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Serbia established an unassailable lead over the US in
their Davis Cup quarter in Idaho. Novak Djokovic overcame an ankle injury to
beat Sam Querrey, storming through the last nine games in a row to seal a 3-1
win and setting up a place in the semi-finals.
Troubled by his ankle, Djokovic said: "If I had not
been playing for Serbia with my team beside
me, I am not sure I would have carried on."
Serbia will face Canada in the semi-finals, who made
the World Group last four for the first time when Milos Raonic beat Andreas
Seppit in the first reverse singles in Vancouver, securing a 3-1 lead.
Defending champions the Czech Republic will host
Argentina in the other semi-final after both countries won their ties. Lukas
Rosol beat Evgeny Korolev to clinch a 3-1 win over Kazakhstan.
"I\(***)m very proud of Lukas because it was one
of the toughest matches for him as he does not have too many chances to play matches
like this. He was the leader of this team this week," said Czech captain
Argentina won their nail biting tie with France in
Buenos Aires. Argentina led 2-1 overnight but France levelled the scores when
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Juan Monaco. Carlos Berlocq then upset world number
13 Gilles Simon 6-4 5-7 6-4 6-4 in the decisive fifth rubber.
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