ATP Tour

Canada powers past Spain

2013-02-04 08:46
Milos Raonic (AFP)

Vancouver - Milos Raonic fired 22 aces in beating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to give Canada an unbeatable 3-1 lead over a Spain side lacking its top stars in a Davis Cup first-round tie.

The Canadians ensured advancement to a first ever quarter-final against Italy in April.

Raonic and Frank Dancevic won opening singles matches on Friday to put the Canadians on the brink but Spain stayed in the hunt to the final day with a doubles victory on Saturday.

Spanish captain Alex Corretja replaced Marcel Granollers, who played in both of the first two days, with Davis Cup debutante Garcia-Lopez but the move failed to pay off.

Raonic saved a break point in the fifth game of the match with a backhand winner and never faced another break point the rest of the way.

Raonic broke in the sixth game of the first set on a forehand winner and held his way to take the set, then broke Garcia-Lopez to open the second set and twice more in the third set to secure the triumph after 1 hour, 57 minutes.

The Spaniards were without stars Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco and Nicolas Almagro.

Read more on:    davis cup  |  atp tour  |  milos raonic  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Thirty and still single? There’s hope!

Are you thirty and still single, without even a hint of a prospect on the horizon? Then read this!

 
 

Men24.com

SA’s Playboy Playmate of the year in action!
12 lies everyone accepts as fact
Hottie of the day: Charlotte
Breakup text goes viral and it’s hilarious!
Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.