ATP: Djokovic's Serbia beats Nadal's Spain to lift the cup

WION Web Team Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Jan 13, 2020, 02.34 PM(IST)

Team Serbia post lifting the cup Photograph:( AFP )

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ATP players donated A$725,000 to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.

Djokovic's Serbia came from behind to defeat Nadal's Spain to lift the prestigious ATP cup in the Rosewell Arena, Sydney. 

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Roberto Bautista handed a straight-set defeat to Dusan Lajovic (7-5, 6-1) in the first match of the tie. Spain lead by 1-0 over Serbia.

Scores tied after Novak Djokovic returned the favour by defeating Rafael Nadal (6-2, 7-6) in the most anticipated match of the evening.  

As a tie-breaker, the doubles team clashed with each other. Serbia's Djokovic and Victor Troicki faced Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno-Busta. Team Serbia beat Team Spain in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to win the cup. 

The winning team got $15,000,000 as a cash prize.

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Serbia defeated Russia and Spain defeated Australia 3-0 to reach the finals. 

Spain neared a knockout in the Quarters against Belgium when World number 7 David Goffin had defeated World number 1. But they avoided an upset when they won the tie-breaker doubles match. 

Also read: ATP: Belguim's David Goffin keeps hope alive after shocker against Spain's Rafael Nadal

24 countries took part in this competition that lasted 10 days. Fans across the three cities of Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney were entertained. 

ATP had promised A$100 per ace in the tournament and a total of 1,322 aces were served in the cup. so a total of A$132,200 were donated to Tennis Australia’s Aces for Bushfire Relief initiative. Nick Kyrgios served most number (69) of aces in tournament.  

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ATP players donated A$725,000 to WWF’s Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.

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