‘I’ll remember this for the rest of my life,’ says Novak Djokovic after Serbia win ATP Cup

Serbia ATP Cup winners

Novak Djokovic added a new trophy to his already impressive collection on Sunday as he led Serbia to the ATP Cup title in Sydney as they beat Spain 2-1.

The 16-time Grand Slam winner headed into Sunday’s finale having won five singles matches and one doubles match, and he kept that unbeaten run as he beat world No 1 Rafael Nadal in the singles and then teamed up with Viktor Troicki to win the doubles and secure his team the trophy.

Reigning Davis Cup champions Spain had the early upper hand in the tie as Roberto Bautista Agut saw off Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1 in the opening rubber of the day.

But Serbia then stormed back through Djokovic as the world No 2 got the better of Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (7-4).

And so the doubles decided the outcome of the inaugural ATP Cup title and it went the way of Serbia as Djokovic and Troicki beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4.

Naturally, it sparked wild celebrations.

“I’ll remember this experience for the rest of my life. It’s one of the nicest moments in my career,” said an emotional Djokovic.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have an amazing career these last 15 years, but playing for the team, playing for my country with some of my best friends for a long time, you can’t match that. It’s too special.”

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