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HALIFAX - Canada has a 2-0 lead in its Davis Cup tennis playoff against Colombia. [ur
HALIFAX - Canada has a 2-0 lead in its Davis Cup tennis playoff against Colombia. Sam Mills Jersey . Vancouvers Vasek Pospisil beat Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 7-6 (2) 6-3 in the opening singles match at the Halifax Metro Centre on Friday. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., then followed with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 decision over Alejandro Gonzalez. "It certainly wasnt the best tennis that I ever played but I am happy with the way I competed," said the 24-year-old Pospisil. "I played really well on the big points. "The court here in Halifax is very, very fast, which favours my serve, but also makes it difficult to set up points. But I managed to adjust, and thats why I felt really happy after this first win" Raonic dominated his match with a powerful serve and forehand. Raonic finished Gonzalez off in one hour 45 minutes with 30 aces to the Colombians one. "Canada is a very difficult opponent" said Colombian captain Mauricio Hadad. "Both our players had their chances, particularly Santiago, but Pospisil came up with some big serves and huge forehands in the most important moments of the match." Raonic was so focused on doing well and winning second point for Canada today that he wasnt even bothered with the fact that the radar gun that measures the speed on the serve wasnt working properly. "I was serving quite well today despite some problems earlier in the match, and I know that this can be demoralizing for my opponents," said Raonic. "I was really motivated to do well today, although my performance was probably at a B-plus level." Martin Laurendeau, the captain for Canada, praised both his players. "It was a good day at the office. Two wins without losing a set, against solid team is very satisfying." said Laurendeau. "But we still have to win one more point. It can happen on Saturday in doubles, but Colombians are a very good team. We have to play well again" Fast surface at the Halifax Metro Centre favours Canadian players who are used to hard courts and playing indoors. "But doubles is a different story, there is no rallies, and if you are returning well and can finish the point the big serve is not a deciding factor" said Laurendeau. The best-of-five tie continues Saturday with Pospisil and Torontos Daniel Nestor facing Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in doubles. On Sunday, Raonic plays Giraldo while Pospisil takes on Gonzalez. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., is Canadas spare. The winner of the tie moves into the elite World Group next season. Canada is looking to reclaim its World Group spot after a first-round loss to Japan earlier this year. A loss to Colombia would relegate the Canadians to Americas Zone Group I for the first time since 2011. Michael Thomas Jersey . Future Hall of Famer Ricky Ray is in his prime and back for a third season in double blue. The 34-year old was magnificent in 2013, throwing for just under 2,900 yards despite missing eight games, tossing an impressive 21 touchdowns against just two interceptions, completing 66 per cent of his passes in the process. Tyeler Davison Jersey . Ted Ligety, Mikaela Shiffrin, Bode Miller and Tim Jitloff underlined the squads enormous potential on the Rettenbach glacier in Austria. . The traditional pre-Masters event was halted early due to inclement weather. Harrington, who tied for first in 2003 and won in 2004, became the first three-time champion of the event.TIANJIN, China - Varvara Lepchenko and Alison Riske set up an all-American quarterfinal match at the Tianjin Open with straight-set wins on Wednesday.The fourth-seeded Lepchenko defeated 18-year-old Chinese wild-card entry Liu Fangzhou 7-6 (3), 7-5, while the sixth-seeded Riske beat Olga Govortsova of Belarus 6-4, 7-6 (3).Also, Sorana Cirstea of Romania beaat Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-0, and Ajla Tomljanovic of Croatia defeated Tianjin native Duan Ying-ying 6-4, 6-4. New Orleans Saints Jerseys. Jelena Jankovic is the top-seeded player at the tournament, one of three events added to the WTA Tour calendar in China this year. She plays her second-round match against Zheng Saisai on Thursday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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