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Querry draws US level in Davis Cup semi with win over Croatia's Cilic

IANS  |  Zadar (Croatia) 

player on Sunday rallied from a set down to defeat Croatia's 6-7 (2-7), 7-6 (8-6), 6-3, 6-4 to draw his country level at 2-2 in semifinal tie.

On Friday, had taken a 2-0 lead as defeated and Cilic topped in the first day of the tie on outdoor clay at the Sportski Centar here, reports news.

The US team, however, fought back on Saturday as the duo of and earned a dramatic five-set win over the Croatia's and Mate Pavic.

On Sunday, Cilic seemed on his way to a second win in the tie, as he sealed the first set 7-6 (7-2) and had a 6-1 advantage in the second-set tie breaker, just one point away from a two-set lead, but then lost the next seven points and the set.

The second-set tie breaker proved to be a turning point, as Querry improved on serve, facing zero break points in the next two sets, while Cilic seemed to have lost his cool.

Seemingly frustrated by his performance in the third set, Cilic slammed his racquet against the ground and was handed a warning by umpire Carlos Ramos, who had taken controversial decisions during the recent women's final.

The tie continues as Coric takes on Tiafoe in a fifth and deciding

The winning country is scheduled to take on defending champion in the final, to be held on November 23-25.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 20:52 IST
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