Serbia

  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 4 days ago

    Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. ...
  • Davis Cup: Pressure was high but proud to win it for Serbia, says Krajinovic 5 days ago

    Bangalore: A sleepless night following rain-induced suspension of play and overnight change of schedules seemed to have done little to dampen Filip Krajinovic who won the decisive fifth rubber to help Serbia beat India 3-2 in their Davis Cup World Group playoff here Monday afternoon. The match was halted Sunday night...
  • India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday. Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. It took...
  • Marin Cilic leads Croatia to Davis Cup playoff win, Spain out 5 days ago

    Marin Cilic completed a dream week by steering Croatia into the Davis Cup World Group on Sunday but Spain found themselves out in the wilderness after crashing to defeat in Brazil. Less than a week after winning the US Open, Cilic snatched the crucial fifth rubber of Croatia's World Group playoff...
  • Davis Cup: Dusan Lajovic blames 'fatigue' for the loss against Somdev 5 days ago

    Speaking on how tough was it to play Somdev, who drops the ball deep on his returns, Dusan said the Indian played his usual game and he tried to ape which done him in. "Its the thing about Davis Cup. It complicates things. Som played his usual game on the slow...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev 5 days ago

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a five-set battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Davis Cup: Somdev Devvarman stuns Lajovic as India, Serbia locked 2-2 6 days ago

    Bangalore: A resilient Somdev Devvarman won the battle of nerves and wits as he pulled off a stunning five-set victory over world number 61 Dusan Lajovic to lock the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia 2-2, on Sunday. Somdev overcame a sluggish start to carve out a heroic 1-6,...
  • Best Davis Cup comeback win for me: Leander Paes 6 days ago

    Bangalore: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes on Sunday said that the dramatic victory he pulled off along with partner Rohan Bopanna against formidable Serbians was the best comeback effort of his Davis Cup career. Paes and Bopanna overcame a two-set deficit to beat Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bojolzac in a...
  • Davis Cup: India trail 1-2 against Serbia as Paes, Bopanna win in doubles 6 days ago

    Bangalore: The pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna kept India afloat with a stirring five-set win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the crucial doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie on Saturday. Down by two sets and by a break in the third, the Indians...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev 1 week ago

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his four-set loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 2-0 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group play-off here on Friday, felt that India faced an uphill task to get back into the tie. "It is going to be extremely tough,...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia take day one honours, lead 2-0 against India 1 week ago

    Even a second-string Serbia proved a mighty opponent as Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman suffered crushing singles defeats to leave India trailing 0-2 on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie here today. Serbia, who are here without their top stars, dominated the proceedings to comfortably place...
  • Davis Cup: Unforced errors cost me, says Yuki Bhambri September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: Yuki Bhambri, who failed to rise to the occasion and suffered a straight-set bashing at the hands of Dusan Lajovic in the opening singles, on Friday said unforced errors and failure to push the opponent hard had done in him in the Davis Cup World Group Playoff tie. "I felt...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia expect to beat India even without Novak Djokovic September 11, 2014

    Even without Novak Djokovic on the court, Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic is expecting a win when his team plays India in the Davis Cup playoffs. Djokovic opted out of the best-of-five series due to fatigue. "It does not matter who is playing," Obradovic said Thursday. "The team needs to be prepared and...
  • India face Djokovic-less Serbia in Davis Cup September 11, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team faces a David versus Goliath moment from Friday when they take on 2013 runners-up and 2010 champions Serbia in the world group play-off. ...
  • Yuki Bhambri to play Dusan Lajovic in first Davis singles September 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Yuki Bhambri and Dusan Lajovic will open the proceedings, playing the first singles in the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between India and Serbia beginning here on Friday, as per the draw that was made on Thursday by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. In the second singles, Somdev Devvarman will...
  • Davis Cup: India face tough battle against Serbia September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: India face one of the most ferocious Davis Cup challenges at home as nothing less than their best would be required to challenge world number two Serbia, who will test skill and strength of the hosts even without world number one Novak Djokovic, here from Friday. India last qualified for...
  • Bopanna convinced me to play in Davis Cup: Leander Paes September 11, 2014

    Leander Paes is ending his Davis Cup exile and will be featuring in India's group playoff against Serbia. ...
  • Leander Paes ready to take Davis Cup responsibility yet again September 10, 2014

    Bangalore: India's ace tennis player Leander Paes on Tuesday said that he was yet again ready to take the responsibility of playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup World playoff tie against Serbia which begins on Friday. Commenting on Somdev Devvarman's comment that the tie could hinge on doubles outcome,...
  • Djokovic's presence would have been good for tennis in India: Somdev September 8, 2014

    Bangalore: It would have been great for Indian tennis had Novak Djokovic decided to turn up in this week's Davis Cup tie in Bangalore, country's leading singles star Somdev Devvarman said on Monday. Djokovic was named in the Serbian Davis Cup squad but the world number one today withdrew, two days...
  • India will have edge in Novak Djokovic's absence: Anand Amritraj September 7, 2014

    Bangalore: India's Davis Cup captain Anand Amritraj on Sunday said his side can beat the formidable Serbians if world number one Novak Djokovic give the World Group play-off tie a miss. "I am told that Djokovic is to confirm his playing tonight. If he does not turn up, it will be...
  • We are formidable with or without Novak Djokovic: Serbian captain September 7, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian tennis fans will know only on Monday whether world number one Novak Djokovic will come to India for the Davis Cup tie even as visiting captain Bogdan Obradovic asserted that his side would present a formidable challenge to the hosts with or without Djokovic. Obradovic, though, refused to take...
  • Leander Paes confirmed for Davis Cup tie against Serbia September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes is set to combine with Rohan Bopanna for the doubles rubber during the Davis Cup tie against Serbia, Indian captain Anand Amritraj confirmed on Sunday but he says nothing has been decided on the Asian Games squad as yet. The inclusion of 41-year-old Paes in...
  • Novak Djokovic to play against India in Davis Cup tie September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Against all expectations, Serbia on Tuesday named world number one Novak Djokovic in their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against India. World number two side in the world, Serbia named a four member squad, which also has multiple Grand Slam winner Nenad Zimonjic. Ranked 61 in the world, Dusan...
  • Somdev Devvarman to spearhead Davis Cup campaign against Serbia August 13, 2014

    In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the crucial Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore on September 12-14. The All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee, headed by Anil Dhurpar, met on Wednesday and picked Somdev, Yuki Bhambri,...
  • Yuki Bhambri returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Due to a heel injury, Yuki had missed out on...
  • Leander Paes not to play against Serbia in next Davis Cup tie August 7, 2014

    After making himself available for the Asian Games, veteran star Leander Paes is set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Serbia due to personal reasons. Paes is locked in a legal battle with his partner Rhea Pillai for the custody of their daughter and one of the hearings of...
  • 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...