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Spain triumph in Hopman Cup

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Perth, Jan 6 (IANS) Spain clinched a 2-1 win over Serbia to bag their fourth Hopman Cup tennis event here Sunday.

The mixed double match that started Saturday night and finished early Sunday proved to be a surprise.

Spanish pair Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina Garrigues stunned men’s world number one Novak Djokovic and teammate Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 7-5 to seal the overall victory, Xinhua reports.

Earlier, Serbia looked on track to win their first Hopman title when Djokovic won the men’s singles clash against Verdasco 6-3, 7-5.

However, Medina Garrigues, who battled a back problem early in the tournament, levelled the tie with a 6-4, 6-7 (3-7), 6-2 win in a match lasting two hours and 38 minutes.

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