Davis cup draw set for Canada and Dominican Republic this weekend

Polansky, Raonic and Nestor lead the way for Canada
The official draw for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone, Group I, second round play-off tie between Canada and the Dominican Republic took place Thursday in Toronto. The tie will be contested on the outdoor Grandstand Court at Rexall Centre from September 17-19, 2010.

The Miele Canadian Davis Cup squad consisting of Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ontario), Daniel Nestor (Toronto), Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ontario) and Milos Raonic (Thornhill, Ontario) will battle the Dominican Republic in two singles matches on Friday, one doubles match on Saturday and two reverse singles matches on Sunday. Miele Canadian Davis Cup team captain Martin Laurendeau will be at the helm for this weekend’s tie.

Today’s draw produced the following weekend match-ups:

Event Representing Canada Representing Dominican Republic
1st Singles Rubber, Friday, September 17,  11:00 a.m. Peter Polansky Jhonson Garcia
2nd Singles Rubber, Friday, September 17 Milos Raonic Victor Estrella
Doubles Rubber, Saturday, September 18, 2:00 p.m. Frank Dancevic and
Daniel Nestor
Luis Delgado and
Jose Hernandez
3rd Singles Rubber, Sunday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. Peter Polansky Victor Estrella
4th Singles Rubber, Sunday, September 19 Milos Raonic Jhonson Garcia
“I have three guys to choose from for singles and this team is probably the deepest and has the best singles players that we have had in a while,” said Laurendeau about his line-up choices. “Obviously the younger guys have played well lately so that is a factor in my decision but I know that Frank can jump in at any time and that is a great luxury.”      

A win for Canada against Dominican Republic would secure their spot in the Americas Zone Group I for 2011. The losing nation will be placed in Americas Zone Group II for next season. Only 16 countries entered in Davis Cup competition qualify for the elite World Group.

Action will get underway on Friday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. 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.

Fans can also tune in to the live Web cast of all the matches on lovemeansnothing.ca.
 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas match and Web cast schedule for Canada vs. Dominican Republic
(Local and Eastern time)
Friday, September 17, 2010         11 a.m.                       Singles
Saturday, September 18, 2010      2 p.m.                        Doubles 
Sunday, September 19, 2010       11 a.m.                       Reverse Singles

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