BOISE, Idaho – The United States trails Serbia 2-1 in a Davis Cup quarterfinal after the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost to Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13 on Saturday.
Fans in the arena were on the edge of their seats as the match went 4 hours, 23 minutes.
The Bryans have a 20-4 record together in Davis Cup doubles and have lost their past two Davis Cup matches in five sets this year — the only two times they've played five-set matches in Davis Cup action.
Zimonjic, who closed out the match with an ace on the second match point of the 28th game of the fifth set, is a former world No. 1 doubles player, multiple Grand Slam doubles champion, and part of Serbia's only Davis Cup victory in 2010.
Bozoljac ranks 335th in singles. Zimonjic and Bozoljac have a 4-2 Davis Cup doubles record together.