Serbia takes 2-0 lead over Sweden in Davis Cup

Serbia took a 2-0 lead over Sweden in the first round of the

Davis Cup on Friday after Janko Tipsarevic defeated Filip Prpic and

Viktor Troicki beat Michael Ryderstedt.

The ninth-ranked Tipsarevic had 11 aces and converted four of

five break points to beat Prpic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the best-of-five

World Group series.

Prpic failed to take any of his five break chances. Prpic is

ranked No. 1,426, but Tipsarevic says ”the rankings don’t do him

justice.”

Troicki downed Ryderstedt 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 after missing his

chance to finish the match in the third set, when he broke serve

for a 4-2 lead.

Serbia, which beat Sweden 4-1 last season, is playing without

top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who is resting after winning the

Australian Open.