Switzerland tops Serbia to reach Davis Cup quarterfinals

by: AP February 01, 2014

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NOVI SAD, Serbia (AP)—Switzerland won the Davis Cup first-round tie against Serbia after Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer beat Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic in the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead on Saturday.

Switzerland will face Belgium or Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals in April.

A confident Chiudinelli and Lammer defeated veteran doubles player Zimonjic and young Krajinovic 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

''We congratulate the Swiss team,'' Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said. ''Our guys did their best, but didn't have luck.''

On Friday, Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka won their opening singles.

Serbia, last year's finalist, was playing without its three top players, Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki.

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