On the first day of the new year, the ATP Cup will begin in Sydney – a tournament of sixteen tennis teams divided into four groups.
Disappointed Novak Djokovic.
Serbia will also be present at the event, in whose colors Novak Djokovic was originally supposed to present himself. However, the world unit canceled the participation at the last minute.
Dušan Lajovič, the 33rd player of the ATP rankings, became the team’s leader.
“We have all been waiting for his decision until the last minute. Having a world unit in a team is a huge difference. If he was here with us, the expectations would be huge, all eyes would be on him, he would try to lift the whole team, “said Lajovič.
A native of Belgrade, he also told reporters whether he knew the reason for Djokovic’s withdrawal from the tournament.
“I do not know. But the ATP may know him. Novak just said: guys, I’m not coming to the ATP Cup, “added Lajovič.
However, according to him, one of the best tennis players in history did not specify whether he will participate in the first grand slam of the Australian Open season.
At the ATP Cup, the Serbs will meet in the basic group successively with Norway, Chile and Spain. Only the winner will advance from each group. The semifinals and finals will follow.
Source: Pravda – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by sport.pravda.sk.
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