The ATP Cup 2020 was the first tournament of the ATP Tour. 10 days, 24 teams, 3 cities and 129 matches. Serbia won the inaugural ATP Cup defeating Spain in the final by 2-1.
QF 1: Australia beat Great Britain 2-1
Nick Kyrgios has played some of the best tennis in the tournament. Kyrgios beat Cameron Norrie in straight sets. Next match was between Dan Evans and upcoming Australian star Alex de Minaur. The British played some of his best tennis to equal the tie 1-1 with a 3rd set tie break win over Alex de Minaur. The doubles match was insane. Both the teams had multiple match points but it was the Australian pair who won the match with 18-16 in the 3rd set.
QF 2: Russia beat Argentina 3-0
Russian team played a near perfect tennis against Argentina. Karen Khachanov gave Russia a winning start beating Guido Pella in straight sets. Daniil Medvedev beat Diego Shwartzman in three sets. Russian pair also won their match.
QF 3: Serbia beat Canada 3-0
Novak Djokovic has remained unbeaten in the tournament but Dusan Lajovic also played outstanding tennis to support his teammate. Lajovic has lost just one match coming into the quarterfinal and yet the Serbian no 2 easily outclassed Felix Auger-Aliassime in straight sets. Novak Djokovic had to fight against an upcoming ATP star Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian won the first set and Djokovic won the match in 3rd set tie break. The Serbian doubles team also won their match.
QF 4: Spain beat Belgium 2-1
Roberto Bautista Agut has won all his matches at the ATP Cup and once again he provided Spain with a victory. David Goffin then played the match of his life and defeat the world no 1 Rafael Nadal 6-4, 7-6. In the deciding doubles match, Nadal then combined with Pablo Carreno Busta to win the tie in a 3rd set match tie break winning it by 10-7.
SF 1: Serbia beat Russia 3-0
Dusan Lajovic has once again provided the best start for Serbia. Against Karen Kachanov, the Serb played some of his best tennis to win the match 7-5, 7-6. The match followed by Novak Djokovic who was up against Daniil Medvedev the 2019 US Open finalist. Outclassing Medvedev, Djokovic win the opening set 6-1 but Medvedev fought well to win the 2nd set 7-5 but Djokovic prevailed 6-4 in the 3rd set. Serbia also won the doubles match.
SF 2: Spain beat Australia 3-0
Roberto Bautista Agut was off to a flying start against Nick Kyrgios leading by 4-0 in just 22 minutes. The Spaniard won his match 6-1, 6-4. Up next was Rafael Nadal versus upcoming Alex de Minaur. The young Australian had made problems for the Spaniard from the start as he played his best tennis in the course of the tournament. De Minaur won the opening set 6-4. The 2nd set was a nail biting one with Nadal prevailing 7-5 and then eventually won the 3rd set 6-1. The Spanish pair also won their match.
F: Serbia beat Spain 2-1
An epic final was set. Serbia vs Spain. No 1 Seed vs No 2 Seed. Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal. World no 2 vs World no 1. Roberto Bautista Agut kept his unbeaten record in the tournament. He beat Dusan Lajovic in straight sets 7-5, 6-1. Then came the most anticipating match of the event, Novak Djokovic versus Rafael Nadal. The Serb needed to win to keep the tie alive. It was a perfect start for Djokovic as he broke Nadal twice in the opening set and winning the set 6-2. The 2nd set, as expected was more competitive. Both the players played their best tennis, saving break points on crucial stages. In the end, Djokovic won their latest encounter and kept the tie alive for Serbia.
In the deciding doubles match, it was Novak Djokovic / Victor Troicki from Serbia and Pablo Carreno Busta / Feliciano Lopez of Spain. The Serbian pair was down a break early in the 1st set but recovered will to win the 1st set 6-3. The Serbians also put a comprehensive game in the 2nd set to take it 6-4. Serbia is the Champion of the inaugural ATP Cup 2020.
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