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Djokovic to miss Davis Cup playoff against India

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic says Novak Djokovic will not play in this week’s Davis Cup playoff against India because of fatigue and family commitments.

Obradovic says Djokovic, who lost to Kei Nishikori in the U.S. Open semifinals on Saturday, has told him “he will not come to India” for the Sept. 12-14 best-of-five series.

The Serbia captain adds that Djokovic also wants to spend time with his wife Jelena, who is expecting their first child.

Serbia, already without the injured Janko Tipsarevic, is likely to include reserve player Ilija Bozoljac in the team. Others in the team include 61st-ranked Dusan Lajovic, 108th-ranked Filip Krajinovic and doubles specialist Nenad Zimonjic.

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