Serbia beats Croatia in Davis Cup

KRALJEVO - Serbia secured its place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals when it took an insurmountable 3-0 lead in its World Group tie with Croatia in Kraljevo, southern Serbia, on Saturday.

The decisive win was brought to Serbia by Nenad Zimonjic and Novak Djokovic in the doubles, where they defeated Croatia's Marin Draganja and Franko Skugor in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

The Serbian pair, who received a great support from audience in Kraljevo, made the outcome of this meeting clear from the very start of the match.

Serbia took a lead 2-0 on Friday, thanks to Djokovic and Viktor Troicki, who beat Mate Delic and Borna Coric 3-0 and 3-2 in sets, respectively.

The two reverse single matches on Sunday will now not affect the outcome of the tie, as Serbia's victory has been cemented.

Serbia will play either Argentina or Brazil in the quarterfinals.

If the opponent is Brazil, Serbia will play at home again. If Argentina is the quarterfinalists, Serbia will travel to Argentina.

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