‘It’s not every day that you become a world champion,’ beams Marin Cilic

Mate Pavic, Marin Cilic and Borna Coric celebrate Davis Cup win

Marin Cilic says it is a “dream come true” to win the Davis Cup with Croatia.

Cilic was a key part of Croatia’s Davis Cup final team that breezed past France this weekend, ending a 12-year hunt for the world number seven.

“It’s not every day that you become a world champion,” Cilic said.

“For us, it’s a dream come true, for this nation, we are so passionate, you can see the fans.

And I feel that in Croatia it’s going to be incredible too.

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“Look at the statistics from Borna [Coric] and I, in three matches we did not lose a serve, it says much about our level and how well we played.”

Croatia captain Zeljko Krajan added: “This is the one of the best teams we’ve ever had — it’s like a dream team.

“After seven years on the bench (as captain) it’s an honour for me to be here.

“My singles players not only didn’t lose a set, they didn’t lose serve in three matches which is an unbelievable achievement and shows you the quality that we produced.”

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