Davis Cup: Serbia – Sweden 2-0, Nole to play doubles

Photo: Arne Forsell

Serbia needs only one more point to set up Davis Cup semifinal clash with Argentina.

The draw for Sweden vs Serbia Davis Cup World Group quarter-final tie (08 July – 10 July 2011) was made on Thursday in Halmstad.

Viktor Troicki (16) and Michael Ryderstedt (297) were first on court at 15:00 CET. Troicki brought the first point to Serbia with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-7, 7-5 victory.

In the second, Nole was replaced by Tipsarevic. The Wimbledon champion has withdrawn because of a sore knee.

Janko played just nine games against Davis Cup debutant Ervin Eleskovic (355) before the Swede retired with a knee injury. Tipsarevic was leading 6-2, 1-0 after 44 minutes when the rubber came to an end.

The doubles match is scheduled on Saturday at 15:00 CET. Serbian duo Nenad Zimonjic and Novak Djokovic face Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt.

On Sunday at 13:00 CET Djokovic plays against Ryderstedt. The second match sees Troicki take on Eleskovic.

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

Halmstad Arena capacity is 4,500 seats, Sweden will host the defending champion Serbia on hard court (Latex-ite).

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