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Re: The " Ivan and Mario are our Hero's" thread

Croatia wins the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas
Mario Ancic defeated Michal Mertinak 76(1) 63 64 after two hours 50 minutes in the decisive fifth rubber to win Croatia its first ever Davis Cup by BNP Paribas title.

For Croatia, this is an achievement that will reverberate around the young country, and rank alongside or even above its third-place finish at the 1998 soccer World Cup.

Afterwards, as the Croatians celebrated ecstatically on court, there was no doubting what becoming the 12th champion nation of this unique event meant to them – and their countrymen, those of whom lucky enough to be in the stadium went wild and let off flares in the stands.
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