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Sep 15, 2013

Djokovic hauls Serbia level against Canada

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia drew level with Canada 2-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final after world number one Novak Djokovic beat 11th-ranked Milos Raonic 7-6(1) 6-2 6-2 in Sunday’s opening singles.

Home favorite Janko Tipsarevic takes on Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the tie’s final rubber for a berth in the November 15-17 final, where the winners will meet holders Czech Republic.

Sep 15, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic hauls Serbia level against Canada

BELGRADE, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Serbia drew level with Canada 2-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final after world number one Novak Djokovic beat 11th-ranked Milos Raonic 7-6(1) 6-2 6-2 in Sunday’s opening singles.

Home favourite Janko Tipsarevic takes on Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the tie’s final rubber for a berth in the Nov. 15-17 final, where the winners will meet holders Czech Republic.

Sep 15, 2013

Canada win epic doubles to take lead over Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7(6) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final.

Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the four-hour, 20-minute contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Tennis-Canada win epic doubles to take lead over Serbia

BELGRADE, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7(6) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final.

Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the four-hour, 20-minute contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Canada win marathon doubles to edge ahead against Serbia

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7(6) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final.

Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the strength-sapping contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Tennis-Canada win marathon doubles to edge ahead against Serbia

BELGRADE, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7(6) 6-4 3-6 7-6 (5) 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final.

Games went with serve in the final set until the tiring Zimonjic sliced a backhand into the net on his serve and Pospisil held in the final game of the strength-sapping contest.

Sep 14, 2013

Davis Cup: Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia and Canada were level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday after Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic to redress the balance following Novak Djokovic’s straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil.

Thriving in a partisan atmosphere similar to the one that carried Serbia to a 3-2 victory over France in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 13, 2013

Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia and Canada were level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday after Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic to redress the balance following Novak Djokovic’s straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil.

Thriving in a partisan atmosphere similar to the one that carried Serbia to a 3-2 victory over France in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 13, 2013

Tennis-Djokovic puts Serbia ahead before Canada hit back

BELGRADE, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Serbia and Canada were level at 1-1 in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday after Milos Raonic beat Janko Tipsarevic to redress the balance following Novak Djokovic’s straight-sets win over Vasek Pospisil.

Thriving in a partisan atmosphere similar to the one that carried Serbia to a 3-2 victory over France in the 2010 final, Djokovic crushed Pospisil 6-2 6-0 6-4 before the towering Raonic hit 34 aces to outgun Tipsarevic 5-7 6-3 3-6 6-3 10-8.

Sep 12, 2013

Djokovic fired up to recapture Davis Cup glory

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Winning the 2010 Davis Cup for Serbia proved the launch pad for Novak Djokovic to reach the top of the men’s game and the 26-year-old hopes another epic run will have a similar effect.

Looking upbeat and raring to go just a few days after a crushing U.S. Open defeat by Rafael Nadal, Djokovic was named to play singles on the opening day of the semi-final against Canada in the cavernous Belgrade Arena.

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