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.
The field is set for the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held from 3-12 January, 2020, in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. Top seed Serbia, led by Novak Djokovic, will play at the Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane in Group A with France, South Africa and Chile.