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Croatia take 2-0 lead over USA in Davis Cup semi-final

Croatia take 2-0 lead over USA in Davis Cup semi-final

Published by , Friday 09/14/18 17:36

Croatia raced to a commanding 2-0 lead over the United Status on the opening day of their Davis Cup semi-final in Zadar on Friday.

In the first rubber Borna Coric, world number 18, justified his favourite's tag and defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3.

Croatia's top player and world number six Marin Cilic then defeated Frances Tiafoe, a Davis Cup débutant 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) to leave the hosts on the brink of the final.

Croatia could book a date with either France or Spain in the november title match in Saturday's doubles in which Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic will face Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison.

Croatia have made the final twice, in 2005, when they were crowned champions, and 2016.

Croatia have seen off 2007 Davis Cup winners the USA on each of their four previous Davis cup meetings.

Jim Courier's team is missing two top players -- John Isner, world number 10 who has stayed home due to family reasons, and injured Jack Sock.

Source: AFP

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Good luck your the best
rds101uk rds101uk il y a 29 minutes
Zev a good player, but too weak in the head to beat Roger.
bastion bastion il y a 37 minutes
Oh shut up
Justin Loch Justin Loch il y a 7 heures
I have no problem if your the best, to be treated as the best. If all players can reach the top 3's level, they would also get special treatment. On the other hand, here is a objective test case: if tournaments must decide who gets best court, time to play, etc. then look at the rankings at that stage, that is a objective standard. Now look at this years ATP finals, who is nr.1 at this stage, and must get preferential treatment to start playing the previous Sunday, in order to have a extra day off, if he goes all the way to the finals. Answer: Djokovic. But who started on last Sunday, and now has a extra day off, yes, the nr. 2/3: Federer. So yes, there is unfortunately a case that Fed gets preferential treatment. Take the doubt about it out of the picture, by giving the best ranked player the better options. Then nobody can complain or have questions.
bastion bastion il y a 8 heures
Federer won first two sets at Wimbledon. So it was just a repeat in some sense ))) Usually Federer know how to play against big serving guys, I don't know what happened at their previous match. Hidden injury may be. More probably Federer can lose to some very stable player like other three from big four and rather to Kei than to Kevin.
Genie Ovie Genie Ovie il y a 11 heures
Actually he just has to win 6 games. Even if he lost in straights, he can still advance.
endaugust endaugust il y a 1 jour