Posted February 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Janko Tipsarevic defeated Filip Prpic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 Friday to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Sweden in the first round of the Davis Cup. The ninth-ranked Tipsarevic had 11 aces and converted four of five break points, while Prpic failed to use any of the five chances he had for a break. Prpic is ranked No. 1,426, but Tipsarevic says ''the rankings don't do him justice.'' Serbia is playing without top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who is resting after winning the Australian Open. Serbia beat Sweden 4-1 last season.
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