Djokovic Wins Family Tournament at ATP Belgrade
Novak Djokovic won the tournament he purchased and created with his family, on Sunday defeating lucky loser Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 7-6(0) in the final of the Serbian Open in Belgrade.
A loser in the qualifying tournament, Kubot gained the main draw only after another player withdrew.
The 21-year-old Djokovic is now 2-5 in finals for 2009, also winning in Dubai. He finished runner-up to Andy Murray in Miami, and to Rafael Nadal at Monte Carlo and Rome.
“Although this is not one of the biggest tournament I had won, it means the most to me,” Djokovic told the crowd following the final.
The Pole Kubot served for the second set but failed to close it out. En route to the final Kubot beat Serbian wildcard Arsenije Zlatanovic, No. 3 seed Igor Andreev, Kristof Vliegen and Ivo Karlovic.
The Djokovic family brought the tournament to Serbia after buying the former Dutch Open on the ATP calendar. Despite the win, Djokovic will fall to No. 4 on the ATP Rankings on Monday, with Brit Andy Murray rising to No. 3.
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