DAVIS CUP SEMI-FINALS
Djokovic, Tipsarevic Send Serbia Into Davis Cup Final
by ATP Staff|
SERBIA 3, CANADA 2
Venue: Belgrade Arena, Belgrade, SRB (clay – indoor)
Serbia advanced to the Davis Cup final after the 2010 champion defeated Canada 3-2.
World No. 1 Djokovic recorded his 25th singles rubber victory for Serbia with a 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-2 win over Canada’s Milos Raonic to level the scoreline at 2-2.
Tipsarevic, contesting his 35th tie, then kept his nerve to beat Vasek Pospisil 7-6(3), 6-2, 7-6(6) in two hours and 56 minutes to clinch the deciding rubber.
Tipsarevic served for the tie at 5-3 in the third set, but was broken to 15. He then led 6-2 in the tie-break, but Pospisil saved four tie points to recover to 6-6.
Tipsarevic is now 33-15 overall in singles rubbers.
Serbia meets defending champion Czech Republic at home in the Davis Cup final on 15-17 November.
CZECH REPUBLIC 3, ARGENTINA 2
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague, CZE (hard – indoor)
Looking ahead to the final, Czech captain Jaroslav Navratil said, “For sure it is tough playing away. In 2009 against Spain we are losing that time very easily 5-0, but my guys are good and experienced enough to play finals outside.”
Argentina won the two dead singles rubbers on Sunday.