Djokovic wins, takes Serbia closer to Davis Cup quarters

After the opening day of the Round 1 World Group ties, Serbia lead Belgium 2-0, USA are 2-0 ahead over Brazil and defending champions Czech Republic are tied 1-1 against Switzerland.

updated: February 02, 2013 13:21 IST
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Paris: World number one Novak Djokovic steered Serbia to the brink of the Davis Cup quarter-finals Friday, easing past Belgian veteran Olivier Rochus on a makeshift court he described as the worst he's ever encountered.

Australian Open champion Djokovic needed just an hour and 39 minutes to beat 32-year-old Rochus 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to give Serbia a 2-0 lead in their World Group first round tie after Viktor Troicki had needed five sets to defeat David Goffin.

Twenty-four hours earlier, Djokovic had lambasted the clay court laid out over the parquet floor at the Spiroudome de Charleroi.

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