Novak Djokovic expresses his disapproval of the Davis Cup format as he admits to playing doubles with Miomir Kecmanovic in the Paris Masters only for practice

Novak Djokovic is not happy with the Davis Cup format for doubles.


Novak Djokovic expresses his disapproval of the Davis Cup format as he admits to playing doubles with Miomir Kecmanovic in the Paris Masters only for practice

Novak Djokovic (Image Credits: Reuters)

Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic expressed his disapproval of the Davis Cup format as he said that he is considering playing doubles with Miomir Kecmanovic in the Paris Masters only for practice. Serbia has to face Great Britain in the Davis Cup first match and Djokovic wants to get the job done in singles matches itself.

Djokovic, who is focusing on the Davis Cup very keenly this year, stated how he considers the Paris Masters doubles participation as a practice.

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Yes it is. Actually it’s the main reason why we are playing here is trying to prepare for Davis Cup and have another I guess doubles pair, doubles combination that we can rely on.
Djokovic as per Express.co.uk

Djokovic continued on how deciding the tie in the Davis Cup by a doubles match is not the way Serbia would like to.

Obviously not ideal for the format of the Davis Cup that we have nowadays where it’s really decisive. If you split wins after singles, doubles decides and we play Great Britain that obviously has had for decades the best doubles players in the world. So it’s going to be very tough and that’s why we’re trying to get as much of the doubles match play as we possibly can.

Novak Djokovic has won his last 13 matches in Davis Cup

The Serbian World No.1 Novak Djokovic has a good record in the Davis Cup though it is not in any way comparable to his biggest rival Rafael Nadal‘s exceptional record playing for Spain in the ‘Tennis World Cup’. Nadal has won the Davis Cup five times whereas Djokovic has only won it once.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Credits: Tennis 365)

Djokovic’s Davis Cup triumph with Serbia was in 2010. He has a 39-7 lifetime record in Davis Cup singles. He also has a combined win of singles and doubles of 43. He ties the top wins for Serbia with Nenad Zimonjic. With this year’s participation, Djokovic will be eying to make this national record in his name alone.

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Djokovic also is on a 13-match winning streak for Serbia in Davis Cup singles. In a season where he was able to win three of the four Grand Slam titles and will finish a year for the first time in his career as the leading Grand Slam winner alone, a Davis Cup crown for his country will be the icing on the cake.

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