Serbia's Davis Cup team captain Nedad Zimonjic praised Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic for their performances on Thursday in the Davis Cup groups stage tie against France. Zimonjic feels confident ahead of the quarter-finals tie, as he said: "We won already two matches after a singles.
We know that Russia is really a strong team, a tough team, even though Medvedev is not here. But with Khachanov and Rublev, they are extremely good players. It's going to be difficult. But I believe we have a good enough team to get through.
The matches will be close, very close, I would say. But I like how Novak and how Filip are playing in singles. Their form is going up and they are very motivated, which is important. And Janko and Viktor, they played really well yesterday in doubles.
Today it wasn't that important doubles, but it was another practice and another match situation, which will help potentially if we need to play that one. We played all three matches -- I mean, all two matches so far at the same time, which will be good for us.
I believe Russia played the first one in the afternoon, maybe even the second one, I'm not sure. So could be a little bit tricky for them. And both of them I think will play doubles as well. So it depends how long the matches will go in singles. And the good thing is that we have options in doubles as well."