And Serbia have moved closer to the trophy! Novak Djokovic and Victor Troicki took the first set 6-3 against Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta.
1st Set: Djokovic/Troicki 6-3 Lopez/Carreno-Busta
Rafael Nadal was originally supposed to play the decisive doubles of the ATP Cup along with Pablo Carreno Busta but instead Feliciano Lopez was fielded instead of him against Viktor Troicki and Novak Djokovic. The team from Serbia is currently leading 4-3 in the first set of the doubles, which will decided the winner of the trophy.
1st Set: Djokovic/Troicki 4-3 Lopez/Carreno-Busta
Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Dusan Lajovic 7-5, 6-1 in the first match of the tie while Novak Djokovic got the better of Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6(4) to draw things level.
Novak Djokovic defeats Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-6(4) in the ATP Cup final to bring Serbia level at 1-1 with Spain. Roberto Bautista Agut had won the first match for Spain and with Djokovic's win, the scoreline is level and now, it's on to the decisive doubles.
Rafael Nadal saves two game points and takes the service game in his second game point. This guarantees him at least a tiebreak, if Novak Djokovic holds his serve.
We are going into the tiebreak! Djokovic eases through to hold his serve to make it 6-6.
Rafael Nadal 6-6 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic won the first set 6-2.
Rafael Nadal begins the first set by holding his serve. This was extremely crucial for the Spaniard as he had been broken early in the first set, which eventually cost him.
Djokovic, on the other hand, blazes away with his service game. He holds his serve 40-0.
Rafael Nadal 1-1 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic won the first set 6-2.
The early break of serve proved to be the difference in the first set as Novak Djokovic raced to take the first set 6-2 against Rafael Nadal. Even as Spain lead the tie 1-0, if Djokovic beats Nadal here, the tie will go to a decisive doubles.
1st Set: Novak Djokovic 6-2 Rafael Nadal
Bautista Gves Spain 1-0 lead in the final! Beats Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 7-5 6-1 in the first tie.
In the second set, Roberto Bautista Agut holds serve and then breaks Dusan Lajovic to take a 2-0 early lead again.
Bautista is on a roll! He wins the game on his serve and again on Lajovic's too. The Spaniard leads 4-0.
It's time for Lajovic to fight back. He breaks Bautista's serve. The Spaniard though is not taking it quietly breaks back. He will be serving for the tie...
And Bautista makes it 1-0 in favour of Spain after the first tie. The Spaniard wins the second set 6-1.
Bautista 6-1 Lajovic
Spain's Bautista Takes 1st Set 7-5 vs Lajovic!
Roberto Bautista Agut holds serve and then breaks Dusan Lajovic to take a 2-0 early lead in the first tie!
There is some fight back from the Serbian but is Bautista who holds serve to take a 3-0 lead.
Lajovic is roaring back. He holds serve and then manages to break Bautista's serve. It stands at 2-3 in Spain's favour.
The Serbian holds serve, after some resistance from Bautista though. It's 3 all.
Bautista holds his serve and so does Lajovic. he Spanish still leading. It stands 4-4.
It's back and forth tennis... as both Bautista and Lajovic hold their serve. The first set will not end at 6!
Bautista holds his serve and breaks Lajovic again to take the first set.
Bautista 7-5 Lajovic
First up - Bautista vs Lajovic!
Roberto Bautista Agut will face Dusan Lajovic in the opening tie of the contest.
Bautista Agut has won five matches at this event for the loss of just 19 games. Lajovic, on the other hand, has won four. Lajovic owns a 4-1 record at this event, will be aiming to record his first win against Bautista Agut in their fourth head-to-head clash.
Rafael Nadal is looking forward to the match against Novak Djokovic.
"It's going to be a super tough final against Serbia," said Nadal. "Novak likes to play here and Serbia has a great team and is playing very well. But Roberto played an amazing match this afternoon and we have a good team, so we are ready for it."
"[It is going to] be a tough match for me, of course. He has been playing some great matches this week," said Nadal.
"Physically, I guess he is a little ahead of me. Djokovic plays on a surface that is perhaps his favourite," said Nadal. "I know I have a complicated game, but if I play at my best level I hope to have my chances. Then, we have other matches in the tie that can help us achieve something important".