Serbia edged a tight doubles match against Spain on Saturday to seal a place in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas last four for the first time since 2013.
The team captain Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki defeated Marc Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 to
Hosts Serbia took a 2-0 lead against Spain in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal after Novak Djokovic beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas 63 64 62 and Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4 6-3 in Friday’s opening singles rubber.
"I was especially happy with my serve. It was working very well today, I won
Hosts Serbia will head into their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinal clash against Spain as strong favourites, with World No. 2 Novak Djokovic leading their charge against the five-time winners who will miss their talismanic pack leader Rafael Nadal.
The Serbians, in contrast, will be at full strength as team
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.
Today Novak and Jelena held a pre-opening party in their new restaurant. Tennis stars and friends attended at the opening.
Nole shared on his facebook how much it means to him and Jelena this new restaurant: "Yeyyyy!!!! We made it! We have the most amazing team of people who helped
BELGRADE, SERBIA – Serbia defeated Kazakhstan 3-2 in Davis Cup first round. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki won Sunday’s reverse singles against Mikhail Kukushkin and Aleksandr Nedovyesov respectively.
Djokovic prevailed in an absorbing five-hour match against Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin 67(6) 76(3) 46 63 62, while Troicki defeated Nedovyesov
The draw ceremony was held today in Skupstina Grada Beograda.
Novak is going to play first vs Nedovyesov at 2pm and Viktor will play the second match vs Kukushkin.
Novak will also play doubles with Nenad Zimonjic on Saturday vs Golubev and Nedovyesov.
On Sunday Novak will play vs Kukushkin and Troicki vs
Nole said he feels better after eye infection and he should play against Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup weekend
"I am optimistic and I hope to play. I was a little skeptical, but now everything is fine. I have two more training to get used to indoor conditions "- said Djokovic
Novak Djokovic partnered fellow Serb Janko Tipsarevic to a 6-4, 6-3 win against Andreas Seppi and Viktor Troicki in 63 minutes. The match was dominated by the return of serve, as the teams exchanged 13 break points in the first set and six in the second. Next up for the
Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki both won on the opening day at Kraljevo Sports Centre to give Serbia a 2-0 lead over Croatia going into Saturday’s doubles.
Nole defeated Mate Delic (158) in 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to put hosts Serbia ahead in the Davis Cup.
Nole broke four