Delbonis to open for Argentina against Croatia in Davis Cup

Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina reacts during a training session ahead of Davis Cup finals between Croatia and Argentina, in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Federico Delbonis will start Argentina's quest for its first Davis Cup title by playing Friday's opening singles match against Marin Cilic of Croatia.

Thursday's draw also pits Juan Martin del Potro against Ivo Karlovic. In Saturday's doubles, the Croatian pair of Ivan Dodig and Franko Skugor will face Leonardo Mayer and Gaudio Pella.

Reverse singles in the best-of-five series are scheduled for Sunday.

Argentina has played four Davis Cup finals since 1981. Croatia won the title in 2005.