Djokovic beats Nadal to keep Serbia alive in the ATP Cup final

SYDNEY Novak Djokovic recorded a victory in straight sets over his longtime rival Rafael Nadal on Sunday to keep alive the hopes of Serbia in the final of the inauguration ATP Cup team event in Sydney.

Djokovic won 6-2, 7-6 (4), extending his dominance over Spanish on hard tracks, an area on which Nadal has not defeated him since 2013.

The tie will now be decided by a high-risk doubles match, where the two best ranked players in the world will meet to determine the winner of the $ 15 million event.

From Spain Roberto Bautista Agut He previously completed an impeccable tournament by defeating Serbia Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1.