Djokovic beats Isner, Serbia leads 1-0

Updated: April 5, 2013, 7:36 PM ET
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho -- World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated American John Isner 7-6 (5), 6-2, 7-5 to give Serbia a 1-0 lead in a Davis Cup quarterfinal Friday.

"There's a lot at stake because there's a lot of emotions and you're playing for your country," Djokovic said. "You really want to start well and want to bring the first point to Serbia."

Although the 6-foot-9 Isner posted 17 aces, his serve let him down. The 23rd-ranked Isner put only 54 percent of his first serves into play in contrast ...

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