Edmund to start for Britain against Serbia in Davis Cup

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Kyle Edmund will open for defending champion Britain against Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

In Friday's second singles, James Ward will play Dusan Lajovic.

Both teams are playing without their top stars. Britain is without Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Serbia is without the top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki.

In Saturday's doubles, Dom Inglot and Jamie Murray are scheduled to play Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic. The reverse singles are Sunday. Captains can change their players after the opening day, however.

The best-of-five quarterfinal series will be played on clay at the Tasmajdan outdoor stadium, with showers predicted throughout the weekend.