Croatia lose to Russia in Davis Cup

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Croatia haven't got their Davis Cup defence off to an ideal start.

They lost to rivals Russia on the opening day of the tournament in Madrid.

The 3-0 defeat saw Borna Gojo beaten by Andrey Rublev and Borna Coric losing to Karen Khachanov.

Meanwhile, Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov join efforts to beat Italy 2-1.

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