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Serbia's Davis Cup journey: Djokovic leads victory and midnight celebration

Novak Djoković in the locker room of the Serbian team.
Novak Djoković in the locker room of the Serbian team.
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7:59 PM EST, November 24, 2023

Novak Djokovic played a crucial role in securing victory for the Serbian team during the Davis Cup quarter-finals. Even after an arduous match against Great Britain, Djokovic was the life of the post-match party in the locker room. The nighttime hour didn't prevent the Balkan tennis players from belting out celebratory tunes.

The Davis Cup final tournament is in full swing. Only four teams remain in contention for the global team championship, and Serbia is among them. Serbia efficiently bested Great Britain in the quarter-finals with a mere two singles matches. Miomir Kecmanovic triumphed over Jack Draper, while Novak Djokovic triumphed over Cameron Norrie.

On Saturday, Djokovic and his team are slated to compete against Italy in the semi-finals, and, looking ahead, they may face the victors of the Finland versus Australia match in the finals on Sunday.

The mood remained high-spirited after the victory over the British team. Despite the late hour, with the match concluding after 11 p.m., the Balkan tennis players still found energy to have a brief celebration in the locker room.

Djokovic can be seen kickstarting a rhythmic hand-drumming session on a locker or wall in a video shared on social media. This spontaneous performance provided an amateur backing track for the team's impromptu singing session.

A short performance was held in the locker room before the athletes started to assemble to head back to the hotel. The room, cluttered with bottles and sports gear, resounded with a communal cheer from the team.

Novak Djokovic concludes a stunning season in Malaga, Spain, having maintained his position as the world ranking leader. It’s hardly surprising, as he claimed victory in three major tournaments: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and the US Open. Djokovic also reached the Wimbledon final but suffered a defeat against Carlos Alcaraz.

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