Monday, January 3, 2011

TTA? Looks Back #4: Serbia's win defines Davis Cup

Hitting the home-stretch, one look-back at a time.

What can I say that I haven't said a million times before? Davis Cup is my favorite sporting event, which I know keeps me in some rare company.

But how can you not get excited when a tiny nation such as Serbia wins the sport's biggest team competition? When you have one of the world's top four players--Novak Djokovic--doing everything he can to lift his nation to the title? No one would have blamed Djokovic if he skipped his team's semifinal tie, especially as it was so close to his epic U.S. Open run. He got out there, though, as he knew history was for the making and taking.

His whole team came up big over the course of the year when it needed to: Nenad Zimonjic, Viktor Troicki and Janko Tipsarevic. This complete display of team unity and desire to get it done for their country saw the guys lift the Cup, and you have to hope there's more for them in the future.

(Photo: Getty Images)