Milos Raonic defeated Italian Andreas Seppi in four sets Sunday. (Getty Images)Milos Raonic was the hero once again. In front of a home crowd in Vancouver, the 22-year-old defeated Italian Andreas Seppi (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5) to give the Canadians their first ever semi final berth at the Davis Cup.
By defeating the world no. 17 Seppi, Raonic capped off Canada’s 3-1 victory over Italy in their Davis Cup quarterfinal tie and set up a semifinal matchup with Serbia, led by world no.1 Novak Djokovic, in September.
“It’s amazing,” Raonic told Sportsnet’s Arash Madani, moments after defeating Seppi. This atmosphere, the people you share this with [and] the fact that we’re able to do this two times in Canada.”
And Raonic did it with more than just his serve. The no. 16 ranked player has often been criticized as being one-dimensional, but he proved over the course of the weekend that he’s much improved in other areas of his game including his net play and he was able to break Seppi twice in each of the first two sets and finished the match off in the fifth set with a breakRead More »from Milos Raonic defeats Andreas Seppi, leads Canada into Davis Cup World Group semis