Davis Cup finals, day 1: Tipsarevic vs Monfils, followed by Nole vs Simon

Davis Cup World Group Finals: SERBIA vs. FRANCE

Serbia: Novak Djokovic (3), Viktor Troicki (30), Janko Tipsarevic (49), Nenad Zimonjic (4th in doubles rankings).

France: Gael Monfils (12), Michael Llodra (23), Gilles Simon (42), Arnaud Clement (78).

Place: Belgrade, Serbia
Stadium: Belgrade Arena (Capacity: 15,200)
Surface: Hard (RuKortHardTournament MF)
Date: 03 December – 05 December 2010

Schedule of Play:


14.00 CET Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA) 1-6, 6-7(4), 0-6
followed by Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-3, 6-1, 7-5


15.00 CET Nenad Zimonjic / Viktor Troicki (SRB) vs. Michael Llodra / Arnaud Clement (FRA)


13.00 CET Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)
followed by Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Gilles Simon (FRA)

Team captains have the right to change the players until an hour before the match.

Novak didn’t seemed surprised by the French decision to go with Simon in the singles:

“That’s what we kind of expected,” said Nole after the draw. “Regardless of who I play, I have to be on top of my game. It’s the finals of Davis Cup. Everybody will try to perform their best and everybody will have a lot of motivation to play great tennis in these three days.”

Serbia defeated USA, Croatia and Czech Republic en route to the finals, while France beat Germany, Spain and Argentina.

Serbia is bidding to become the 13th nation to be crowned Davis Cup champion.

Good luck!

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