Croatia clinches Davis Cup win over Ecuador
Croatia has clinched a spot in the Davis Cup quarterfinals after
Marin Cilic and Ivo Karlovic earned a straight-set win in doubles
to give the hosts an insurmountable 3-0 lead over Ecuador.
The Croatian duo defeated brothers Nicolas and Giovanni Lapentti
7-6 (3), 6-3, 7-5 after sweeping the opening singles on Friday.
Croatia, the 2005 Davis Cup champion, will face either Serbia or
the United States in the next round. The U.S. won the doubles match
Saturday to cut the Serbia lead to 2-1.
Cilic and Karlovic replaced original doubles pair Ivan Dodig and
Antonio Veic for the doubles.