Posted February 10, 2012 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia plays a backhand during his first round match against Joseph Sirianni of Australia on day two of the Australian Open 2008 at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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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