BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Defending champion Serbia avoided elimination from the Davis Cup semifinals by beating Argentina in straight sets in Saturday's doubles. Now the team is hoping Novak Djokovic can lead a comeback in the best-of-five series.Nenad Zimonjic and Viktor Troicki defeated Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-2 to cut Argentina's lead to 2-1 ahead of the reverse singles on Sunday. That's when the top-ranked Djokovic is expected to play Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro in the first match ... Djokovic was seen warming up for a training session at Belgrade Arena after Serbia's doubles victory.
The two singles matches this afternoon may be dead rubbers but there were no celebrations last night and Murray will still play in his reduced, best-of-three-sets match. It is a measure of how seriously the team are taking things. "There is still work to be done," explained Smith. "It's important to go out and play well. People have paid good money to come along and it is televised and we need to keep making a statement."