Djokovic ready for Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic will play in the Davis Cup for Serbia on today just five days after his Wimbledon victory. The new world number one will face Sweden's Ervin Eleskovic ranked 355 - in the second rubber in Halmstad after partner Viktor Troicki has taken on Michael Ryderstedt. Saturday's doubles rubber is due to see Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt side to face Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic.

Serbia, the cup holders, is favourites to beat a Swedish side shorn of their top player, Robin Soderling, in the quarter-final tie. Meanwhile, France has opted to rest Wimbledon semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on today for their clash in Germany. Instead Richard Gasquet has been selected to open the tie against German number one Florian Mayer in what will be his first Davis Cup appearance for three years.

World No.7 Gael Monfils takes on Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second rubber. Tsonga has been name by Captain Guy not remember for Saturday's doubles rubber. He is due to partner Michael Llodra against Christopher Kas and Philipp Petzschner

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