Spain stun Djokovic, Ivanovic to win Hopman Cup
Published on Jan 6, 2013 6:16 AM
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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