Canada and the Davis Cup

Canada and the Davis Cup

For a Canadian Tennis fan, today is a day in which there has been a long wait. 8 years ago in 2004 was the last time Canada appeared in the World Group of the Davis Cup. Now for those of you who aren’t Tennis fanatics here is the Need-To-Know. The Davis Cup is a team competition where each country forms a team of 4-5 guys a piece, and goes head to head in 5 matches. The first day is two singles matches, a doubles match the next day, and two more singles matches the last day with reversed opponents. Now the World Group is basically the best 16 Countries in the world. To qualify it is based on how you did in the year before, and on some playoffs at the end of that year. Until 2011, Canada had a team that was competitive in the Americas Division Qualifying Group. Then Milos hit the scene. He led Canada from being unseeded to winning the Americas group to advance in the World Group Playoff. Against a strong Israeli team and with a injured Milos, Canada relied on Pospisil to get them threw in some key matchups. Now we arrive at today, Canada against a strong French team with World N.6 Tsonga, N.35 Benneteau and a N.5 Doubles Player. Canada isn’t without their stars with N.29 Milos Raonic, and one of the best doubles players in tennis history Daniel Nestor. With a young singles core and a veteran doubles player, Canada will have to upset the 4th Ranked Country in the world with some solid performances. Whether this happens or not, today has been a huge step for Canadian Tennis History and is just the start of what looks to be an exciting time for Canadian Tennis.

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