Great Britain have booked their place in the tennis Davis Cup quarter-finals on Thursday November 21st after beating Kazakhstan. England are scheduled to face Germany in Madrid on November 22nd in the last eight.
The last eight games kick off on Thursday. Australia will face Canada, while Serbia will face Russia. Spain will take on Argentina early on November 22nd.
Britain took the chance to leave Murray out of the singles, even as the Scot appeared to be struggling with fitness after his lengthy duel with Holland's Tallon Griekspoor on November 20th.
Jamie Murray and his partner Neal Skupski held their nerves to prevail 6-1, 6-4 over Bublik and Kukushkin.
Serbia also booked their place in the quarters as Djokovic eased past Benoit Paire to send France crashing out.
The 32-year-old Djokovic beat Paire 6-3, 6-3 after Filip Krajinovic won a close encounter 7-5, 7-6 against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to give Serbia a 2-0 advantage, making France's doubles victory irrelevant.
France's mediocre record of sets won allowed Russia and Argentina to progress as the two best runners-up.