Davis Cup Argentina beat Croatia for first title

Juan Martin del Potro staged an incredible comeback from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic

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(R-L) Argentina's coach Daniel Orsanic, Juan martin del Potro, Guido Pella, Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup World Group final between Croatia and Argentina on November 27, 2016 play

(R-L) Argentina's coach Daniel Orsanic, Juan martin del Potro, Guido Pella, Federico Delbonis and Leonardo Mayer celebrate with the trophy after winning the Davis Cup World Group final between Croatia and Argentina on November 27, 2016

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Federico Delbonis swept aside Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Sunday's deciding rubber as Argentina clinched a first Davis Cup title with a stunning fightback in Zagreb.

Juan Martin del Potro, cheered on by Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, staged an incredible comeback from two sets down to beat Marin Cilic in the opening reverse singles to level the tie at 2-2.

Left-hander Delbonis then tamed the big-serving Karlovic as Argentina, runners-up on four previous occasions, became just the 15th country to lift the trophy in 116 years.

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