Djokovic ‘takes responsibility’ for Italy defeat

The Serbian, beaten this Saturday by Sinner, took responsibility for his team’s defeat in the Davis Cup against Italy.

The Serbian Novak Djokovic, beaten and eliminated with his team in the Davis Cup semi-final by Italy Saturday in Malaga when he had three qualifying balls for the final, said “take responsibility» of defeat.

For me it’s a big disappointment, I take responsibility for it, obviously, having had three match points, having been so close to winning“, he said after the elimination. The world No.1 had three match points during the second singles, against Jannik Sinnerto offer the second point to Serbia, synonymous with a ticket to the final.

But the Italian, No.4 in the ATP, erased them before winning 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 then winning the doubles against the same Novak Djokovic in the process 6-3, 6 -4.

It’s really sad, it’s sport, when you lose for your country, you know, the feeling of bitterness is even stronger“, he continued. A failure “hard to swallow” according to “Nole», who had made the Davis Cup one of the objectives of his end of season, after winning three Grand Slam titles (Australian Open, Roland-Garros and US Open) and the Masters this year.

I know Jannik’s qualities, but I thought maybe he would drop a bit in the doubles, but that wasn’t the case“, estimated the winner of the 2010 Davis Cup. According to Djokovic, the Italians “deserve it, they played very well, especially Jannik, in the singles against me and in the doubles too“. “He almost didn’t miss the ball during the whole match, we can only say well done“, said the 36-year-old Serb.

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