Djokovic maintains stellar form

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Novak Djokovic continued his superb form with a straight sets victory over Belgium's Olivier Rochus in Friday's Davis Cup clash.

The world number one, fresh from his victory over Andy Murray in the Australian Open final, was far too good for his Belgian opponent and ran out a 6-3 6-2 6-2 winner in Charleroi.
And the 25-year-old's success meant that Serbia will take a 2-0 lead into Saturday's doubles after compatriot Viktor Troicki battled back from two sets down to win the opening singles rubber against David Goffin.
While the Serbs look to be heading for a routine victory, things were not as straight forward for Spain, who have fielded a virtual second-string side against Canada in Vancouver.
With no Rafa Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro or Fernando Verdasco, world number 34 Marcel Granollers is Spain's top-ranked player, but he was no match for Canada's world number 166 Frank Dancevic, who lost just five games in a straight sets victory.
World number 15 Milos Raonic had already beaten Albert Ramos 6-7 (5/7) 6-4 6-4 6-4, in the opening rubber, meaning the Spaniards now need to win the remaining three matches to take the tie.

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