Mark your calendars people! In only 15 anticipation filled days (March 5-7) the U.S.A and Serbia will go head to head in the first round of the Davis Cup in Belgrade. That’s tennis by the way. What better way to pass the rest of this horrible winter? The U.S. is seeded #2 while Serbia is #13, based on the info from the OFFICIAL Davis Cup website. It is unfortunate that this epic clash of tennis giants has to come in the first round, what’s left after that? Everyone might as well shut it down, that’s the title match y’all!! So book your flight and get your tickets. IT’S ON!!
Serbia and USA have never previously met and both teams will be harbouring hopes of progressing to the quarterfinals. Novak Djokovic and Andy Roddick are their respective country’s top players and, if they both play, will face each other in the opening singles rubber on day three.
Serbia has a relatively short Davis Cup history having competed as Serbia & Montenegro and Yugoslavia in years gone by. In 2009, Serbia was beaten by Spain 4-1 in the first round before easing to victory over Uzbekistan in the play-offs to retain its spot in the World Group.
USA is the competition’s most successful nation having been crowned champion on 32 occasions. Its most recent triumph came in 2007 when Russia was defeated 4-1 in the Final. In 2009, the Americans beat Switzerland but lost in the quarterfinals to Croatia.