With Novak Djokovic setting the pace for the team, Serbia are clear contenders for the title. They are well aware, however, of the tough nature of the competition and their path to the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2021 will depend on their performance in Group F, against formidable opponents Germany and Austria.

Group: F
Venue: Innsbruck
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  • Serbia lost to the Russians in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Finals, with the tie only resolved in a third set tie-break in the doubles, with Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov taking the win against Djokovic and Viktor Troicki. The tears of the Serbian team at the press conference after their defeat was one of the most emotional moments of the first edition of the Finals. 
  • For the current edition, Serbia was awarded one of two wild card slots, taking their place in the Finals without the need to play in the Qualifiers.
  • The team has the undisputed leadership of Novak Djokovic, who recently achieved his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, but Serbia also has four other high-ranked players: Dusan Lajovic, Filip Krajinovic, 21-year-old Miomir Kecmanovic, and Laslo Djere.
  • Serbia recently appointed Viktor Troicki as its new captain, replacing Nenad Zimonjic, a former world number one and a dominating force in doubles over the last decade.
  • Serbia lifted the Davis Cup trophy in 2010 with Djokovic, Troicki and Zimonjic on the team. Joining them was another notable Serbian player, Janko Tipsarevic, who retired last year and was honoured in the 2019 Finals.


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Djokovic and Troicki embrace following their quarter-final defeat

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Nenad Zimonjic and Novak Djokovic in training during the 2019 Davis Cup Finals

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Dusan Lajovic (bottom left)