Djokovic and Murray set for Davis Cup QF tie

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray inspired their respective nations to wins over Kazakhstan and Japan respectively in the weekends Davis Cup action.

The world number one defeated Mikhail Kukushkin in a five set thriller early on Sunday before fellow countryman Viktor Troicki eased past Aleksandr Nedovyesov in straight sets to give Serbia an 3-2 win over Kazakhstan.

Murray kept Great Britain’s title defence alive when he won all three of his matches to help his nation to a 3-1 win over Japan.

The world number two outlasted Japanese superstar Kei Nishikori in a five-hour epic to send Britain into an unassailable 3-1 lead.

The result means Great Britain will face Serbia in the DavidS Cup quarter-finals from 15-17 July.

In other results, Argentina’s Leonardo Meyer starred in two singles wins to help them to a 3-2 win over Poland, while France demolished Canada 5-0 without dropping a set all weekend.

Italy proved too strong for a depleted Switzerland who were without Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka as they lost 5-0.

Finally, despite two wins from David Goffin, 2015 finalists Belgium would fall 3-2 to Croatia while Tomas Berdych inspired the Czech Republic to a 3-2 win over Germany.