Novak Djokovic is second up for Serbia in its home clash with Russia, taking on debutant Daniil Medvedev in Nis.
Troicki will open up on Friday vs Karen Khachanov.
On Saturday Troicki and Nenad (the new captain of the team) will play against Andrey Kuznetsov and Konstantin Kravchuk.
On Sunday Djokovic meets Khachanov and Troicki plays Medvedev.
Nole: “The Russians have a young and motivated team, therefore we have to take them very seriously”. “They are all in the top 100, they can all play singles and doubles so it’s not going to be easy by any means. I always try to take the best out of these Davis Cup weeks for my individual career because we don’t get too many chances to represent our country in a team competition.”
“Coming back to the Davis Cup week is like coming home to a family and with that in mind, we will do our best to delight our home crowd who turned up in such great numbers for yesterday’s practice.”