Davis Cup - MIlos Roanic serves Canada into Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time- View: 2161 by Prakash
Tennis - Tennis minnows Canada have reached the semi finals of the Davis Cup World Group for the first time in their history. With a 2-1 lead heading into Sunday's reverse singles, Canadian Milos Roanic defeated Italian Andreas Seppi in a match between the nations top ranked players.
Raonic won 64 64 36 75 to give Canada an unassailable 3-1 lead in the quarter final tie being played at Vancover.. Roanic, who hit 35 aces in the mathc, has now won his last seven singles matches in Davis Cup for Canada.
Speaking to the press after the win, Roanic commented, "I’m fortunate that I’ve been able to step up in recent ties and I want to perform under that kind of pressure. It’s a fun experience these Davis Cup weeks.
Not just the weekends, but the preparation week is a lot of fun and I think that’s why we’re doing a lot better as well.” Canadian captain Martin Laurendeau was ecstatic at his team's result. "It’s hard to believe, but we must believe it now and I think we’ve earned it.
The guys played with a lot of courage. They played to win. And that’s how we’ve been playing at home – very aggressive. And it paid off. All the credit to my guys really.” Canada will now take on Serbia in the semi-finals in September which will be held in Serbia.
Serbia also scored a 3-1 win on Sunday over United States. .