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Comments from the players on Canada’s new Davis Cup captain

Nov 30, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
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Here’s what some of Canada’s Davis Cup team members had to say about their new captain, Frank Dancevic.

Daniel Nestor

“I would like to thank Marty for a tremendous job and for over 20 years of service with the team. You were by far our greatest and most successful captain, leading us to many special wins and numerous World Group appearances. You will definitely be missed, but not forgotten. I would also like to thank you on a personal level for helping me achieve many of my goals. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

“I am looking forward to starting a new chapter with Frank. His memorable wins and gutsy performances, which have inspired all of us on the team many times, make him an excellent choice as captain.”

Vasek Pospisil

“Marty was very passionate about Davis Cup and always gave his best as our captain. He will always have a special place with the team. We are sad to see him go, but wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

“Everyone is extremely excited to have Frank as our new captain. He fits the role perfectly and has tremendous respect, both as a person and as a player, from all the players and staff on the team. He is an ideal choice to lead the Canadian team for years to come.”

Milos Raonic

“Marty has been a great captain for this team. He led us to the semifinals in 2013 and helped us believe that we could one day win this team competition. There are not many captains who can say they have been in their role for 15 years. He can be proud of that and will be missed”

“We all thought that Frank was a great choice for captain because of his personality and because of his career as a player on the ATP Tour, and especially in Davis Cup. My teammates and I have always been very proud to play for Canada and we will also be proud to play for Frank. I’m looking forward to some great years under his captaincy.”

Denis Shapovalov

“I’d like to thank Marty for selecting me to the Davis Cup team when I was 17 years old. His bold decision allowed me to fulfill my dream to represent Canada and his mentorship as the team captain gave me the confidence to compete against the elite players on the ATP Tour. Thank you for your long and distinguished service to our country as the Davis Cup captain.”

“With his experience, there is no doubt that Frank Dancevic will be a great captain. I know he will embrace the role and continue to show his great passion for the game.”