Posted April 04, 2013 on AP on Fox
Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil recorded a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 15-13 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini and Daniele Braccaili in the doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead in their Davis Cup quarterfinal. The result means Canada can progress to the World Group semifinals after Sunday's reverse singles, when Milos Raonic takes on Andreas Seppi and either Pospisil or Jesse Levine will face Fognini. The Canada-Italy winner will play the victor in the U.S.-Serbia series. Serbia leads that 2-1. In the deciding set, Canada had break opportunities in the third, fifth, 13th and 19th games and finally broke in the 27th with the Italians serving at 13-13. Then Pospisil served out the match. Italy team captain Corrado Barazzutti had initially nominated Bracciali and Paolo Lorenzi to play the doubles, but after the teams split Friday's opening-day singles he decided to substitute Fognini for Lorenzi. Canada has never been in the World Group semis since the current Davis Cup format was inaugurated in 1981. However, Canada did reach the semifinals in 1913, losing to the United States.

Canada evens up Davis Cup quarterfinal with Italy

Milos Raonic defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 on Friday night to help Canada even up their Davis Cup quarterfinal with Italy at 1-1. In the opening match, Italy's Andreas Seppi rallied from two sets down to beat Vasek Pospisil 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Since he joined the Davis Cup team in 2010, the big-serving Raonic has been Canada's ace. He has earned six straight...

Davis Cup Results for April 6, 2013

WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS CANADA leads ITALY 2-1 Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoor) Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Vasek Pospisil (CAN) 57 46 64 63 63 Milos Raonic (CAN) d. Fabio Fognini (ITA) 64 76(4) 75 Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil (CAN) d. Daniele Bracciali/Fabio Fognini (ITA) 63 64 36 36 1513 Milos Raonic (CAN) [...]

Davis Cup Results

(April 5, 2013) Here are the Davis Cup  results so far from the World Group Quarterfinals and zone group ties as of 2:30 pm ET. WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS CANADA v ITALY Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoor) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Milos Raonic (CAN) v Fabio Fognini (ITA) Daniel [...]
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