Novak Djokovic lights up starless Davis Cup

Djokovic and ninth-ranked compatriot Janko Tipsarevic, who spearheaded Serbia's first Davis Cup title in 2010, should help their country prevail over Belgium in Charleroi. The home side's top player David Goffin is ranked only at 50.

updated: January 31, 2013 12:35 IST
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Paris: World number one and newly-crowned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic goes straight back into action in the Davis Cup this weekend while his Grand Slam rivals skip the opening round.

The Serb, who collected his fourth Melbourne title and sixth career major with victory over Andy Murray on Sunday, just about catches his breath before leading his country into their World Group opener against Belgium.

However, the 113-year-old competition is not the powerful draw card it once was.

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  • Tennis
  • Roger Federer
  • David Ferrer
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Stanislas Wawrinka
  • Janko Tipsarevic
  • Bernard Tomic
  • David Goffin
  • Andy Murray
  • Novak Djokovic