Isner to Open Play for United States in Davis Cup

Isner to Open Play for United States in Davis Cup

By Jason Brown,

BELGRADE, Serbia – American rookie John Isner won’t waste any time making his Davis Cup debut, drawing Viktor Troicki of Serbia in the opening match of the 2010 World Group First Round.

Originally scheduled to be held at Belgrade City Hall, the official draw ceremony was moved to the clay court in the center of Belgrade Arena.

Following the series opener, U.S. No. 2 singles player Sam Querrey meets the world’s second-ranked player, Novak Djokovic. Djokovic is a career 12-6 in Davis Cup competition, including a 6-2 record on home soil.

The top-ranked doubles team in the world, Bob and Mike Bryan, meet one of their toughest opponents, Nenad Zimonjic, who will partner with the energetic Janko Tipsarevic.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, the No. 1 singles players, Isner and Djokovic, square off, followed by Querrey and Troicki in the series finale.

The United States and Serbia have never faced each other in Davis Cup competition.

The best-of-five series will be televised live on Tennis Channel, with coverage on all three days of competition, March 5-7.

Friday’s singles matches will be aired at 10 a.m. ET. Saturday’s doubles begins at 8 a.m. ET, and the reverse singles on Sunday is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. ET.

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