Why all the hype?
Croatia should win pretty comfortably at home if Cilic AND Ljubicic play
First of all Ljubicic won't play the tie.
And then, have you seen Cilic the last 6 months!? Have you seen his match against Mayer (he lost in straights) at Zagreb a week ago? He also lost in straights against Kohlschreiber in Metz last year (also indoor hard).
And Karlovic is in really bad shape, so Dodig will probably play the 2nd singles and nobody knows how he performs in DC.
And Croatia has no doubles team either
We're the favs here imo.