Davis Cup: Mayer opens against Krajinovic in quarterfinals
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leonardo Mayer of Argentina will face Filip Krajinovic of Serbia in the first match of their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.
Federico Delbonis will face Serbia’s Viktor Troicki in the second singles, and Carlos Berlocq and Diego Schwartzman will be up against Dusan Lajovic and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles on Saturday.
Krajinovic was a late addition to Serbia’s team after Janko Tipsarevic said he was unavailable to play following a long injury layoff.
The tie will be played on an indoor, clay court.
Argentina beat Serbia in their last meeting, in the 2011 semifinals. It went on to lose the final to Spain and is still searching for its first Davis Cup title despite reaching the final four times.
Argentina, which had reached at least the semifinals of the World Group from 2010-13, was upset in the first round by Italy last year.
Serbia, without Novak Djokovic, last reached the semifinals in 2013, when it beat Canada but went on to lose the final to the Czech Republic. Serbia won its lone title in 2010 in a final against France.
The winner of this weekend’s tie will play either Belgium or Canada in the semifinals, which will take place Sept. 18-20.