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Querrey fightback keeps U.S. Davis Cup hopes alive

September 16, 2018 ZADAR, Croatia (Reuters) – Understudy Sam Querrey came from the verge of two sets down to pull off a remarkable four-set victory over Croatia’s talisman Marin Cilic and draw the United States level at 2-2 in their Davis Cup World Group semi-final in Zadar on Sunday. Querrey, drafted in by U.S. captain Jim Courier as a replacement for his number one Steve Johnson, was one set down and saved five straight set points in the second before rallying to earn a shock 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-3 6-4 win. “It’s one of the best matches of my career, that’s for sure,” Querrey told reporters. “Considering my year, it’s been tough lately so this is a huge boost.” It left the tie resting on the outcome of Borna Coric’s match with U.S. debutant Frances Tiafoe in the fifth rubber, with the winner guaranteed to take his country into November’s final against France, who beat Spain in the other semi. The U.S. had been 2-0 down after Friday’s opening singles, but clung on to the hope of reaching their first final in 11 years when 40-year-old Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison had to fight courageously to win a five-set doubles on…

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