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D Cup: Serbia 3 – 2 United States

Posted by gauloises1 on March 8, 2010

Congratulations to Serbia, who have made it into the World Group quarterfinals for the first time in their history.

And yes, a lot of this victory does belong to Novak Djokovic, who beat John Isner 64 in the fifth for his second singles point and to clinch the tie.

I didn’t watch most of the match as my eyes were elsewhere (mainly on Team GB and Nalby). But from what I did see, John Isner was playing really impressive tennis – well, he took Nole to five sets on clay, come on – and proving himself as psychologically resilient as his predecessor in the no. 1 singles spot, Andy Roddick. ‘Heart’ is an overused word, never more so than in Davis Cup, but there’s no denying the big man has it. A heartbreaking loss, but he should be really proud of how he comported himself this weekend.

Nole, though. The bendy kitten-haired one once again carried his country and cried the good kind of tears this time. He wasn’t playing his best tennis, that’s for sure – where’s that gone, by the way? Anyone seen it? – but he found enough good tennis when it counted to carry him over the finish line against an opponent who was fighting for his life, and that’s what matters.

Soft-haired, crazy-eyed hugs for all!

Croatia next … that should be interesting.

R4 – N.DJOKOVIC (SRB) def. J.ISNER (USA)
7-5  3-6  6-3  6-7(6)  6-4
R5 – S.QUERREY (USA) def. V.TROICKI (SRB)
7-5  6-2

2 Responses to “D Cup: Serbia 3 – 2 United States”

  1. linz said

    Proud of my boys, but I’ve become increasingly devastated as the day wore on. So close yet so, so, SO far.

  2. harini said

    Sad for Isner and Querrey on Friday but OMG is it really the first time Serbia’s gotten to the QFs in the World Group? I don’t know how I never knew that.

    Congrats to them. I love happy Nole.

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