Few people expected such a “fall” of Novak Djokovic after his triumph at the ATP Finals. The Serbian lost two matches in one day during the Serbia-Italy Davis Cup semi-final, including to Jannik Sinner, whom he defeated at the ATP Finals seven days ago. Now the Serb takes responsibility for Serbia’s loss, and the Italians win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1976. Read what Novak Djokovic says about his defeat.
Italy won its first Davis Cup since 1976, beating Australia 2-0 in the Davis Cup final in Malaga. Jannik Sinner and Matteo Arnaldi played a big role in Italy’s victory over Australia. Sinner scored points for Italy with wins over Alex de Minaur on Sunday and over Novak Djokovic on Saturday. It may seem that with this victory Sinner took revenge on Djokovic for losing the ATP Finals. In turn, Novak Djokovic openly admits that he takes responsibility for Serbia’s loss to Italy. All the world’s sports media write about his two losses on the same day.
For Novak Djokovic, this is the first such failure in the Davis Cup competition in 12 years. Djokovic openly admits that it was his fault that Serbia lost against Italy, because not only did he lose the singles match against Sinner, but in the match deciding which country would advance to the Davis Cup finals, the Serb and his doubles partner Miomir Kecmanovic lost in the fight. in doubles with the pair of Lorenzo Sonego-Jannik Sinner. What did the Serb have to say about the matter?
“I take responsibility for the defeat,” Djokovic told reporters. “Three wasted match points. It’s my fault.”