facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Canada takes lead over Spain in Davis Cup

Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:42 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Singles victories by Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic Friday gave Canada a 2-0 lead over Spain in their first-round Davis Cup meeting.

Raonic overcame the loss of a first-set tiebreak to defeat Albert Ramos 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4, and Dancevic coasted past Marcel Granollers 6-1, 6-2, 6-2.

Canada will try to wrap up the best-of-five match series Saturday when its doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil take on Granollers and Marc Lopez.

The winner of this matchup will meet either Italy or Croatia in the quarterfinals, which will be played in April. The Italy-Croatia matchup was tied at 1-1 after Friday's action.

Raonic served 26 aces, twice as many as Ramos, and produced 78 winners to 36 errors. Dancevic needed just 108 minutes to dispose of Granollers.

These countries have met once before in Davis Cup play with Spain having won that confrontation.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
2
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
3
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
4
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
5
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback