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Davis Cup 2018: Croatia Beats USA to Reach Final

Borna Ćorić (Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Borna Ćorić has sent Croatia into the final of the Davis Cup. 

Croatia has advanced to the Davis Cup final for the third time in history after Čorić beat Frances Tiafoe on Sunday in Zadar to give Croatia a 3-2 win. 

The world no.18 came from two sets to one down to topple the American in five sets 6-7, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Ćorić and Tiafoe (Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Ćorić in action on Sunday (Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Earlier in the day, Marin Čilić was unable to seal victory for Croatia despite being one set up and with 5 set points in the second against Sam Querrey. The world no. 6 should have been two sets to love up his match but Querrey’s amazing fightback in the second set gave him the momentum to go on and win the match 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 and lock the tie up at 2-2.

(Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

The win means Croatia has reached their third final after 2005 when they won the Davis Cup and in 2016 when they were runners-up against Argentina. 

(Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Croatia raced to a 2-0 on Friday when Ćorić won in straight-sets against Johnson 6-4, 7-6, 6-3 and Čilić beat 20-year-old Frances Tiafoe on his Davis Cup debut 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

(Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

The USA got back into the semifinal when the world no. 1 doubles player Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić in a five-set thriller 7-5, 7-6, 1-6, 6-7, 7-6 on Saturday in over four hours. 

Dodig & Pavić in action on Saturday (Photo: Mario Ćužić/HTS)

Croatia will meet France in the final after the French beat Spain in Lille 3-0. The final will be played in France on the weekend of 23-25 November 2018. 


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