In a press conference, Serbia's Davis Cup team captain Nenad Zimonjic spoke about Janko Tipsarevic retiring from the professional tour. "There are four players sitting here, and together with Filip (Krajinovic) and Dutzi (Dusan Lajovic), I would say they are our golden generation, and it's all of our tennis.
And I see it as an end because of Janko's last match. But he's obviously going to be here with us all the way, and not just for this tie and in the future, we are really good friends. And, you know, your dream may be to go all the way to celebrate, you know, with a victory, but sometimes it doesn't happen, you know, what you wanted to happen.
But the main thing is that everybody knows here how much we care about each other, how much we love each other, and this is what got us here. "So I want to thank all of them for being here. Like I said before, it was such a long season for everybody.
It was not easy with these dates to get last reserves that they were playing on. But the energy, the friendship, the team got the most out of all of us, you know. So I want to thank all of them. And, hopefully, we'll have some new generations with Dutzi, with Filip, obviously with Novak Djokovic as a leader and upcoming guys.
So that's why it was so emotional for me. But I was happy to be part of it as a player, maybe as their friend the most, and now as a captain. That's all." Serbia lost the quarter-final to Russia on Friday. In the decisive doubles rubber, Djokovic and Troicki had three match points but Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov saved the lot before clinching the win for their country.