Posted: Saturday January 5, 2013 7:31 AM

Djokovic puts Serbia up 1-0 in Hopman Cup final

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PERTH, Australia (AP) - Novak Djokovic recovered from a 3-0 deficit in the second set to complete a 6-3, 7-5 win over Fernando Verdasco on Saturday, giving Serbia a 1-0 lead over Spain in the Hopman Cup final at Perth Arena.

Ana Ivanovic can clinch Serbia's first title in the 25-year history of the mixed-team tournament with a win over Anabel Medina Garrigues in the women's singles match.

Spain has won the Perth title three times.

 
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