May 23, 2013
Argentina takes the lead against Serbia in Davis Cup
Argentine favourite Juan Martín Del Potro took on Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic in the three sets in the second rubber of the Davis Cup semi-finals leaving Argentina 2-0 over Serbia. Earlier, David Nalbandian achieved the first point after defeating Viktor Troicki 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, and 6-3.
Del Potro won the second point over Tipsarevic after two hours and a half by 7-5, 6-3 and 6-4 in the match held at the Belgrade Arena.
Argentina were in the lead by 1-0 against Serbia after David Nalbandian’s defeated Troicki, in Belgrade.
The match between Nalbandian and Troicki brought positivity for the Córdoba tennis star, winning the match with 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, and 6-3 in two hours and 51 minutes, leaving Argentina a step forward at the Belgrade Arena.
Top seed and winner of the US Open 2011, Novak Djokovic, who was supposed to play against Nalbandian, pulled out this morning after making an announcement of his injuries through his website.
The captain of the Serbian team, Bogdan Obradovic confirmed later that the recent winner of the last Grand Slam of the year was not going to play the opening match of the Davis Cup semi-finals.
On Saturday, Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Mónaco will face Nejad Zimonjic and Djokovic for the doubles, which could lead to the fourth classification of Argentina for the Davis Cup final.