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TENNIS

Davis Cup Tennis: Sinner Sends Italy To Final After Wins Over Djokovic, Serbia

Italy returned to the Davis Cup final after a gap of 25 years as Jannik sinner beat Novak Djokovic in both singles and doubles to secure a 2-1 victory over Serbia on that earned the 1976 champions a title clash with Australia.

Sinner and doubles partner Lorenzo Sonego beat the Serbian Duo of Djokovic and Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3 6-4 to secure a famous victory that sent the former champions packing and sparked wild celebrations at a heaving Martin Carpena arena in Spain.

Defeat was a bitter pill for Djokovic, the winner of three of the four grand slams in a stellar season, as the 36-year-old lost his first Davis Cup singles match since the semi-final in 2011 when he retired against Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro.