Nole/Zimonjic seal quarterfinal spot for Serbia!

Srbija u četvrtfinalu Dejvis kupa!

Serbian duo of world no.1 Novak Djokovic and no.4-ranked doubles specialist Nenad Zimonjic beat Croatian counterparts Franko Skugor and Marin Draganja in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 to give the 2010 Davis Cup winner an unassailable 3-0 lead in their Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie.

The match in Kraljevo’s packed Sports Centre lasted one hour and 49 minutes.

Djokovic was a replacement for Viktor Troicki who played five sets against Coric on Friday.

Nole produced another great performance alongside Nenad. The pair broke five times from 16 opportunities, having held serve throughout the contest.

“It doesn’t happen often that we seal the deal in just two days,” said Novak. “We did everything right from the first to the last point. We didn’t face any break points and we dominated the match. I’m glad because I haven’t played with Nenad in a long time. We played at a high level and that’s something that gives us confidence for the next one.”

Match statistics: aces (7-1), double faults (0-6), winners (37-21), unforced errors (12-15), total points won (101-67).

In the dead singles rubbers on Sunday, Filip Krajinovic beat Franko Skugor 6-4, 6-2, while Viktor Troicki outplayed Mate Delic 6-4, 6-3.

Serbia will play against Argentina (away) in the Davis Cup quarter-final (17-19 July).

Photo: TSS

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