Sinner ends Djokovic’s Davis Cup winning streak

MALAGA.- Jannik Sinner saved three match points to end the team’s 21-game winning streak. Novak Djokovic to win the singles match of the semifinals of the Davis cup and tie the series 1-1 with Serbia.

Sinner avenged the defeat with Djokovic in the duel for the title of the ATP Finals just six days before.

Djokovic’s last defeat in individual duels in the Davis cup It happened when he retired from the clash against the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in the 2011 semifinal. The last time they lost a complete game was in 2009.

Nole had three match points before Sinner came back and broke his serve in the next game to go up 6-5 before serving for the match.

Hours before, Miomir Kecmanovic won 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-1 Lorenzo Musetti so that Serbia went up 1-0 in the series.

This was the third meeting in 12 days between Djokovic, world number one, and Sinner, who is fourth in the ranking. Sinner beat Djokovic in the group stage of the ATP Finals before the Serbian beat the Italian in the final to claim his seventh title in the tournament.

Djokovic and Sinner will meet again in the decisive doubles duel.

The winner will face Sunday Australia on the same indoor court in Malaga, Spain.

Indelible legacy for Djokovic:

Djokovic helped Serbia to win his first title Davis cup in 2010. On Thursday he became the most successful tennis player in his country by surpassing Cameron Norrie, to reach 44 victories.

Serbia seeks to play its first final since 2013, when it lost to Czech Republic in Belgrade.

The only title of Italy They achieved it in 1976, their last final was in 1998.