Kecmanovic defeated Lorenzo Musetti 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-1. Novak then suffered a 2-6, 6-2, 5-7 loss to Jannik Sinner in a pulsating battle. Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego brought the crucial third point to their team for a place in the Davis Cup Final where they will meet Australia.
Miomir Kecmanovic beat Jack Draper 7-6 (2), 7-6 (6) to put the 2010 champions ahead. Novak Djokovic followed with a routine 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cameron Norrie, breaking once in each set to bring the second and crucial point to Serbia.
Novak beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3 to clinch the win after Filip Krajinovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-6. Viktor Troicki/Janko Tipsarevic face Pierre-Hugues Herbert/Nicolas Mahut in the remaining doubles dead rubber.
World no.1 Novak Djokovic returns to the tennis court on Friday, as Serbia hosts Kazakhstan in the Davis Cup first round tie in Belgrade.
Three weeks after winning his sixth Australian Open title, Novak returns to Dubai…