Serbia wins, US loses at Davis Cup

Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a backhand against Austria's Dennis Novak during a Davis Cup group F match between Serbia and Austria in Innsbruck, Austria, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Photo/Michael Probst)

(AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic secured a victory for Serbia, 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez got defending champion Spain off to a solid start, and a young Italian team rolled past the 32-time champion United States in the Davis Cup Finals on Friday.

Djokovic beat Dennis Novak 6-3, 6-2 to give Serbia a 2-0 lead over host Austria in Innsbruck after Dusan Lajovic had defeated Gerald Melzer in three sets to open the best-of-three series in Group F.

The victory extended Djokovic's winning streak in Davis Cup singles matches to 15.

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Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 11,540
2 D. Medvedev 8,640
3 A. Zverev 7,840
4 S. Tsitsipas 6,540
5 A. Rublev 5,150
6 R. Nadal 4,875
7 M. Berrettini 4,568
8 C. Ruud 4,160
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