A true captain in every sense of the word, Martin Laurendeau has been at the helm of the Canadian Davis Cup team since 2004. Under his leadership, Canada has been present in the World Group for an impressive seven consecutive years, a national record.
In 2013, Laurendeau notably captained the team to its best result in the Open Era, reaching the World Group semifinals. The Canadian team had to move past top ranked opponents in Spain and Italy on their way to reaching the semifinals. Although they eventually fell to Serbia by a score of 2-3, it was one of the nation’s most memorable Davis Cup moments.
“I feel very proud to have been trusted with the responsibility of being the team captain, a role that I dutily embraced with great passion. It has been of the highest honor to represent my country in all of the different roles that I’ve had over the last 34 years. Davis Cup has brought me some of the most profound and enriching tennis experiences of my career.”
In addition to his 15 years of service as the team captain, Laurendeau also occupied the role of team coach for 10 years and defended the Canadian flag as a player from 1986 to 1993.
Although he is stepping away from his functions with the team, Laurendeau assures that he will continue to follow Davis Cup very closely in the coming years.
Canada’s next Davis Cup encounter will be a first round tie against Croatia. The competition will take place in Osijek (Croatia) from February 2-4, 2018.