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Serbian celebrations,”Imbeciles” and awards galore


BELGRADE, SERBIA - DECEMBER 05: Novak Djokovic of Serbia takes his top off after defeating Gael Monfils of France during day three of the Davis Cup Tennis Final at the Begrade Arena on December 5, 2010 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Djokovic is now truly bold, beautiful and bald. He capped a marvellous 2010 by leading Serbia to its first ever Davis Cup championship in front of a raucous, baying and partisan home crowd in Belgrade.

The Davis Cup always manages to evoke strong emotions; incredible comebacks are the need of the hour and happen more often than not.

This year’s final was no stranger to drama either. The score was even-stevens after the first day’s play. The top seeds on either side, Djokovic and Monfils justified their ranking and clinched wins over their less acclaimed opponents,Simon (6-3 6-1 7-5) and Tipsarevic (6-1 7-6(4),6-0)  respectively.

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McCullum keeps India at bay with classy double: Second Test drawn


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The second Test match at Hyderabad ended as a damp squib as well.

There were many who considered the tourists easy meat coming into the Test series. The New Zealand batsmen obviously had other thoughts.

Except for the first innings here when they collapsed after a healthy start, they have made the Indian bowlers labour hard for their wickets. They have not let the home side buy their wickets cheap.

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World Group For Davis Cup 2011 – Part 1


BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 06:  Spanish players Feliciano Lopez (L), David Ferrer,  Fernando Verdasco (C) Rafael Nadal (2R) and team captain Albert Costa celebrate with the Davis Cup trophy at the end of the final match between Spain and Czech Republic at the Palau Sant Jordi stadium on December 6, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

The draw for next year’s Davis Cup is scheduled to take place in Brussels on the 22nd of September, 2010.

Sixteen nations play the World Group of the Davis Cup every year, eight seeded and the other eight unseeded.

The two finalists of the previous year’s edition help form the two halves of the draw.

A quick look at the eight top teams in the World Group for Davis Cup 2011.

Quote of the day:
Criticism is prejudice made plausible. – H. L. Mencken

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