ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Argentina won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia.
Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates after winning the Davis Cup World Group final singles match between Croatia and Argentina on November 27, 2016 at the Arena hall in Zagreb. / AFP / - (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Delbonis dropped to the ground in jubilation after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. His teammates fell into each other’s arms to celebrate with thousands of Argentine fans in the packed Arena Zagreb.
This was the first Davis Cup title for Argentina in the fifth final it has played since 1981. Croatia won in 2005.
Going into the reverse singles Sunday, the Croats were leading 2-1 in the best-of-five-series after winning the doubles on Saturday.
Juan Martin Del Potro then 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.