The first two days of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final 2013 are done. Thereafter the Czech Republic is leading 2 games to 1. Novak Djokovic beat Radek Stepanek in the first match of the weekend while Dusan Lajovic lost to Czech´s number 1 player Tomas Berdych.
Ilija and Nenad Zimonjic tried to win the important doubles match on saturday but the czech´s team with Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych played a perfect match and won 6-2 6-4 7-6.
The decision will be made on sunday! Novak Djokovic will take first on Tomas Berdych followed by Dusan Lajovic vs. Radek Stepanek. Changes of players can be made up 1 p.m.
The draw for the 2013 Davis Cup Final by BNP Paribas has been made today. Unfortunately Janko is seriously injured and was forced to withdraw from playing for the team. Dusan Lajovic is going to replace him in the finals. The order of play for the weekend is as follows. Therefore changes of players can be made up to until 1 hour prior to the start of the first game each day.
Novak Djokovic vs. Radek Stepanek
Dusan Lajovic vs. Tomas Berdych
Ilija Bozoljac & Nenad Zimonjic vs. Jan Hajek & Lukas Rosol
Novak Djokovic vs. Tomas Berdych
Dusan Lajovic vs. Radek Stepanek
Unfortunately the Czech team was able to win this doubles competition but Ilija showed great spirit, motivation and the will to fight on the court. Nenad was a bit behind his potential but it´s sure that they will play the next match better together.
Tomorrow will be tough day for Serbia but they will fight to comeback. 2010 was the same situation against the Czech Republic when they played it in Belgrade.
The fans, supporter, team and all other are still proud of them and of course their kids. They show that they play with the heart. It is sad for them that they lost but they will comeback – and if they comeback they will be even stronger. More practice together, more fighting, more everything will give them the strenghts to win every point.
Nenad and Ilija, two dads, teamed up to go to take the lead for the Serbian Team in the Quarterfinal of the 2012 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.
Both have played four ties already together and their balance is 3 wins compare to 1 loss. This are good requirements for the today´s doubles.
The score after the first day is 1-1 between the Czech Republic and Serbia. Viktor lost in the first round to Tomas and Janko defeated Radek after more than 5 hours in 5 sets.
The spirit of this team competition gives the best power and motivation to the team. Ziki and Ika will fight today on the court to get the 2nd point for Serbia, but all the team on the bench will give their best support to them to make the win as a TEAM. Not only the coaches, physios, doctors etc. are member of the team, all supporter on site and worldwide will support them to win this important point.
Nenad, played more than 40 ties for his country (incl. Yugoslavia, Serbia-Montenegro, and Serbia) is the most successful doubles player of Serbia. He will play an important role in this match but Ilija showed in several performances that he is a great doubles player, especially when it comes to present his country, to fight for the win and to WIN for SERBIA.
All players are honoured to present their country, only a few are selected to get this chance.
Saturday, 7th April 2012; 3 p.m. local time; Praha: Czech Republic – the battle will be ready to begin: Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek vs. Ilija Bozoljac, Nenad Zimonjic.
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It’s time for Davis Cup again!
The upcoming weekend, the quarterfinal against the Czech Republic takes place in Prague.
After J. Tipsarevic, V. Troicki and N. Zimonjic, Ilija is the Serbian’s number 4.
He is meant to play the doubles on Saturday, together with Nenad. In the last match they played in Davis Cup, they defeated the Indian double in an amazing match.
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Atpos, California – first final of the season. Last weekend Ilija has been at the quarterfinal of the davis cup between Sweden and Serbia and this weekend he is in the final of the ATP Challenger in Aptos! Another tough match this week, he beat Carsten Ball 76 63 yesterday! Today is the final against L. Grigelis!
We all wish Ilija good luck at this final! Idemooo Ika!