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Sizing up Canada vs. India ahead of Davis Cup

Sep 11, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

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.

Canada India
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
Denis Shapovalov
Vasek Pospisil
Daniel Nestor
Brayden Schnur
Roster Yuki Bhambri
Ramkumar Ramanathan
Saketh Myneni
Rohan Bopanna
Denis Shapovalov
Born: April 15, 1999
Age: 18
Ties played: 2 (1-2)
Young gun to watch Ramkumar Ramanathan
Born: November 8, 1994
Age: 22
Ties played: 4 (5-3)

Select tickets still remain for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.

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