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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 singles victories for Canada, and his overall Davis Cup record is 11-4, including 9-3 in singles.
In Saturday's doubles, Pospisil and veteran Daniel Nestor are scheduled to face Daniele Braciali and Paolo Lorenzi.
The winner of the Canada-Italy tie will move on to face either the U.S. or Serbia in the World Group semifinals in September.
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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...
Canada's 16th-ranked Milos Raonic will take on Italy's Fabio Fognini on the first day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday.
Raonic will play in the second singles rubber after Vasek Pospisil, playing in his hometown, meets Andreas Seppi in the opening match at Vancouver's Thunderbird Sports Centre.
Pospisil will team up with veteran Daniel Nestor in Saturday&...
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) [...]
(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 [...]
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...
(April 4, 2013) The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals and zone group ties taking place on April 5-7. WORLD GROUP QUARTERFINALS CANADA v ITALY Venue: Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, CAN (hard – indoor) Vasek Pospisil (CAN) v Andreas Seppi (ITA) Milos Raonic [...]