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Sep 14, 2013

Canada win marathon doubles to edge ahead against Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) – 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 Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the strength-sapping contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Tennis-Canada win marathon doubles to edge ahead against Serbia

BELGRADE, Sept 14 (Reuters) – 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 Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the strength-sapping contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Davis Cup: Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – 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 in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 13, 2013

Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – 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 in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 13, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE, Sept 13 (Reuters) – 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 in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 12, 2013

Djokovic fired up to recapture Davis Cup glory

BELGRADE (Reuters) – 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 U.S. Open defeat by Rafael Nadal, Djokovic was named to play singles on the opening day of the semi-final against Canada in the cavernous Belgrade Arena.

Sep 12, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic fired up to recapture Davis Cup glory

BELGRADE, Sept 12 (Reuters) – 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 U.S. Open defeat by Rafael Nadal, Djokovic was named to play singles on the opening day of the semi-final against Canada in the cavernous Belgrade Arena.

Sep 7, 2013

Subotic puts Serbia on hold after World Cup failure

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia defender Neven Subotic has temporarily quit international football to enhance his club career after Friday’s 1-1 home draw with Croatia ended his country’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

“I told (Serbia) coach (Sinisa) Mihajlovic that I will not be available for the remaining matches in 2013 because I want to step up individual work at my club with the objective of improving my performances,” Subotic, the Borussia Dortmund player, said on Saturday.

Sep 7, 2013

Soccer-Subotic puts Serbia on hold after World Cup failure

BELGRADE, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Serbia defender Neven Subotic has temporarily quit international soccer to enhance his club career after Friday’s 1-1 home draw with Croatia ended his country’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

“I told (Serbia) coach (Sinisa) Mihajlovic that I will not be available for the remaining matches in 2013 because I want to step up individual work at my club with the objective of improving my performances,” Subotic, the Borussia Dortmund player, said on Saturday.

Sep 6, 2013

Soccer-Croatia hold Serbia in highly-charged 1-1 draw

BELGRADE, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Bitter Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia fought out a pulsating 1-1 draw in a charged World Cup Group A qualifier after both teams had a player sent off in front of 40,000 raucous fans.

The result secured at least a top-two finish for the Croatians, who have 17 points from eight games ahead of their crunch Oct. 11 home game against Belgium, who sit on 22 points after a 2-0 win in Scotland.

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      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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