Raonic lifts Canada by Italy, into Davis Cup semis
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.
It was Raonic's second win of the weekend, having opened the series with a singles victory over Fognini.
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