Novak Djokovic gets Davis Cup matchup

Updated: July 7, 2011, 10:59 AM ET
Associated Press

HALMSTAD, Sweden -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is set to play Ervin Eleskovic on Friday when defending champion Serbia faces Sweden in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

Djokovic overtook Rafael Nadal as the No. 1 player by reaching the Wimbledon final. He defeated the Spaniard in four sets in the championship match to win his third Grand Slam title.

"I'm very confident and it's obvious," Djokovic said Thursday. "I mean, I have lost one match in the last seven or eight months. I'm trying to keep that confidence at a very high level."

Djokovic said Eleskovic beat him at a junior tournament years ago, and he is ready to meet him again.

"We know Eleskovic quite well, but I haven't seen him play for a long time," he said.

Viktor Troicki will face Michael Ryderstedt in the opening match. Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic will face Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt in doubles on Saturday.

Reverse singles will be played on Sunday.

The winning team will face either Kazakhstan or Argentina in the semifinals.


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