Serbia

  • Brazil edge past Serbia in final World Cup warm-up game June 7, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A second-half goal from centre-forward Fred secured a 1-0 win for Brazil over Serbia in Sao Paulo on Friday in their final warm-up ahead of next week's World Cup opener with Croatia. Fred poked home the decisive goal of a cagey encounter at the Morumbi stadium to give Luiz...
  • India need 'experience' to tackle Serbia, says Bopanna June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: With a World Group place at stake, taking on Serbia is a big challenge even in a home Davis Cup tie and India must go with "maximum experience" against the world number two team, says doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna. India's recent Davis Cup victories were orchestrated by the youth...
  • Bosnia says 1 million affected by floods, destruction 'terrifying' May 19, 2014

    Maglaj: More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war. The floods extended across Serbia and Bosnia, where receding...
  • Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives May 17, 2014

    Belgrade: Record flooding in the Balkans has left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, authorities said on Saturday. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a three-month amount...
  • Bangalore to host India-Serbia World Group play-off tie in Davis Cup April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India will face off with formidable Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie in Bangalore, it was announced on Monday. The AITA officials also discussed Delhi as a venue for the crucial play-off tie, to be held from September 12-14, but on the insistence of the players...
  • Davis Cup: India to host Serbia in September April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14. ...
  • India to take on Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-offs April 8, 2014

    India will take on Serbia at home in the Davis Cup World Group play-offs to be held from September 12 to 14, raising the possibility of multiple Grand Slam winner and world number two Novak Djokovic touching down in the country. Bogdan Obradovic-led Serbia will face India for the second time...
  • Defiant Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of Russia March 18, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, on Tuesday signed a treaty making Crimea part Russia but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine. In a fiercely patriotic address to a joint session of the Russian parliament in the Kremlin, punctuated by standing...
  • Switzerland advance in Davis Cup, beat Serbia February 2, 2014

    NOVI SAD: Switzerland won the Davis Cup first-round tie against Serbia after Marco Chiudinelli and Michael Lammer beat Nenad Zimonjic and Filip Krajinovic in the doubles for an unbeatable 3-0 lead on Saturday. Switzerland face Belgium or Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals in April. A confident Chiudinelli and Lammer defeated veteran doubles...
  • Federer gives Switzerland 1-0 lead over Serbia January 31, 2014

    Novi Sad: Returning to Davis Cup tennis, Roger Federer cruised past Ilija Bozoljac to give Switzerland a 1-0 lead over Serbia in their World Group first-round tie on Friday. Federer won 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 in less than two hours, and faced little challenge from Bozoljac, who served well but still was...
  • Decision to keep Djokovic out of doubles cost Serbia, feels Stepanek November 18, 2013

    Serbia's decision to leave Novak Djokovic out of the doubles rubber of their Davis Cup final against Czech Republic was "like leaving a Ferrari in the garage", victorious opponent Radek Stepanek said on Sunday. The Czechs wrapped up a 3-2 win to retain their title thanks to Stepanek's crushing straight-sets demolition...
  • Czech Republic beat Serbia to retain Davis Cup title November 18, 2013

    Belgrade, Serbia: With the Davis Cup on the line, Radek Stepanek delivered again. Stepanek gave the Czech Republic their second straight Davis Cup title on Sunday, sweeping past Dusan Lajovic in straight sets in the fifth and decisive match to secure a 3-2 win over Serbia in the final. That made...
  • Czechs win doubles to take 2-1 lead in Davis Cup final November 17, 2013

    Holders Czech Republic took a 2-1 lead over hosts Serbia in the Davis Cup final after Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek romped to a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in Saturday's doubles. The result put the Czechs firmly in the driving seat with Berdych facing...
  • Djokovic out of Davis Cup final doubles November 16, 2013

    Belgrade: Serbia's world number two Novak Djokovic has been left out of Saturday's doubles in the Davis Cup final against holders Czech Republic, with Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac named to play against Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek. The teams were locked at 1-1 after Friday's opening singles, with Djokovic beating...
  • Serbia, Czech Republic tied 1-1 in Davis Cup November 16, 2013

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Tomas Berdych of defending champion Czech Republic did what was expected of them Friday, winning their matches and leaving the Davis Cup final at 1-1 after the opening day. Djokovic beat Radek Stepanek 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles. Berdych then defeated rookie Dusan...
  • Serbia lead Czech Republic 1-0 in Davis Cup November 15, 2013

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic overcame some early nerves to beat Radek Stepanek in straight sets on Friday and give Serbia a 1-0 lead over defending champion Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final. Djokovic won 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 on an indoor hard court at Belgrade Arena for his 23rd consecutive victory since...
  • Djokovic to face Stepanek in Davis Cup opener November 14, 2013

