Djokovic to miss Davis Cup vs. Czechs

Novak Djokovic will skip Serbia’s Davis Cup quarterfinal match

against the Czech Republic next month.

Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said his team will include

ninth-ranked Janko Tipsarevic and 27th-ranked Viktor Troicki after

deciding to let the top-ranked Djokovic rest.

Djokovic also missed the 4-1 first-round Davis Cup victory

against Sweden. He last played for Serbia in September’s semifinal

loss against Argentina when a muscle injury forced him to retire

against Juan Martin del Potro.

In their last Davis Cup meeting, Serbia beat the Czechs 3-2 in

2010 when Djokovic helped the team win its first Davis Cup

title.