April 7 Canada clinched their place in the Davis Cup semi-finals for the first time when they grabbed an unassailable lead over Italy in Vancouver on Sunday.
Canada led 2-1 overnight and their top-ranked player Milos Raonic secured the victory for his team when he defeated Andreas Seppi 6-4 6-4 3-6 7-5 in the first reverse singles match.
Canada will now play away to Serbia in the semi-finals in mid-September after the Europeans beat the United States earlier on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Raonic has emerged as Canada's trump card, winning both his singles matches against Italy.
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