Croatia’s Marin Cilic plays a return to Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka, during their singles ATP World Tour Finals tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Kirsty Wigglesworth
March 02, 2015

KRALJEVO, Serbia (AP) Marin Cilic has failed to recover from injury and will miss Croatia's Davis Cup tie against Serbia next weekend.

Croatia team captain Zeljko Krajan said Monday ''we had expected a miracle, but Cilic is not ready for five-sets matches.''

U.S. Open champion Cilic has not played this season because of a right shoulder injury.

In his absence, teenager Borna Coric leads a Croatia team that includes Mate Delic and Marin Draganja.

Serbia will be led by top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the match that starts Friday in the central Serbian town of Kraljevo. Viktor Troicki returns for Serbia after a one-year doping suspension

The last time Serbia played Croatia was in an away tie in 2010, when it won 4-1.

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