BELGRADE, Serbia — Novak Djokovic returned to the court in style after an elbow injury, sweeping past Albert Ramos Vinolas for Serbia to lead Spain 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarterfinals on Friday.
Djokovic won 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
He withdrew from the recent Miami Open because of a lingering right elbow injury.
“I’m very satisfied with my play, especially my serve,” he said.
Serbia’s Viktor Troicki played Pablo Carreno Busta in the second singles.
Spain was without its two highest-ranked players, Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut, making Serbia favored to advance.