With a 2018 World Group spot on the line, all eyes turn to Edmonton for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie between Canada and India from September 15-17. It will be the first Davis Cup tie held in Edmonton since 1996.
In an arena that has hosted seven Stanley Cup finals, Northlands Coliseum has transformed its ice rink into a tennis court for the week. It is the second time this year that Team Canada has hosted a Davis Cup tie over a hockey rink – previously TD Place in February for Canada vs. Great Britain.
Here are some fast facts about how Canada and India stack up ahead of the September 15-17 showdown at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton.
|1913||First year played
|9 (3-9)||Years in World Group||13 (7-13)|
|Semifinalists (2013)||Best Davis Cup Results||Runner-up (1966, 1974, 1987)|
|World Group first round:
Canada fell 3-2 to 2015 champions Great Britain
|Last tie||Asia/Oceania second round: India defeated Uzbekistan 4-1|
|Martin Laurendeau||Team Captain||Mahesh Bhupathi|
Born: April 15, 1999
Ties played: 2 (1-2)
|Young gun to watch||Ramkumar Ramanathan
Born: November 8, 1994
Ties played: 4 (5-3)
Select tickets still remain for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.