Argentine tennis players literally snatched the trophy from the hands of the Croats.
After Friday’s equilibrium Croats expected on Saturday, took the doubles match – Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig managed it in three sets, extending their winning streak in Davis Cup matches.
Ivan Dodig/Marin Cilic (Croatia) — Juan Martin del Potro/Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) — 7:6, 7:6, 6:3
Do Croatia a two-time winner of the Davis Cup could the leader of the team of Marin Cilic, who was opposed by another winner of the tournament series Grand slam Juan Martin del Potro. Cilic in two hours took del Potro two sets, but made the same mistake in the match against Delbonis again Cilic allowed the opponent back in the game, but the class of del Potro was enough to even the score, and to retain a single game.
The former fourth racket of the world was not even embarrassed by an early break of Cilic in the fifth set.
Marin Cilic (Croatia) — Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina) — 7:6, 6:2, 5:7, 4:6, 3:6
To decide the fate of the Davis Cup was a 37-year-old Croatian veteran with cannon serving Ivo Karlovic and Lefty from the fifth top ten of the ATP Federico Delbonis. Who would have thought that the Argentine outright defeat experienced opponent – Delbonis never lost his serve and made four breaks.
Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) – Federico Delbonis (Argentina) – 3:6, 4:6, 2:6
Argentina is the fifth attempt (1981, 2006, 2008, 2011) wins the Davis Cup final. A huge role in the triumph of Latinos played hot cheerleaders, headed by Diego Maradona, who all three days, supported the team in Zagreb.
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