May 25, 2013
Djokovic pulls out of match against Nalbandian
Tennis master player, Novak Djokovic, pulled out of the first match of the Copa Davis semifinals today, in which he was to play against Argentina. Instead, Argentine David Nalbandian opened the series against local player Viktor Troicki.
Serbia's Viktor Troicki was named instead of Novak Djokovic for the opening singles of Serbia's Davis Cup semi-final tie with Argentina today, the competition's official website (www.daviscup.com) said.
World number one Djokovic, who won the US Open on Monday, arrived in Serbia yesterday jetlagged and exhausted from his exertions in New York and said he might miss the opening match against David Nalbandian.
Djokovic said on his official website (www.novakdjokovic.rs) he had pulled out due to lower back and rib pain.
Janko Tipsarevic takes on Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro in today's second singles rubber as holders Serbia, who won their first Davis Cup last year with a 3-2 win over France, aim to reach their second successive final.