Serbia defeated Spain to improve to 2-0 at the 2023 Davis Cup Finals.

World no.1. Novak Djokovic continued his winning ways with a 6-3, 6-4 Davis Cup win against Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina on Friday.

Djokovic’s triumph in Valencia clinched the tie for Serbia and secured its place in the Davis Cup Final 8 in Malaga in November.

“I’m on cloud nine, as you can say, with everything the has been happening lately on the tennis court,” Novak said post-match, alluding to his titles in Cincinnati and at the US Open. “Obviously playing for Serbia, for my country, is something completely different. It’s a huge responsibility and pressure, but also an incredible privilege and honour. I’m really glad that I was able to contribute with a crucial point to qualify for Malaga with this win.”

Laslo Djere opened the tie with a 6-4, 6-4 win against Albert Ramos-Vinolas to give Serbia a 1-0 lead against hosts Spain, who are now eliminated from contention for the Final 8.

In R3, Serbia faced Czech Republic, who also qualified for the Final 8, on Saturday to determine who finishes first in Group C.

Novak teamed up with Nikola Cacic against Adam Pavlasek and Tomas Machac. They fell to the Czech duo 5-7, 7-6 (7), 3-10.

The next events in Nole’s schedule until the end of the season are the Rolex Paris Masters, the Nitto ATP Finals in Torino and the Davis Cup Final 8 in Malaga.

You can download Nole 2023 October desktop calendar here.

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