Posted: Sun February 3, 2013 4:42PM; Updated: Sun February 3, 2013 4:42PM

Canada upsets short-handed Spain in Davis Cup

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Milos Raonic won his reverse singles match to anchor Canada's win over Spain.
Milos Raonic won his reverse singles match to anchor Canada's win over Spain.
Ben Nelms/Reuters

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Canada upset a short-handed Spain team Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup for the first time.

Fifteenth-ranked Milos Raonic defeated No. 82 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening reverse singles match to give Canada an insurmountable 3-1 lead.

Five-time champion Spain was missing Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro because of injuries and fatigue.

Canada will next play Italy in April.

Raonic and Frank Dancevic won their opening singles matches Friday to give Canada a 2-0 lead before Spain won the doubles Saturday.

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