Serbia beats Sweden, advances in Davis Cup



NIS, Serbia (AP) — Janko Tipsarevic beat Michael Ryderstedt of Sweden in straight sets Sunday to send Serbia to the Davis Cup quarterfinals against the Czech Republic.

Tipsarevic won 6-2, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to give Serbia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the best-of-five series on an indoor hard court in the central Serbian town of Nis.

The Serbians won the two opening singles matches, but Swedes Johan Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt beat Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic in Saturday’s doubles.

Serbia played without top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who is resting after winning the Australian Open.