Novak Djokovic lost his composure and smashed his racquet as Serbia were bounced out of the ATP Cup today.

World No.1 Novak Djokovic lost his composure and smashed his racquet as defending champions Serbia were bounced out of the ATP Cup against Germany.

Alexander Zverev rebounded from a narrow singles loss to Djokovic to help Germany win the deciding doubles match that earned the team a spot in the ATP Cup semifinals.

In the doubles, Djokovic became upset when he and Nikola Cacic wasted several chances to break Zverev and Jan-Lennard Struff, who combined for a 7-6 (4), 5-7, 10-7 win to advance to a semifinal against Russia on Saturday.

“It’s unfortunate we lost the tie — that’s what this competition is all about,” Djokovic said of back-to-back matches against Zverev.

“It’s about the team, not about winning one match, singles match.

“Yeah, it’s a tough one.”

Earlier, Struff beat Lajovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to give Germany a 1-0 lead in Group A, but Djokovic levelled it up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 7-5 win over Zverev.

Pablo Carreno Busta clinched Spain a semifinal spot with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Michail Pervolarakis in the opening singles match against Greece.

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The win ensured Spain had enough points to top Group B, which also includes Australia.

“I knew we needed this point,” Carreno Busta, who was playing again because No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal had back stiffness, said.

“With this victory, we are into the semifinals, so it was very important to us.”

Greece rallied for a 2-1 win over Spain, with Stefanos Tsitsipas beating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5, 7-5 and then combining with Pervolarakis in the deciding doubles match — which lasted only one game before the Spanish pair retired.



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