Croatia recorded a 2-1 triumph in opposition to Serbia, sending their nation into the Davis Cup closing in Madrid.
World no.1 Novak Djokovic did double responsibility on the Davis Cup Finals on Friday, nevertheless it was not sufficient to offer a victory to the 2010 champions.
Borna Gojo gained the opening singles rubber in opposition to Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
World no.1 Novak Djokovic then evened it up by beating Cilic 6-4, 6-2 to maintain Serbian hopes alive.
The 20-time Grand Slam titlist transformed three of his eight break level probabilities and saved all eight break factors he confronted through the one-hour, 39-minute conflict.
It was Novak’s nineteenth straight Davis Cup singles win.
Match statistics: aces (4-6), double faults (1-3), winners (12-9), unforced errors (17-15), complete factors gained (72-54).
Within the deciding doubles, Novak and Filip Krajinovic fell to the world no.1 pair Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic 5-7, 1-6.
Croatia will play Russian Tennis Federation for the trophy.
Serbia and Nice Britain have been awarded wildcards for 2022 Davis Cup Finals.