- Title: Argentina and Croatia prepare for their Davis Cup final clash
- Date: 23rd November 2016
- Summary: ZAGREB, CROATIA (NOVEMBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS) WIDE OF ARENA ZAGREB, HOST VENUE OF DAVIS CUP FINAL PICTURE OF CAPTAIN OF ARGENTINE DAVIS CUP TEAM, DANIEL ORSANIC, ON BANNER PICTURE OF CROATIAN TENNIS PLAYER, IVO KARLOVIC, ON BANNER PICTURE OF ARGENTINE TENNIS PLAYER, JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO, ON BANNER CROATIAN TENNIS PLAYER, MARIN CILIC, PRACTISING CROATIAN TENNIS PLAYER, IVAN DODIG, PRACTISING WITH CILIC WIDE OF TENNIS COURT WITH CILIC AND DODIG TRAINING DODIG SITTING NEXT TO COURT AND TALKING TO COACH CILIC RESTING CILIC TALKING TO COACH CILIC PRACTICING COACH WATCHING ARGENTINE PLAYERS PRACTICE ARGENTINE PLAYER, FEDERICO DELBONIS, PRACTISING ARGENTINE PLAYER, GUIDO PELLA, RESTING WIDE OF COURT WITH PELLA AND DELBONIS RESTING BY COURT PELLA TALKING TO COACH DELBONIS PRACTISING PELLA PRACTISING DELBONIS ON COURT TALKING TO COACH
- Embargoed: 8th December 2016 17:12
- Keywords: Croatia Argentina Davis Cup Marin Cilic Juan Martin Del Potro final
- Location: ZAGREB, CROATIA
- City: ZAGREB, CROATIA
- Country: Croatia
- Topics: Sport,Tennis
- Reuters ID: LVA00159O116N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Argentina and Croatia made final preparations on Wednesday (November 23) for the weekend's Davis Cup final clash in Croatia's capital Zagreb.
For Croatia, this will be their second Davis Cup final, after a team led by Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic managed to beat Slovakia in 2005.
This time around the Croatian team will rely on Marin Cilic, world no. 6 and winner of the 2014 U.S. Open, and the only top 10 player involved in the tie.
Argentina, led by world no. 38 Juan Martin del Potro, will try to win their first Davis Cup trophy, having lost four finals before, in 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Although the Croatian team, which also includes the veteran Ivo Karlovic and the young and talented Borna Coric, are seen as favourites, the Argentinians will be hoping to finally make up for their past lost finals, confident they could go all the way after they knocked out defending champions Britain in the semi-finals.
The draw will be held on Thursday (November 24) and the matches will be played from Friday to Sunday (November 25-27), with the sold out Zagreb Arena expected to host some 15,000 fans over the weekend.
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