Zagreb: US Open champion Marin Cilic, who has yet to play this season due to injury, is set to miss this week`s Davis Cup World Group first round match between Croatia and Serbia, coach Zeljko Krajan said Tuesday.
"We were hoping for a miracle ... but we will have to do without him," Croatian coach Krajan told reporters in Kraljevo, where the match will be hosted in the central Serbian city from Friday to Sunday.
Cilic is likely to be replaced by Franko Skugor.
The 26-year-old Croatian, ranked 10th in the world, was named in the squad last week but is still suffering from the same right shoulder problem which forced him to miss the Australian Open.
Cilic is now hoping to return later this month at the Indian Wells tournament, a statement on his official website revealed.
Apart from Skugor, Borna Coric, Mate Delic and Marin Draganja were named in Croatia`s squad.
Serbia will led by world number one Novak Djokovic.
The 27-year-old was named along with Viktor Troicki, who returns to the national team after serving a one-year doping suspension.
Serbia coach Bogdan Obradovic also named Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in the team.