Paris, Nov 24: Croatia won the first point in the Davis Cup final after Borna Coric defeated Jeremy Chardy of France 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 in two hours and 19 minutes.
Meanwhile, Coric’s compatriot Marin Cilic was expected to claim Croatia’s second point in the next match against French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Tsonga has been injured and unable to play for much of 2018, reports Efe news.
France and Croatia were playing for the 2018 Davis Cup final this weekend in the northern French city of Lille on Friday evening.
The first team to win a majority of the five possible points – that is three points or three matches – will win the cup.