serbia’s elimination from the Davis Cup

MALAGA.- The Serbian Novak Djokovicdefeated and eliminated with Serbia in the semi-finals of Davis cup in view of Italy This Saturday in Malaga, after having enjoyed three match points to qualify for the final, he declared that he “assumes responsibility” for the defeat.

“Personally it is a great disappointment, I take responsibility, obviously, having three match points, having been so close to winning“he declared after the elimination.

The world No. 1 had three match points in the second singles game, against Jannik Sinnerto offer the second and definitive point that would have made Serbia in the end.

But the Italian, N.4 of the ATPknocked them out before winning 6-2, 2-6, 7-5, and later achieving victory in doubles against Djokovic himself 6-3, 6-4.

It’s sports, when you lose for your country, the feeling of sadness is even stronger“he continued.

A defeat “hard to digest” according to ‘Nole’, who had made the Davis cup one of the objectives of his end of the season, after having won three titles of grand slam (Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open) and the Masters at the end of the year.

“I know Jannik’s qualities, although I believed that perhaps the level would drop a little in the doublesbut it was not the case,” said the 36-year-old Serbian, winner of the Davis Cup in 2010.

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Thanks to the presence of Nole, Serbia had established itself as one of the favorite countries to claim the title in this edition of the Davis cup.

Now, Sinner, who had lost against Djokovic just six days agowill take the baton of the favorite and seek to lead the way so that Italy return to glory in the prestigious tournament after several decades of drought.

FOUNTAIN: With information from AFP