Great Britain’s quest for Davis Cup triumph is ongoing as they face a Serbia team led by Novak Djokovic, whose goal is to lift the trophy and cement his nation’s success. Despite being without injured pair Dan Evans and Andy Murray, Great Britain will go head-to-head with Serbia in the quarter-finals on Thursday. The match in Malaga, Spain will be broadcasted live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app starting at 15:00 GMT.
Djokovic, 36, expressed his aspiration to win the Davis Cup with Serbia, emphasizing its importance as a goal. Great Britain, which last secured the trophy in 2015, advanced to the knockout stages after triumphing over France in a thrilling September match. The knockout phase, known as the ‘Final Eight’, will commence on Tuesday, with defending champions Canada facing Finland. Additionally, Australia, Italy, and the Netherlands are set to compete in subsequent matches.
Regarded as the British doubles depth, Jack Draper, Cameron Norrie, and doubles specialists Neal Skupski and Joe Salisbury will play pivotal roles following injury blows to the team. Draper and Norrie are expected to compete in singles matches, while Skupski and Salisbury will strive to secure a place in the semi-finals through doubles.
Djokovic, having won 39 of his 46 singles matches in the Davis Cup, is unwavering in his pursuit of another trophy with Serbia, despite the challenges. The tournament will also feature other teams, including Canada, who are looking to ensure both team titles remain in Canadian hands.
The Davis Cup Finals can be followed live on the BBC Sport tennis page, with updates, scores, and exciting narratives available throughout the six-day event. Furthermore, the semi-finals and final will be accessible for viewing on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app. For those who won’t be able to witness the finals, the BBC will provide live coverage across the platform.
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