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Marin Cilic issued a code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos for smashing his racket

Last Updated: 16/09/18 9:17pm

Borna Coric beat Frances Tiafoe in five sets in the deciding match

Borna Coric beat Frances Tiafoe in five sets in the deciding match

Borna Coric beat Frances Tiafoe in five sets in the deciding match

Croatia secured their place in the Davis Cup final with a 3-2 victory over the USA in Zadar.

Borna Coric was the man to seal Croatia’s victory as he fought back from two sets to one down to defeat Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0-7), 6-1, 6-7 (11-13), 6-1, 6-3 – a moment the 21-year-old described as the “most special in my life”.

Croatia will now take on defending champions France in November’s final, which will be hosted by the French.

Substitute Sam Querrey – who replaced Steve Johnson – had earlier given the US hope when he brought the overall score back to 2-2 with a surprise victory over Marin Cilic.

Cilic was handed a code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos during his surprise four set defeat to Sam Querrey Cilic was handed a code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos during his surprise four set defeat to Sam Querrey

Cilic was handed a code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos during his surprise four set defeat to Sam Querrey

The world number six was beaten in four sets, and a frustrating match was compounded when he was handed a code violation by umpire Carlos Ramos for smashing his racket.

Ramos is the same umpire that was accused of being “sexist” by Serena Williams after he handed her a game penalty during her US Open final defeat earlier this month.

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