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Novak Djokovic out of Davis Cup match

Updated: February 1, 2012, 9:49 AM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will not play in Serbia's Davis Cup match against Sweden this month.

Serbia captain Bogdan Obradovic said he decided to let the top-ranked Djokovic rest after he beat Rafael Nadal in a grueling five-set final in Melbourne.

"We want to spare Djokovic to help him remain the world's No. 1 player and win gold at the Olympic Games in London," Obradovic told The Associated Press. "I had difficulty to persuade Djokovic not to play ...

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