Davis Cup semis set
Argentina and Serbia wrapped up Davis Cup quarterfinal victories on the road Sunday to join France and the Czech Republic in the tournament’s last four. David Nalbandian beat Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-3 in the deciding match in Moscow to clinch Argentina’s 3-2 win over Russia, which lost at home for the first time since 1996. Argentina will travel to France, which crushed defending champ Spain 5-0.
In Split, Croatia, secondranked Novak Djokovic defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in front of a fiery Croatian crowd to give Serbia an unassailable 3-1 lead over its neighbor. The Serbs will host the Czech Republic, last year’s runner-up, in September. David Nalbandian clinched Argentina’s quarterfinal win with a straight-sets victory over Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny.