Vasek Pospisil will meet the world No. 1 men’s tennis player Friday in the first singles rubber of the Davis Cup semifinal against Serbia.
Pospisil will meet the Serb superstar, Novak Djokovic, at Belgrade Arena on an indoor clay court.
Ranked 41st overall, 23-year-old Vasek has never faced Djokovic but at a press conference in Europe said he’s familiar with his game, at least as a spectator.
“I have seen him play on TV lots of times, but it’s going to be completely different on the court,” the Canadian Press reported. “I hope to learn as the match progresses.”
Also on Friday, Canada’s top-ranked player and world No. 11 Milos Raonic plays Janko Tipsarevic, a player he’s beaten three straight times.
Vasek will partner with veteran Daniel Nestor Saturday in a doubles rubber and will play Tipsarevic Sunday after Raonic squares off against Djokovic.
Serbia won the Davis Cup in 2010 while Canada has already achieved a new milestone by reaching the final four in the world.
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