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Jan 05, 2013 at 07:26pm IST

Djokovic gives Serbia Hopman Cup lead with Verdasco win

Perth: 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 have won the Perth title three times.

Djokovic gives Serbia Hopman lead with Verdasco win

The Serb beat the Spaniard 6-3 7-5, giving his team a 1-0 lead in the Hopman Cup final.