Sweden stayed alive, at 2-1, in Nis on Saturday with a doubles win, but Tipsarevic ended the Swedish hopes with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 victory over Michael Ryderstedt on Day 3 at Hala Cair. The match was over in 2 hours, 20 minutes, as Tipsarevic launched 25 aces and held his serve throughout.
Djokovic, along with Serbian captain Bogdan Obradovic, decided that the reigning Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion should rest this week following the No. 1's most recent championship run in Melbourne.
On Friday in Nis, Tipsarevic drilled Filip Prpic in straight sets and Viktor Troicki made it 2-0 Serbia with a four-set victory over Ryderstedt.
Serbia captured the Davis Cup title two years ago, while Sweden, captained by Thomas Enqvist this week, owns seven championships, but none since 1998.
The Serbs defeated the Swedes, 4-1, in a quarterfinal tie last year.