(January 4, 2013) Serbia surged into Saturday night’s Hyundai Hopman Cup final against Spain with a 3-0 win over Germany at Perth Arena.
Novak Djokovic played an aggressive game against Tommy Haas from the beginning. The German was no match for Djokovic losing 6-2 6-0.
“It’s been a great performance from beginning to the end,” said Djokovic. “Tommy is always a tricky player and surely he’s not the one to underestimate on the court and you know I tried my best, I was really focused from the start and I just felt drastically better than in the first few days here in Perth so I think that’s also the reason because I’ve been here a few more days and got some rest, got some practice, got used to the balls, the conditions here so I’m glad I brought Serbia a point.”
Ana Ivanovic sealed victory for the top-seeded team, dismantling Germany’s Tatjana Malek, 6-0 6-1.
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