Argentina's longtime hopes of clinching its first Davis Cup title took a blow after a doubles loss against Croatia on Saturday.
Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig swept past Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4), 6-3, to give Croatia a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the Davis Cup final.
Cilic can secure the decisive point for Croatia against Del Potro in the first reverse singles on Sunday. If Del Potro wins, Croatia's Ivo Karlovic and Argentina's Federico Delbonis will decide the final.
“We will push to the end,” Dodig, the hero of the doubles victory, said. “Nothing will stop us now.”
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