Novak Djokovic who survived a scary ankle twist during the first set led Serbia to the Davis Cup semi finals with a four sets win over Sam Querrey. World No.1 beat Querrey 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-0 in 2:35h, and that was his second point of the weekend for Serbia. In the first match he defeated John Isner.
Serbian team entered the final day with a 2-1 lead after Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac outlasted the No. 1 ranked team of Bob and Mike Bryan yesterday 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13.
“I am happy I managed to play the whole match,” Djokovic said. “I played really well in the third and fourth set. I am sorry for team USA but it was a thrilling weekend for all of us,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic said he probably wouldn’t have finished the match if it wasn’t a Davis Cup competition.
“I hope I didn’t make it worse,” he said. “If I wasn’t playing for Serbia and didn’t have my team watching me I don’t know if I would have continued.”
It is the second win for Serbia in four years over the 32-time titlist USA. In their only other previous Davis Cup encounter Serbia defeated the Americans in Belgrade in 2010.
Serbia will play against Canada in September’s semifinals.