Kazakhstan beat Serbia in doubles

Serbia's Novak Djokovic, front and his partner Nenad Zimonjic react during their Davis Cup World Group first round doubles tennis match against Kazakhstan’s Aleksandr Nedovyesov and Andrey Golubev, in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, March 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE – Kazakhstan took a 2-1 lead against Serbia in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie on in Belgrade on Saturday.

Andrey Golubev and Alexander Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan beat Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in Belgrade on Friday, turning the tables in favor of Kazakhstan.

Yesterday, Djokovic defeated Nedovyesov 3-0 for Serbia’s 1-0 lead, but his compatriot Viktor Troicki lost to Mikhail Kukushkin, in straight sets as well, on the same day.

Djokovic will play Kukushkin and Troicki will face Nedovyesov in tommorow’s deciders.

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