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Australia to open Davis Cup campaign against Czech Republic in Melbourne

Australia will start their 2017 Davis Cup campaign in Melbourne, Victoria. The Davis Cup World Group first round tie between Australia and Czech Republic will be played on hardcourt at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club from 3 to 5 February 2017. The two nations will return to the spiritual home of Australian tennis for the first time in 44 years.

Australia has met the three-time Davis Cup champions on eight occasions and holds a 7-1 record over the Czech team. They most recently met in March 2015 in Ostrava when Australia won 3-2.

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Argentina complete magnificent turnaround to win Davis Cup

Juan Martin del Potro staged a magnificent comeback after losing the first two sets to beat Marin Cilic before Federico Delbonis defeated Ivo Karlovic to enable Argentina claim their maiden Davis Cup tennis title. Del Potro won 6-7 (4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3 in 4 hours 53 minutes to level the title fixture 2-2 here on Sunday.

Then it was Delbonis handily beating Karlovic 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the fifth and final match of the tie to hand the long-coveted trophy to Argentina, who have been beaten four times in the final earlier.

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Davis Cup: Cilic, Dodig power Argentina to 2-1 lead

Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig gave hosts Croatia a vital 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup tennis final with a 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 doubles victory over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer. The two teams put their best players - Cilic and Del Potro - into action after the tie was level at 1-1 following Friday's opening singles matches at the Zagreb Arena.

Although the Croatians won in straight sets on Saturday, the match was decided by just a handful of big points. The Argentines failed to convert a break point early as the first set came down to a tiebreaker, which Croatia won due in large part to critical errors by Mayer.

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Davis Cup Final: Del Potro evens things up for Argentina after Cilic win

The new Davis Cup winner will not be revealed until Sunday afternoon after Croatia and Argentina split the first two matches at the Arena Zagreb .

Croatian Marin Cilic beat Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-2 while Argentinean Juan Martin del Potro needed four sets (6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5) to beat Ivo Karlovic on Friday.

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Del Potro to lead Argentina in Davis Cup Final

Argentinean men's tennis team captain Daniel Orsanic has announced that he has chosen the same line-up that beat the UK to face Croatia in the Davis Cup final on November 25-27 in Zagreb.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Orsenic revealed the team's main player would be Juan Martin Del Potro, currently ranked 38th in the ATP rankings.

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