Serbia Davis Cup team player Novak Djokovic, left, and Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain pose after the draw for the tennis Davis Cup quarterfinal match in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, April 6. Serbia will play against Spain for the Davis Cup quarterfinal starting on April 7, in Belgrade.AP pix

Belgrade: Novak Djokovic will come up against Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the opening singles rubber of the Davis Cup quarter-final between Serbia and Spain on Friday in Belgrade.

The world number two is making his return from an elbow injury and is looking for a boost after a poor start to the season.

Spain are without Rafa Nadal, who opted to miss a tie to be played on hardcourt in favour of focusing on his preparations for the start of the clay-court season.

Viktor Troicki and Pablo Carreno-Busta will clash in the other singles rubber on Friday.

The winners of this tie will go through to a semi-final against either France or Great Britain. --AFP

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