Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić (Photo: Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL) Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić (Photo: Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL)

In a tense doubles match Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavić were unable to defeat Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The defending champions won 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, keeping the home team’s hopes alive. This means that the winner of the trophy will be decided in Sunday’s singles matches.

Marin Čilić is set to face Jeremy Chardy first and Borna Ćorić will play Jo-Wilfried Tsonga if needed. That is the tentative line-up, as team captains can change their lineups.