Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray to Miss Davis Cup Quarter-Finals Tie

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 | 0

World’s best-ranked players Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup quarter-final tie between Serbia and Great Britain, scheduled to be held from July 15-17 on the outdoor clay courts of Belgrade.

While No. 2 Andy Murray, who recently won the prestigious Wimbledon title, has decided to skip the tie to keep himself in shape for the Rio Olympics and the US Open, the top-ranked Djokovic also pulled out following his third round loss at Wimbledon.

In Murray’s absence, Great Britain captain Leon Smith named Kyle Edmund (No. 67) and James Ward (240) to take the centre stage against Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic (former No. 8) and Dusan Lajovic (81) in the singles rubbers.

The doubles rubber is slated to be held between the British pairing of Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot against the Serbian combination of Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic.

The winner of the tie will advance to the Davis Cup World Group semis to meet either Italy or Argentina.


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