Milos Raonic Wins to Seal Canada's Davis Cup Spot

Updated: 15 September 2014 09:26 IST

Milos Raonic's triumph gave the host Canadians an insurmountable 3-1 lead against Colombia in the World Group qualifying tie with one singles match yet to play.

Milos Raonic Wins to Seal Canada's Davis Cup Spot
Canada's Milos Raonic reacts after defeating Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets during a Davis Cup tennis match. © AP

Halifax:

Seventh-ranked Milos Raonic defeated Santiago Giraldo 6-1, 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 Sunday, giving Canada a Davis Cup victory over Colombia and a berth in the 2015 event.

Raonic's triumph gave the host Canadians an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the World Group qualifying tie with one singles match yet to play. (Also read: Spain Dumped Out of Davis Cup World Group After 18 Years)

Raonic and Vasek Pospisil each won singles matches Friday for the first two Canadian points, but Colombia's Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won in doubles Saturday to sustain the South Americans' hopes of qualifying.

Canada booked a chance to take the trophy for the fourth year in a row while the Colombians have never qualified for the World Group.

Topics : Milos Raonic Tennis
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