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Canada outlasts Italy in Davis Cup doubles match

Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil teamed up for a dramatic doubles victory over Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Daniele Braccaili to put Canada ahead 2-1 at the Davis Cup quarter-final tie

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Canada's Daniel Nestor, left, of Toronto, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., talk strategy while playing Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the first set of a Davis Cup quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor hits a serve to Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during doubles play at the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor, left, of Toronto, Ont., serves while teamed with Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., against Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the third set of a Davis Cup tennis quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Italy's Daniele Bracciali chases down the ball to return while playing with Fabio Fognini against Canada's Daniel Nestor, of Toronto, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., during the third set of a Davis Cup quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Vasek Pospisil (L) and Daniel Nestor (R) hits a return to Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the second round of the Davis Cup doubles tournament in Vancouver April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Vasek Pospisil, left, of Vernon, B.C., returns while teamed with Daniel Nestor, of Toronto, Ont., against Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the third set of a Davis Cup tennis quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Italy's Fabio Fognini leaps to return the ball while playing with Daniele Bracciali against Canada's Daniel Nestor, of Toronto, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., during the first set of a Davis Cup quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Vasek Pospisil returns the ball to Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during doubles match play at the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor hits a return to Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the second round of the Davis Cup doubles tournament in Vancouver April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Vasek Pospisil hits a return to Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during doubles match play at the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor, left, of Toronto, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., celebrate a point while playing Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the first set of a Davis Cup tennis quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates winning a set over Canada's Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil during their men's doubles match in the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point while playing with Daniel Nestor, of Toronto, Ont., against Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the third set of a Davis Cup quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Italy's Fabio Fognini celebrates winning a set over Canada's Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil during their men's doubles match in the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor, of Toronto, Ont., reacts to losing a point while playing with Vasek Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., against Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during the third set of a Davis Cup tennis quarter-final doubles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday April 6, 2013.

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Canada's Daniel Nestor celebrates a point against Italy's Daniele Bracciali and Fabio Fognini during doubles match play at the second round of the Davis Cup tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6, 2013.

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