Davis Cup finals: Juan Martin Del Potro triumphs over Marin Cilic, Argentina level with Croatia

Juan Martin Del Potro's victory over Marin Cilic brings Argentina level with Croatia in the Davis Cup finals.

By: Croatia | Zagreb | Published:November 28, 2016 12:34 am
del potro, argentina, del potro argentina, argentina davis cup, croatia vs argentina, croatia vs argentina davis cup, davis cup finals, davis cup, tennis news, sports news Only twice since the World Group Davis Cup format was introduced in 1981 has a team come back from 2-1 down in the final. (Source: Reuters)

Juan Martin Del Potro rallied from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic 6-7 (4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 as Argentina drew level at 2-2 with Croatia in the Davis Cup final on Sunday.

The best-of-five series will now be decided in the second reverse singles played later Sunday between Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic and Argentina’s Federico Delbonis.

Croatia was leading 2-1 in the series after winning the doubles on Saturday.

Only twice since the World Group Davis Cup format was introduced in 1981 has a team come back from 2-1 down in the final.

Argentina is targeting its first Davis Cup title after playing in four finals. Croatia won in 2005.