Novak Djokovic becomes the most successful Serbian player to win Davis Cup after taking his nation to the semifinals

This was Djokovic's record 44th win in the Davis Cup, making him one win ahead of Nenad Zimonjic.

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Novak Djokovic becomes the most successful Serbian player to win Davis Cup after taking his nation to the semifinals

Novak Djokovic became the outright most successful Serbian player in the history of the Davis Cup. Image- Hindustan Times

Novak Djokovic on Thursday became the most successful Serbian player in Davis Cup tennis history with his 21st consecutive singles win, sending his team into the semi-finals for the second time in three years.

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It was a record 44th Davis Cup match win overall for Novak Djokovic. Image- The Times of India
It was a record 44th Davis Cup match win overall for Novak Djokovic. Image- The Times of India

World number one Djokovic defeated Cameron Norrie 6-4, 6-4 to give Serbia a 2-0 win against Great Britain. Now Serbia will face Italy in the Davis Cup semi-finals of this top men's team competition on Monday.

Djokovic He never struggled against Norrie, the top-ranked British player, breaking serve once in each set at the Martin Carpena arena. He didn't face a break point in the entire match.

With this, this was Djokovic's record 44th win in the Davis Cup, making him one win ahead of Nenad Zimonjic. Djokovic has won 10 singles matches for the country. Djokovic's last singles loss in the Davis Cup was when he retired against Juan Martin del Potro in Serbia's 2011 semifinal defeat against Argentina. Djokovic's last loss in a completed singles match in the Davis Cup was in 2009.

Djokovic is finishing the season in impressive form, having won a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title in a final against Sinner. The 36-year-old Djokovic won three Grand Slam titles this year to take his record tally to 24 overall.

Italy, on the other hand, defeated Netherlands 2-1 in the quarter-finals and entered the semi-finals for the second consecutive season of Davis Cup. In the first match, Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands gave his team the lead by defeating Matteo Arnaldi 6-7 (6) 6-3 7-6 (7) after saving three match points in the final tiebreaker.

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Meanwhile, Jannik Sinner brought Italy level with a 7-6(3) 6-1 win over Tallon Griekspoor. He then teamed up with Lorenzo Sonego to ensure Italy's victory by defeating Griekspoor and Wesley Koolhof 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive doubles match.

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