Switzerland tops Serbia to reach Davis Cup quarterfinals

by: AP | February 01, 2014

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

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.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Del Potro questionable for French Open; Azarenka to return in Mallorca

The Argentinian is currently dealing with pain in his shoulder and back. 

Looking back at McEnroe's loss to Lendl at the 1984 French Open

Lendl defeated McEnroe, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5, for his first major title. 

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge—in Silicon Valley

Online poll-taking service SurveyMonkey has announced Williams' appointment to its board.