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


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.