With a 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 victory over German Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the 2020 Australian Open, Novak become the sixth player in the Open Era to reach 900 tour-level wins.
The 2020 Australian Open official draw took place at Margaret Court Arena on Thursday. Novak, a record seven-time AO champion, is no.2 seed and will open title defence campaign on Monday when he meets world no.37 Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany (H2H 2-0).
Team Serbia are the first ever ATP Cup champions! Lajovic suffered a 5-7, 1-6 defeat by Agut, then Novak beat Nadal 6-2, 7-6 (4) to even the tie. The world no.2 backed up his big singles win, teaming with Viktor Troicki in a deciding doubles match to beat Pablo Carreno Busta/Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-4.
Lajovic and Djokovic clinched the team's fifth consecutive victory at the ATP Cup and booked them a place in the inaugural title match. Serbia will face Spain in Sunday's final.
Novak was dominant on Monday evening against Gael Monfils ( 6-3, 6-2 ) and then recorded a win in the deciding doubles match with Troicki against Mahut/Roger-Vasselin (6-3, 6-7, 10-3).
Novak Djokovic and Dusan Lajovic both powered their way to singles wins for Team Serbia against South Africa on Saturday at the inaugural ATP Cup in Brisbane.