Britain wins without Murray, Croatia beats US in Davis Cup


AP
10:15 p.m. EDT July 17, 2016

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray joined in the celebrations — if not the matches — as defending Davis Cup champion Britain beat Serbia 3-2 Sunday to set up a semifinal against Argentina, which handed Italy its first home loss in the tournament in seven years.

Croatia rallied for a comeback 3-2 victory over the United States, with Borna Coric beating Jack Sock 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the decisive match in Portland, Oregon to set up a semifinal against France.

Marin Cilic set up the deciding fifth match by beating John Isner 7-6 (9), 6-3, 6-4 in the first reverse singles match on Sunday after combining with Ivan Dodig on Saturday for a win over twins Bob and Mike Bryan in doubles to keep Croatia alive in the contest after the Americans swept the opening singles matches.

Croatia Croatia reached the semifinals for the first time since 2009. It won its only Davis Cup title in 2005.

The U.S. lost for the fourth time in 161 tries when leading 2-0 lead in a Davis Cup tie.

On a wet and windy day at the outdoor Tasmajdan clay-court stadium in Belgrade, Kyle Edmund’s 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (5) win against Dusan Lajovic in the…

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