American Tiafoe beats del Potro at Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — American wild card Frances Tiafoe saved 14 of 16 break-point chances to edge No. 2-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5 Thursday night in the second round of the Delray Beach Open.
Tiafoe hit 17 aces and won a three-setter for the fourth time this month.
Top-seeded Cilic advances to 2nd round of Japan Open
TOKYO (AP) — Top-seeded Marin Cilic advanced to the second round of the Japan Open on Monday by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-2.
Cilic, who is aiming for his first Japan Open title after reaching the 2016 semifinals and the 2015 quarterfinals, had eight aces and won 24 of his 29 first-service points.
"He (Tsitsipas) is a great player and we had a very high level of tennis," said Cilic, who turned 29 on Thursday. "I'm glad to be in the second (round)."
Davis Cup: Spain edges Croatia 3-2 to reach quarterfinals
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Pablo Carreno Busta beat Nikola Mektic 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-4 as Spain edged depleted Croatia to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday with a 3-2 victory.
Earlier Sunday, Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Croatia's Franko Skugor 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (6) to put Spain level at 2-2 and send the match into the deciding rubber.
Croatia won the doubles on Saturday for a surprise 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.
Davis Cup: Croatia and Spain 1-1
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Croatia and Spain are 1-1 after the opening singles in their Davis Cup first-round tie.
Croatia's Franko Skugor beat Pablo Carreno Busta 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (2), then Roberto Bautista Agut evened the score by beating Ante Pavic 6-4, 6-2, 6-3.
Croatia, last year's runner-up, is without its three top players, Marin Cilic, Borna Coric, and Ivan Dodig.
Delbonis to open for Argentina against Croatia in Davis Cup
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Leaving behind two injury-hit years, Juan Martin del Potro is looking to cap his successful comeback by leading Argentina to its first Davis Cup title.
The 2009 U.S. Open champion said host Croatia is the favorite in the best-of-five series, but believes Argentina is in a strong position after losing in four Davis Cup finals since 1981.