Serbia leads Canada 1-0 in Davis Cup

The Associated Press
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after his Davis Cup semifinal tennis match against Vasek Pospisil of Canada in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia leads Canada 1-0 in Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after his Davis Cup semifinal tennis match against Vasek Pospisil of Canada in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Vasek Pospisil in straight sets Friday to give Serbia a 1-0 lead over Canada in the Davis Cup semifinals.

Djokovic won 6-2, 6-0, 6-4 on an indoor clay court at Belgrade Arena.

Djokovic was coming off a four-set defeat to Rafael Nadal in the U.S. Open final Monday. He won 12 consecutive games midway through Friday's singles and had no problem dispatching the 41st-ranked Canadian.

Janko Tipsarevic faced Canada's top player, Milos Raonic, in the second singles.

The winner of the best-of-five series will face the Czech Republic or Argentina in the final in November.

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