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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 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.
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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&...
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...
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