USA fights back for 2-2 with Croatia in Davis Cup semi-final

Sam Querrey beat Croatia's top player and world number six Marin Cilic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/6), 6-3, 6-4.

Sam Querrey defeated world number six Marin Cilic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/6), 6-3, 6-4 in a Davis Cup tie.

The United States continued its Davis Cup fightback on Sunday to draw level with host Croatia heading into the last singles match of its semi-final in Zadar.

Sam Querrey beat Croatia's top player and world number six Marin Cilic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/6), 6-3, 6-4.

The winner, who will face defending champions France, in November's final, will be decided in the day's second rubber in which Borna Coric, world number 18, will play against Davis Cup debutant Frances Tiafoe.

Both Cilic and Coric won their singles matches on Friday. But, in a dramatic doubles rubber on Saturday, the US cut Croatia's lead to 2-1 as Mike Bryan and Ryan Harrison beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic.

Croatia has made the final twice, in 2005, when it was crowned champion, and 2016.

Croatia has seen off 2007 Davis Cup winners the USA in each of its four previous Davis cup meetings. Jim Courier's team is missing two top players -- John Isner, the world number 10 who has stayed home for family reasons, and injured Jack Sock.