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Croatia and Argentina exchanged victories in the first day of Davis Cup final

Хорватия и Аргентина обменялись победами в первый день финала Кубка ДэвисаIn Zagreb started the decisive match for the top team title in world tennis.

First on court were the leader of the national team of Croatia, the sixth racket of the world, Marin Cilic and Federico Delbonis holding a current ATP ranking 41st line. Despite its status as the undisputed favorite, Cilic had to suffer with the Argentine southpaw.

Horvath without special problems has won two starting games, but Delbonis due to the hot Latin American fans managed to get back in the game. The Argentinian snatched victory in the third set and the fourth installment made to Cilic a real defeat. Experienced Croat at the decisive moment came, and left no chances uncompromising opponent two break Marina in the fifth game allowed the hosts to open the scoring in the final.

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Marin Cilic (Croatia) — Federico Delbonis (Argentina) — 6:3, 7:5, 3:6, 1:6, 6:2

In the second singles of the day was meeting the leader of Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro and the winner of the best supply ATP tour Ivo Karlovic, who is coming on the court, automatically became the oldest member of the Davis Cup final for the last 96 years.

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Only one set, Karlovic managed to lose his serve. As hf this party, the Croatian giant has chalked up, waiting for Del Potro fatal mistakes in the tiebreak. The Argentinian controlled the match and won a legitimate victory, while not spending a critical portion of the effort, which is especially important for his team, considering the upcoming fights.

Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) – Juan Martin Del Potro (Argentina) – 4:6, 7:6, 3:6, 5:7

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