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Gojo’s stunning streak continues, Croatia ahead against Serbia in Davis Cup semi-final
The young Croatian has had an amazing two weeks representing his country
Borna Gojo, the world No 279, is proving invaluable for Croatia so far in these Davis Cup Finals. His latest achievement is dismissing Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to put his nation 1-0 up against Serbia in the semi-finals.
The Serbian – ranked 33rd in the world – came from 3-0 down to take the first set, but after that the 23-year-old Croatian dominated.
Before this Davis Cup, Gojo had never beaten a player in the Top 75 – now he has beaten Alexei Popyrin (Australia), Lorenzo Sonego (Italy) and Lajovic.
“Obviously I know all of you guys were always looking at the rankings and thinking, OK, we [Croatia] don’t have much chance,” he said wryly in his press conference afterwards. “To be honest, I always expected myself to win no matter who I play against. It was the case against Australia, Italy and today. For me, I always put pressure on myself because I know I can play. I’m just happy that I was able to show it today.”
The second singles match of the day is expected to be Marin Cilic against Novak Djokovic.