Novak carried Serbia to a place in the ATP Cup Final 8 on Monday night in Brisbane.

In the first match of the day, Benoit Paire put France ahead by overcoming Dusan Lajovic in three sets, 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-4.

Novak was dominant against Gael Monfils. The Serbian star forced a deciding doubles match against France at the ATP Cup in Brisbane.

Djokovic defeated Monfils 6-3, 6-2 in one hour and 31 minutes.

The world no.2 saved all nine break points he faced, and converted all three break points he earned, sealing the 16th win in as many meetings with Gael.

Match statistics: aces (0-5), double faults (5-5), winners (12-21), unforced errors (20-28), total points won (70-55).

Novak returned to Pat Rafter Arena for the deciding doubles match with Viktor Troicki against Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin. The Serbian pairing recorded a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-3 victory, carrying Serbia into the quarter-final stage.

Before quarter-finals, Serbia will play their third tie in Group A, against Chile, on Wednesday at 01:00 CET.

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