Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki give Serbia a strong lead to start their Davis Cup meeting with Russia. The team is now up 2-0 over Russia.
Nole jumped out to 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the match before Medvedev retired after the first game of set 4.
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Sighting cramps, the Russian could not go on after dropping the first game of set 4. Djokovic won the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 1-0.
The Serbian tennis star is coming off of a tough tournament at Melbourne Park.
The six-time Australian Open winner and 2016 men’s singles champion was upset by Denis Istomin 7-6 (10-8) 5-7 2-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. It was not the start to the Grand Slam circuit that Djokovic wanted. Seeing early success at the Davis Cup is a positive sign for the world No. 2.
The meeting between Serbia and Russia is just the second between the two nations. In 2008, Russia tasted victory, in a close 3-2 win over Serbia.
With the 2-0 start, Serbia is undoubtedly the favorite to win. Davis Cup action is underway all around the world this week. Team Australia saw a 2-0 start to their meeting with the Czech Republic. France also jumped out to a 2-0 lead over Japan.
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