Italy takes 2-1 lead over Canada in Davis Cup QF

Daniele Bracciali and Paolo Lorenzi were doubles winners in the best-of-five 2013 Davis Cup quarterfinal between Italy and Canada in Vancouver.

Bracciali and Lorenzi dropped the first two sets before rallying for a 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 15-13 win over the tandem of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil.

Nestor and Pospisil served up 28 aces, but the Italian duo converted 5-of-9 break points.

The Italians are captained by Corrado Barazzutti, while team Canada is led by Martin Laurendeau. This is the first-ever Davis Cup meeting between the two nations.

The Canada-Italy winner will meet the Serbia-USA victor in the semifinals in September.