ZAGREB – The Croatian tennis team dominating the victory over France won the Davis Cup and the second time in history became the honor of lifting the last Davis Cup Trophy in this system that was given to Željko Krajan’s election. Big reception on the main Zagreb square is happening today!
Marin Čilić and Borna Ćorić, the two best Croatian players, had enough stamina and determination to defeat France 3: 1 in the Davis Cup finals in Lille. On Friday, the first point was won by the 22-year-old Borna Ćorić, slightly defeating Jeremy Chardy, on the same day the first Croatian racket won the second point playing against Jo-Wilfried Tsong. The first day passed without a lost set, and on the second day, the French couple Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut managed to keep the hosts in the game by defeating Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić. In the first match for the decisive point. The Captain of France’s Davis Cup Yannick Noah tried to surprise us and at the last moment put Lucas Pouille to play against Čilić, but our tennis player played once again without a lost set and won a golden point.
“This amazing match to win Davis Cup is something I could only dream of. Borna also played excellent on Friday, and I followed him with a brilliant match. In addition, three singles match without a lost ace…I think that is something that no one has ever done in the final,” said Čilić.
Croatian tennis coach and former professional tennis player, Željko Krajan was prepared for all the challenges throughout the year and took his team to great success. He brought Croatia into history as one of the ten representations that won the Davis Cup more than twice.
“In France, we were very dominant, we did not lose a single set in the three individual matches. We are happy to return this trophy to Croatia. It is my great pride to be on the bench of this team, probably the strongest we have had in Croatia.” said Krajan.
In less than six months, Croatians will greet their sports heroes for the second time. After the Vatreni won the silver at the World Cup and lost in the final playing against France, our tennis players compensated for the loss and are returning home with the 118-year-old title and the last Davis Cup Trophy in this format. Our heroes landed at Zagreb’s stadium around 02:30 PM!
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