Cool Coric steers Croatia into Davis Cup final with France

Cool Coric steers Croatia into Davis Cup final with France

Later, sixth-ranked Marin Cilic gave Croatia a 2-0 lead over the United States with a 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory over Davis Cup debutant Frances Tiafoe.

Cilic breezed through the first set in 26 minutes, but Tiafoe pushed the 2014 U.S. Open victor over the second half of the match.

The 29-year-old Cilic raced through the first set, saving the lone break point he faced and converting two of the four break-point opportunities he created.

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The normally collected Cilic lost his cool after committing a series of uncharacteristic errors late in the third set.

Marin Cilic eased past American Frances Tiafoe 6-1, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) to move Croatia to within one win of its third appearance in the final of the Davis Cup, tennis' premier worldwide team competition.

Querrey, drafted in by US captain Jim Courier as a replacement for his number one Steve Johnson, was one set down and saved five straight set points in the second before rallying to earn a shock 6-7 (2) 7-6 (6) 6-3 6-4 win.

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Doubles specialist Mike Bryan's decision to come out of Davis Cup retirement gave the United States a much-needed lift.

It left the tie resting on the outcome of Borna Coric's match with US debutant Frances Tiafoe in the fifth rubber, with the victor guaranteed to take his country into November's final against France, who beat Spain in the other semi. "Afterwards I felt Sam served really well in the third and fourth sets".

Earlier Sunday, Albert Ramos Vinolas beat Richard Gasquet 1-6, 6-4, 14-12.

Looking ahead to the final against France, Krajan said that the "goal is that everyone remains healthy".

Dominic Thiem overcame a spirited fightback by Alex de Minaur to give Austria a 3-1 victory over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.

Benoit Paire and Lucas Pouille both won their singles matches on Friday to open the 2-0 lead on the hard indoor surface at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, France.

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