Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic outlasted
the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan to give Serbia a slight
edge over the United States in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.
The Bryan brothers fought back down two sets against the Serbian duo, though
the fifth set proved to be too much. In a match that lasted 4 hours and 23
minutes, the Serbians edged the Americans 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 4-6,
15-13 on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five tie.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will open Sunday's reverse singles against American
Sam Querrey. The Australian Open champion Djokovic can send Serbia to the
semifinals with a victory.
In the other reverse singles match, Viktor Troicki will take on American John
Serbia topped the 32-time titlist U.S. 3-2 in Belgrade in an opening-round tie
three years ago in their lone previous Davis Cup meeting.
Team USA is captained by Jim Courier, while Bogdan Obradovic is guiding
the visiting Serbs.
The winner of this quarterfinal tie will meet the Canada-Italy victor in the
semifinals in September.
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