Davis Cup: Del Potro leads fightback as Argentina defeats Croatia

    Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro celebrates winning his singles match against Croatia's Marin Cilic.

    Story highlights

    • Argentina beats Croatia 3-2 on final day
    • Del Potro, Delbonis win reverse singles rubbers
    • First time Argentina has lifted the Davis Cup

    (CNN)Only two teams in Davis Cup World Group history have come back from a 1-2 deficit to win tennis' most coveted team prize -- on Sunday, Argentina became the third.

    The South Americans claimed their first Davis Cup title in dramatic fashion against Croatia winning both singles rubbers on the final day in Zagreb.
      Argentina looked to be heading for defeat after Juan Martin del Potro and Leonardo Mayer were comprehensively beaten 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 by Croatian pairing Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig in Saturday's doubles rubber.
      Argentina had finished runner-up in four previous finals -- 1981, 2006, 2008 and 2011 -- but after del Potro pulled off a stunning win against Cilic in Sunday's opening singles match the tide started to turn his team's way.
      It was win or bust for del Potro, and when he lost the opening two sets it looked as if Argentine hearts would be broken once again.
      But to the delight of the traveling fans, which included football legend Dieg