Novak Djokovic Holder led the way with a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of recent training partner Ernests Gulbis most of Serbia Davis Cup team to the second round in Basel.
World number three Djokovic had played last week in Geneva, with Latvia, who grew up in the tennis school in Munich and is used in new trials to roll to victory, his third in four its series.
Djokovic, 2 -1 for the title this season after winning his second last month in Beijing, will play one of two qualifiers – Daniel Brand, Germany and Finland's Jarkko Nieminen – the second round."It was a great day for us three games, three wins," said Djokovic. "There can not be better, especially during the Davis Cup." I had to find a good rhythm against Ernests, the first match is always difficult. I kept control of the fight all the time.
Ernests can be a difficult player. "Djokovic Davis Cup teammates and Janko Tipsarevic Viktor Troicki also increased with only a month before host Serbia in December in France Davis 3 to 5 final in Belgrade, a historic event for the young nation. Tipsarevic started at St. Jakob Halle with a defeat to Uzbekistan Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4, while Troicki followed the script with a 6-3, 6-0 win over German Michael Berrer.
Troicki rained seven aces and never had a break point when he advanced in just 49 minutes. "I played well on the events of recent years, I feel happy," said the winner. "My fitness has come at the end of the season."I lost a lot of close games best players in the past, but my hard work is now bearing fruit.
" The Serbs want to make the story shocked the French victory, 20,000 fans are expected to be any connection days. "We all face perhaps the biggest game of our lives," said Troicki. "We are all so excited and it's still a month away." I can not wait to start, said the number 32, which argued that there is competition itself and Tipsarevic to take the number two singles position on the team behind Djokovic.
"Frankly, none of us are concerned: If a singles player, the other will play doubles," said Troicki, won his first individual title on the ATP last month in Moscow "We just want to get points for Serbia. " Richard. Gasquet of France, quarter-finalist in 2009, eliminated the tournament's only Asian representative when he defeated Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-3, 6-1.
Colombian Santiago Giraldo beat Karol Beck of Slovakia 6-2, 6-1.For Jo-Wilfried Tsonga suffered a recurring knee injury, No. 27 Gasquet, his chances for election in Belgrade. "It's a great motivation," said French, who claimed one title since 2007. "I'm tired, it's been a long season, we are all eager to try to win a second Davis Cup. There is pressure on everybody to try to qualify for France. "