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Croatia knock Italy out of Davis Cup quarter-finals

Croatia knock Italy out of Davis Cup quarter-finals
World number ones Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic clinched the decisive doubles rubber.

Croácia silenced a boisterous Turin crowd as they edged past Itália 2-1 to become the first team through to this year’s Davis Cup semi-finals.

Mundo number ones Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic clinched the decisive doubles rubber over Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 19 minutos.

Jannik Sinner had hit back from the brink to beat Maric Cilic and force the decider after the veteran Croatian had served for the match – and the tie – in the second set.

Borna Gojo scored a huge upset win in Turin (Antonio Calanni/AP)

The 20-year-old Sinner forced his way into a second set tie-break which he won before ultimately claiming a 3-6 7-6 (4) 6-3 vencer.

The Croatians had got off to a flying start as world number 279 Borna Gojo earned a 7-6 (2) 2-6 6-2 win over Lorenzo Sonego, classificado 252 places above him in the world rankings.

Croácia, winners of the tournament in 2005 e 2018, will play either Serbia or Kazakhstan for the right to contest Sunday’s final in Madrid.