    Belgrade: Novak Djokovic will face Radek Stepanek in the opening singles on Friday when Serbia face defending champion Czech Republic in the Davis Cup final. In Thursday's draw, Serbian reserve Dusan Lajovic was picked to play Tomas Berdych in the second singles match on a hard court in Belgrade Arena. Lajovic, ranked...
  • Resurgent Novak Djokovic seeks second Davis Cup triumph November 14, 2013

    Winning a second Davis Cup title with Serbia would cap a fantastic end to the season for Novak Djokovic and provide a springboard for restoring his supremacy on the ATP Tour, the world number two said on Wednesday. Fresh from winning 22 straight matches and four tournaments after losing September's U.S....
  • Janko Tipsarevic doubtful for Serbia for Davis Cup final November 13, 2013

    Belgrade: The pressure will be on Novak Djokovic to lead Serbia to a Davis Cup title in front of the home fans. Janko Tipsarevic, the country's No. 2 player, is doubtful against defending champion Czech Republic because of a chronic heel injury. Tipsarevic said Wednesday that he was not fully recovered....
  • Injured Tipsarevic hopes to recover for Davis Cup final October 23, 2013

    Belgrade: Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic faces a race against time to get fit for next month's Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic after being hampered by a foot injury. The world number 28 has won only one match on the ATP Tour since reaching the fourth round of the U.S. Open...
  • Czech Republic make Davis Cup final with 3-2 win September 16, 2013

    Prague: Argentina won both reverse singles on Sunday to reduce the Czech Republic's victory to 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-finals. Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek won both opening singles on Friday and teamed up to win the doubles over Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos on Saturday for an unbeatable 3-0...
  • Serbia beat Canada to reach Davis Cup final September 15, 2013

    Belgrade: Serbia reached the Davis Cup final Sunday after Janko Tipsarevic won the decisive singles match against Vasek Pospisil to clinch a 3-2 victory over Canada. Tipsarevic beat Pospisil 7-6 (3), 6-2, 7-6 (6) to send Serbia into the final against the Czech Republic, which beat Argentina at home. Earlier Sunday, top-ranked...
  • Novak Djokovic lifts Serbia to 2-2 tie against Canada in Davis Cup September 15, 2013

    Belgrade: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Milos Raonic in straight sets Sunday to lift Serbia to a 2-2 tie with Canada in their Davis Cup semi-finals. Djokovic won 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-2 in a 2-hour, 8 minute match on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. The best of five series will be...
  • Canada win epic doubles to take 2-1 lead over Serbia September 15, 2013

    Belgrade: Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final. Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring...
  • Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back September 14, 2013

    Belgrade: Serbia and Canada were level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday after Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic to redress the balance following Novak Djokovic's straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil. Thriving in a partisan atmosphere similar to the one that carried Serbia to a 3-2 victory over France...
  • Davis Cup: Djokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Canada September 13, 2013

    Belgrade: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic blew past Vasek Pospisil to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Canada in the Davis Cup semi-finals on Friday. Djokovic beat Pospisil 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena. Djokovic, backing up from a four-set defeat to Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final...
  • Novak Djokovic fired up to recapture Davis Cup glory September 12, 2013

    Belgrade: Winning the 2010 Davis Cup for Serbia proved the launch pad for Novak Djokovic to reach the top of the men's game and the 26-year-old hopes another epic run will have a similar effect. Looking upbeat and raring to go just a few days after a crushing US Open...
  • Davis Cup semi-final offers beaten Djokovic quick fix September 11, 2013

    London: If Novak Djokovic needed a quick fix for any post US Open blues, this week's Davis Cup semi-final against Canada in Belgrade could not have been better timed. The world No.1 saw his hopes of a second title at Flushing Meadows crushed by a rampant Rafael Nadal on Monday and...
  • Bale won't feature in Wales starting lineup against Serbia September 9, 2013

    Real Madrid's new record signing Gareth Bale will again be missing from the starting lineup when Wales entertain Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier on Tuesday. The winger, who left Tottenham Hotspur for a world record transfer fee of 100 million euros earlier this month, was an unused substitute...
  • Russia seeks to seize Boris Berezovsky's Serbian assets August 23, 2013

    Moscow has demanded the seizure of assets in Serbia allegedly belonging to the late Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky in an apparent attempt to claim some of what may be left of the fortune of Vladimir Putin's once bitter foe, Serbian authorities said on Thursday. Acting on the Russian demand, a...