The United States trails Serbia 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarterfinal after the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost to Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13 on Saturday in a match that stretched to 4 hours and 23 minutes.
Zimonjic served three aces in the final game, closing out the victory with an ace on the second match point. It was a clutch performance by a multiple Grand Slam doubles champion.
''For sure, it's the biggest win in the Davis Cup doubles for me,'' said the 36-year-old Zimonjic, who was instrumental in Serbia's only Davis Cup victory in 2010. ''We were playing very good.
''This was definitely a great, great performance and great match from me.''
Bozoljac is a 27-year-old journeyman who ranks 335 in singles and 1,150 in doubles.
''Anybody who was supposed to play with Nenad was supposed to be the underdog against the Bryans,'' Bozoljac said. ''We won and I just can't believe it happened.
''This is my best perf...