Raonic sends Canada into first Davis Cup semifinal

by: AP | April 07, 2013

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

AP Photo

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Milos Raonic has taken Canada where it's never gone before, the Davis Cup semifinals.

Raonic defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Sunday to give Canada an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Italy in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.

The Canadians advanced to a September semifinal against Serbia, which defeated the United States on Sunday.

Canada has never been in the world group semis since the current Davis Cup format began in 1981. Canada did reach a semifinal in 1913, losing to the U.S.

Canada took a 2-1 lead when Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil teamed up for a five-set decision over Fabio Fognini and Daniele Braccaili on Saturday.

It was Raonic's second win of the weekend, having opened the series with a singles victory over Fognini.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

Grigor Dimitrov defeats David Goffin to win ATP Finals title

The Bulgarian prevailed in three sets for his biggest career title.

Andy Murray announces split with coach Ivan Lendl

"We've had great success and learned a lot as a team," Murray said in a statement.

ATP Finals championship preview: Dimitrov vs. Goffin

Two unlikely finalists are the last players standing at the season-ending tournament.