It was a very proud moment in Canadian tennis history today.
Our country is off to the World Group of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2004.
In a dominating performance today, Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, British Columbia defeated Israel’s Amir Weintraub 6-2, 7-6, 6-4 to win the deciding match.
Pospisil’s serve was electric. Pospisil had 27 aces, while Weintraub only had one. Pospisil also collected 54 winners, while Weintraub only had 16.
Canada beat Israel three matches to two. Earlier in the day, Milos Raonic, who was still feeling the effects of food poisoning that plagued him earlier in the week, decided not to compete against Israel’s Dudi Sela. In came Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ontario, who lost in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.
Spain will play Argentina in the 2011 Davis Cup Final. Spain, led by Rafael Nadal, defeated France, while Argentina defeated the defending champion, Serbia.
Other nations to advance to the 2012 World Group are the Czech Republic, Russia, Croatia, Italy, Japan, Austria and Switzerland.