Croatia lead Spain in Davis Cup tie

Marin Draganja and Nikola Mektic has beaten Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Marco Lopez 6-7 (6) 7-6 (7) 7-6 (5) 2-6, 6-4 to give Croatia a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup first-round tie.

Croatia's win on Saturday comes a day after Franko Skugor won the opening World Group singles against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta before Roberto Bautista Agut evened the score by beating Ante Pavic.

Croatia, last year's runner-up, is without its four top players - Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Borna Coric and Ivan Dodig.

Spain is without Rafael Nadal.

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