Canada versus Dominican Republic Davis Cup tie to be webcast

Tennis Canada announced Monday that its upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I second round play-off tie between Canada and Dominican Republic will be available live online where tennis is spoken, LoveMeansNothing.ca.

The English broadcast will consist of former Canadian Davis Cup player and current Ontario Tennis Association executive director Jim Boyce, alongside Olympic tennis analyst and co-host of Aces on the FAN590 Michael Cvitkovic. The French broadcast lineup will be named at a later date.

Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ontario), Daniel Nestor (Toronto), Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ontario) and Milos Raonic (Thornhill, Ontario) were named to the squad by captain Martin Laurendeau to compete on the outdoor hard courts at Rexall Centre in Toronto from September 17-19, 2010.

This will be the first tie between these two countries as the Dominican Republic advanced to the Americas Zone Group I for the first time in its 21-year Davis Cup history in 2009. The winning team will keep their spot in the Americas Zone Group I for 2011 while the losing nation will be relegated to Americas Zone Group II for next year.

Practice times have been released for both teams up to, and including Wednesday. The official draw will take place Thursday and will provide fans with the lineup for the weekend competition.

Schedule (All times Eastern and subject to change)

Tuesday, September 14
Dominican Republic Practices 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.
Canada Practices 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, September 15
Dominican Republic Practices 9-11:30 a.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.
Canada Practices 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, September 16
12 p.m. Official Draw at the George Gross Media Centre
Webcast live on www.LoveMeansNothing.ca
The Practice times to be arranged by referee.

Friday, September 17
11 a.m. Two singles rubbers
Webcast live on www.LoveMeansNothing.ca

Saturday, September 18
2 p.m. Doubles rubber
Webcast live on www.LoveMeansNothing.ca

Sunday, September 19
11 a.m. Two reverse singles rubbers
Webcast live on www.LoveMeansNothing.ca

Please Note: All practices and matches will be played on the Grandstand Stadium, located directly south of centre court at Rexall Centre. Rubbers will consist of best three-of-five sets.

Fans interested in tickets for this world-class event can contact 1-877-2TENNIS (283-6647) ext. 4575 for information. Tickets start as low as $10.

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