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Spain stun Djokovic, Ivanovic to win Hopman Cup

Published on Jan 6, 2013 6:16 AM
 
Hopman Cup winners Fernando Verdasco (left) and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain (second left) with runners-up Ana Ivanovic (third left) and Novak Djokovic (right) of Serbia pose with their trophies after their mixed doubles final match on day eight of the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth on Jan 5, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

PERTH, Australia (AFP) - Spain upset Serbia's world number one Novak Djokovic and teammate Ana Ivanovic 2-1 to win their fourth Hopman Cup in an emotional final which finished in the early hours of Sunday.

The Spanish pairing of Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues were underdogs against the top-seeded glamour Serbian pairing of Djokovic and Ivanovic.

However, the Spaniards came from behind to clinch the title in the deciding mixed doubles rubber.

The Spanish pair's massive edge in doubles experience came to the fore as they won in straight sets, 6-4, 7-5, to deny Serbia their first title.

 
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