World no. 1 Novak Djokovic, gave Serbia a lead in its Davis Cup tie against Croatia, in the first rubber. Djokovic won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 against Mate Delic in one hour 29 minutes. Djokovic won 85% of his first serves, while Delic won 63%.
The Serbian hit six aces and had two double faults, while Delic hit five aces and no double faults. Djokovic didn’t give any chance for the Croat to break his serve and converted four of the six break point opportunities he had on Delic’s serve.
He also won 87 points to Delic’s 56 for the match totally. Viktor Troicki then propelled the Serbians up 2-0 winning the second rubber, coming back from a two set deficit to win the rubber in five sets. Troicki won 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 in three hours three minutes.
Troicki won 74% of his first serves and hit 12 aces. Coric won 61% of his first serves and, hit two aces and three double faults. The Serbian had 34 winners, and 37 forced and unforced errors each, while the Croat had 31 winners, 47 forced errors and 43 unforced errors.
Troicki converted eight of 13 break point chances, while Coric converted five of eight break point opportunities. Totally, for the match, the Serbian won 124 points, while Coric won 105. Also Read Kazakhstan and Italy even things on Day One of Davis Cup First Round