Buenos Aires: Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, ranked 10th in the world, beat 52nd-ranked Croatian Ivo Karlovic to tie their Davis Cup quarterfinal series 1-1.
Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, won the match Friday 6-2, 7-6 and 6-1 in two hours and 19 minutes at the Parque Roca clay court in southern Buenos Aires.
Earlier, Croatian Marin Cilic, who ranked 23rd, defeated Argentine 50th-ranked David Nalbandian 5-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 and 6-3.
The doubles will be played by Argentine Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank against Cilic and Lovro Zovko Saturday.
He (Major Dhyan Chand) is inspiration personified. He became synonymous with hockey. He became the parameter of hockey by which other player's calibre is measured.
Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal