La Novak Djokovic’s Serbia is still alive in the Davis Cup. After a day ‘of transistors’ if we talk about football, the number 1 in the world will be able to fight for his second Silver Salad Bowl‘after qualifying as one of the best second in group after Sweden, which did the same in group B that led Kazakhstan. Its direct victim was Spain, with Feliciano Lpez and Marcel Granollers, after falling to Karatsev and Rublev.
A whole day of madness. First, Serbia had a chance to get through the qualifying round that Austria and Germany because it could lead to the first group position. And they believed strongly, because the locals showed up at the OlympiaHalle beating Dominik Koepfer, number 2 Teuton, through Jurij Rodionov, a 1999 player of the year who is beyond the top 100 in the rankings. The ecstasy of Innsbruck – and the Balkan – disappeared with the other two parties, in which Jan-Lennard Struff bata a Novak (the Austrian), and the double gave the pass as the first to Germany. A more than decisive couple, formed by Krawietz and Putz, as they had already defeated Djokovic himself (with Cacic) lifting a break ball in the third set.
But leaning on the clash between Spain and the Russian Tennis Federation, and more specifically in the double, Serbia goes to the quarterfinals. The rival in the quarterfinals will be Kazakhstan, who have added two group stage victories. The main danger is in Alexander Bublik, a player similar to Daniil Medvedev, but the Balkans should start as favorites. Because Lajovic or Krajinovic are superior to Kukuskhin, the two Kazakh, and the double should favor if Djokovic makes an appearance on the scene. Then Italy and Croatia, first in their groups, for the semifinals. Big words.
A Djokovic he still has the bullet from the Davis to close his magic 2021, although the spotlights are already focusing on him for 2022 without leaving the tournament for selections. It is because his father, Srdjan, has starred in the umpteenth statements that have to do with the Balkan ace in the first big of the season, the Open de Australia. “If these blackmails continue to exist and you work under these conditions, it is very likely that you are not in Melbourne“, he affirmed. A situation that would leave him without competing to overcome in Grand Slams to Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal in one of the most important races in world sport.
While what happens in the first bars of next year is still in the air, ‘Nole’ along with his companions will travel to the Madrid Arena to imitate the glorious 2010 in which one ‘Salad bowl‘gave him one of his most beloved pieces from his collection. A second is possible and as he is more than known with Djokovic, anything can happen. The reasons exist and more when the number 1 has been absolutely involved with the colors of its selection.