Argentina's Juan Martin Del Potro celebrates with team mates after Federico Delbonis defeated Croatia's Ivo Karlovic in their Davis Cup finals tennis singles match in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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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 .Delbonis was beaten by Cilic in five sets in Friday's first singles match but blew away the 37-year-old Karlovic, an opponent ranked 21 places above him, in just over two hours.The Argentine then conjured up a pair of break points at 4-3 with a miscued forehand from Cilic paving the way for Del Potro to complete a stunning fightback – his first ever from two sets down – in 4 hours and 53 minutes.
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