Davis Cup fi­nal: Ar­gentina even at 2-2 against Croa­tia

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

ZA­GREB, CROA­TIA >> Juan Martin Del Potro ral­lied from two sets down and over­came a fin­ger in­jury 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.

“I was calm, I hoped all the time that I could win and I did it,” said Del Potro, dis­play­ing a ban­dage on his lit­tle fin­ger on his non-racket left hand.

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