Serbian team without Djokovic and Tipsarevic

Serbia hosts Switzerland in what could be a fascinating World Group first round encounter to kick start the competition in 2014.

The Swiss won the only previous encounter between these two nations in 2006 but the overall head-to-head is tied at 2-2 taking into account historical information when Serbian players represented Yugoslavia.

2013 finalists Serbia are a force to be reckoned with on home soil and Switzerland will have to be at their best if they are to cause an upset.

Switzerland maintained its place in the World Group with a comfortable 4-1 win over Ecuador in September’s play-offs.

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