Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil defeated Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in their doubles rubber match today, 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-4. Canada leads Israel 2-1 in their Davis Cup World Group Playoff tiebreak heading into the final singles matches tomorrow.
The twin takes a lot of pressure off of Milos Raonic tomorrow, who plays Dudi Sela in the first singles rubber match on Sunday. Not playing Raonic in the doubles has given Raonic some extra time to recover from food poisoning, so hopefully he should be fresh for the match tomorrow. The good news is that Milos says the hip was not a problem during the loss to Weintraub on Friday.
Raonic's match with Sela isn't a must-win for Canada after taking a 2-1 lead in the tiebreak today. If Milos can't get it done against Sela, Pospisil will have a chance to come through (again) for Team Canada against Amir Weintraub in the final singles match. Vasek is riding high right now, coming off a solid summer hardcourt season and coming out on top in his first ever 5-set match yesterday. It fell on Pospisil to serve out the doubles match today who managed to close it out after facing a couple of break points an a very tight game.
The remaining singles matches begin at 7:30AM ET across all Sportnset regional stations. I imagine this national coverage has something to do with Raonic having the chance to earn Canada a spot in the Davis Cup World Group. Milos could use a win and a boost in confidence before getting back into regular ATP tournament play.
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