Sweden avoided elimination from the Davis Cup first round by defeating Serbia in doubles on Saturday.

Johan Brunstrom and Robert Lindstedt beat Janko Tipsarevic and Nenad Zimonjic 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 10-8.

Serbia is playing without top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who is resting after winning the Australian Open.

Serbia hopes to wrap up the best-of-five series in the reverse singles on Sunday. Tipsarevic will play Michael Ryderstedt in the opening match.