- Tag results for Davis Cup
Milos Raonic defeated Scott Griekspoor of the Netherlands in three sets, securing for Canada a berth in the Davis Cup final.
Coric defeated Davis Cup debutant Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0/7), 6-1, 6-7 (11/13), 6-1, 6-3 to end a thrilling fightback by the Americans over the weekend.
Since the tie was already decided in favour of the hosts, who had taken an unassailable 3-0 lead, India fielded Sriram Balaji in place of Ramkumar Ramanathan.
Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were deducted and Cilic did not exchange any words with Ramos.
Sam Querrey beat Croatia's top player and world number six Marin Cilic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/6), 6-3, 6-4.
Albert Ramos won a meaningless point for Spain when he beat France's Richard Gasquet in the Davis Cup semifinal.
India may have lost the World Group play-off against Serbia but that hasn’t stopped them from advancing for the 24-team Davis Cup finals qualifying tournament slated for next February.
Earlier in the day, Borna Coric defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to give Croatia a 1-0 lead.
Japan preserved their status in the Davis Cup's top tier by powering to doubles victory in their World Group playoff.
Benoit Paire made a remarkable Davis Cup debut for France, outplaying Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-5 6-1 6-0 in the opening rubber.
India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan began well but lost rhythm, especially when on serve, to lose the opening rubber 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (2), 2-6.
For the tie to stay alive, Rohan Bopanna and N Sriram Balaji must defeat Nikola Milojevic and Danilo Petrovic in the doubles rubber on Saturday.
An unpredictable Ramkumar Ramanathan will open India's Davis Cup campaign against Serbia with a match against Laslo Djere.
Playing away is still an enormous task for the Indian team, which has landed here without its top singles player Yuki Bhambri and Asian Games men's doubles gold medallist Divij Sharan.
Nadal will be replaced by world number 52 Albert Ramos-Vinolas for the September 14-16 clash against the defending champions as Spain attempt to reach their first final since 2012.