Novak Djokovic loses a 12-year record!

The Serbian, defeated in singles and doubles in the Davis Cup semifinals, lost his first match in the competition after 12 years

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic loses a 12-year record!
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Jannik Sinner has incredibly destroyed Novak Djokovic's Davis Cup winning streak that had lasted for over 12 years. The Serbian champion had not lost a match in this team competition when he was called upon to represent and help his national team since 2011, when he had to withdraw due to a physical problem against Juan Martin Del Potro.

Yes, you heard right: since 2011! The Serbian tennis player's last defeat occurred in a semi-final against Juan Martin del Potro, who was defending the colors of Argentina and, as mentioned above, also due to retirement. After 4451 days the impressive unbeaten run was broken due to an incredible performance by the Italian player, who dragged his Italy to the final of the 2023 edition of the Davis Cup against Australia.

Several fans were surprised by Nole, who missed the great opportunity to close the score and take Serbia to the final.

Sinner defeated Djokovic at the Davis Cup

At 5-4, in the decisive third set, Djokovic was able to get to 0-40 but was unable to take advantage of those three match points on the blue's serve.

The Italian talent, with great coolness, canceled out all the chances and then in the following game he even managed to break the 24-time Slam champion. Sinner did not tremble and closed the match with a score of 7-5, beating the world number one for the third time in the season (Carlos Alcaraz in Miami, Novak Djokovic in the group stage of the ATP Finals and in the Davis Cup).

Sinner has thus become the Serbian's most fearsome player at the moment, who will end with regret a fantastic year full of satisfactions. Djokovic was defeated two times in ten years by Sinner. three times, if we would like to include the doubles match of teh Davis Cup challenge between Italy and Serbia.

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