Novak Djokovic is coming to Malaga to spearhead Serbia's bid to lift a second Davis Cup title.
Djokovic was instrumental in earning Serbia a spot in the Final 8, taking just a few days from his post-US Open victory celebration to travel to Valencia and scoring a 20th successive singles win in the Davis Cup when he defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
Djokovic would then embark on a proper celebration with his family and spent the last one and a half months resting and recuperating. He rejoined the tour in late October at the Paris Masters, a tournament he won a seventh time.
Since the Wimbledon final, Djokovic has not lost a match. He saved a match point in the Cincinnati final against Carlos Alcaraz and subsequently won that tournament before adding a 24th Grand Slam at the US Open. Taking calculated breaks between play is definitely aiding Djokovic to preserve his energy levels and his body.
Recently, he was showered with praise by Serena Williams' ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou who admitted that the Serb looked so young for his age and that he could play into his 40s. At 36, Djokovic is still playing some of his best tennis and has virtually confirmed his status as the year-end No. 1 for an eighth time.
Djokovic will have one more ATP tournament to play - the ATP Finals - before he can join his compatriots in Malaga for the biggest and most prestigious men's team competition. Serbia has only won one Davis Cup title in their history, and Djokovic is determined to steer his country to the podium for a second time.
"Hello everyone, I'm excited to be part of the Serbian national team at the Davis Cup in Malaga Final 8 in only a few weeks time. We'll have the best eight teams in the world compete in Malaga for the most prestigious trophy in our sport and in team competition."
"I'm looking forward. It's always a great honor and privilege to represent Serbia on a big stage in the Davis Cup. We had one title back in 2010. It's one of my fondest and most beautiful memories on a tennis court. Being able to share that with my friends and colleagues in the national team. I hope I'll be healthy and contribute to every possible win to my country."