You don’t have to look too far back in the Davis Cup annals to see the latest fixture – the only fixture – between these two nations as they met last year in the World Group quarterfinals in Halmstad. Serbia, who were the defending champions at the time, lost the doubles rubber but went on to claim a comfortable 4-1 win.
Sweden are one of the most successful Davis Cup nations in the Open Era, having won the title seven times between 1975 and 1998. They have also only been an ever present nation in the World Group with exception of one season, in 2000, since this format was introduced to the competition 30 years ago.
Serbia, on the other hand, are a relatively new nation to Davis Cup. In years gone by they have played under the combined flags of Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro, but they are now firmly established in Davis Cup’s history books in their own right after lifting the trophy in 2010.
Sweden and Yugoslavia have a longer history of playing each other. They met eight times between 1930 and 1991 with the two nations locked at 4-4.