By overcoming Pablo Carreno Busta 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(5) on Wednesday at the Davis Cup Finals, Marin Cilic ensured Croatia's place in the semi-finals and gave the former champion an unbeatable 2-0 lead over Spain.
The 34-year-old displayed great serving in an exciting match in Malaga. After three hours and sixteen minutes, he had racked up 20 aces and had won 83 percent (50/60) of his first-serve points to claim the match.
Borna Coric defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 7-6(4) in the opening match of the tie to give Croatia the advantage. After one hour and 58 minutes, the World No. 26 won with 27 wins and one break point saved. In 2018, Croatia last won the Davis Cup Finals championship. On Friday, the country will compete against Australia in the semifinals.