Borna Gojo sprung a surprise Monday at the Davis Cup Finals, overcoming World No. 27 Lorenzo Sonego 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-2 to give Croatia a 1-0 lead against Italy in the quarter-finals in Turin.

The World No. 279 played well above his FedEx ATP Ranking against Sonego, striking 20 winners and hitting with great power and depth to triumph after two hours and 19 minutes.

“It feels amazing,” Gojo said. “We knew we had to get one point from the two singles. We are confident with our doubles team. I hope Marin [Cilic] can bring us another win. The support was unbelievable. They are so loud. Some of my best friends and family are here and I want to thank them with all my heart for coming.”

Jannik Sinner will face Marin Cilic in the next match Monday, aiming to level the tie and force a deciding doubles rubber in Italy.

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