Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in sport with 130 nations entered in 2013. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are HP (Official Technology Sponsor), Rolex (Official Timekeeper) Hugo Boss (Official Men's Fashion Clothing Sponsor), Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) and NH Hoteles (Official Hotel). Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner. The 100th Davis Cup Final took place on 16-18 November at the start of the ITF centenary celebrations in 2013.
Following a first-round victory over Spain in February, the Miele Canadian Davis Cup team defeated Italy 3-1 in their 2013 World Group quarter-final tie April 5-7 at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to advance into the semifinals for the first time in its history. Canada is next scheduled to play Serbia at the Kombank Arena in Belgrade from September 13-15. For more information about Canada’s Davis Cup results, visit www.tenniscanada.com/daviscup and www.daviscup.com.
Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport and will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The event was established in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the ITF. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup, while Wilson Sporting Goods (Official Ball) is an international partner.
The Miele Canadian Fed Cup team defeated Ukraine in the fifth and final rubber of its World Group II play-off tie in Kiev from April 20-21 to clinch a 3-2 victory and a berth in the 2014 World Group II. Canada will learn who it will take on in next year’s first round on July 10, when the ITF conducts the 2014 draw. For more information about Canada’s Fed Cup results, please visit www.fedcup.com.