After the Serbian Davis Cup captain Bogdan Obradovic bowed out of joining the Serbian squad at the Rio Games, it’s been announced that Dusan Vemic will be replacing him. Vemic, once ranked as high as 31 in the world in doubles is also a part of the Serbian Davis Cup squad.
Vemic joining the Serbian Olympic contingent will be specifically good for Novak Djokovic, who’s keen to add more Olympic glory to his 2008 bronze medal winning efforts. In Rio, the world no. 1 has entered in singles and doubles, partnering Nenad Zimonjic.
As a preparation for Rio, Djokovic and Zimonjic are also playing doubles at the Rogers Cup this week. Along with Djokovic and Zimonjic, Viktor Troicki is also a part of the Serbian men’s contingent for Rio. Earlier this year, Vemic had been overseeing Djokovic’s progress at the Miami Open, where neither Marian Vajda nor Boris Becker had joined him.
The 40-year old Vemic’s best results in the Majors have been reaching the men’s doubles semi-finals at the French Open in 2008 and at the Australian Open in 2010. Story by Novosti ALSO READ: Novak Djokovic: ´I do not expect anything this week´