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Canada falls 3-1 to Croatia in the first round of Davis Cup

Canada had to have a perfect day on Sunday in Osijek if they were going to beat Croatia and advance to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarter-finals, but Borna Coric sealed the tie for the home country thanks to a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Denis Shapovalov in the fourth match.

Shapovalov sees his three match win streak in Davis Cup ended by the no. 47 ranked Croat. Coric, who opened the tie with victory over Vasek Pospisil, was the star of the weekend for Croatia. He played a virtually flawless match from start to finish, committing very few unforced errors and earning one break of serve in each set.

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Germany lead Australia 2-1 in Davis Cup

Germany has taken a 2-1 lead over Australia on day two of the Davis Cup World Group First Round in Brisbane.

The German pair of Tim Puetz and Jan-Lennard Struff prevailed over Australia’s world No.4 doubles player John Peers and Matt Ebden in five sets and more than three hours on court, 6-4 6-7(1) 6-2 6-7(4) 6-4.

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Frank Dancevic named captain of the Canadian Davis Cup team

Tennis Canada announced on Thursday that Frank Dancevic has been named captain of the Canadian Davis Cup team, replacing Martin Laurendeau who has stepped down in order to dedicate his time to coaching Denis Shapovalov.

Dancevic made his Davis Cup debut as a player in 2002. Since then, he has posted a record of 18 wins and 22 loses in 26 appearances with the team. A native of Niagara Falls, Ontario and current resident of La Prairie, Quebec, Dancevic played one of the best matches of his career in the 2013 World Group first round, defeating Spain’s Marcel Granollers, then ranked world No. 34, by a score of 6-1, 6-2, 6-2. It was that year that Canada reached the semifinals, the best result in the nation’s Davis Cup history.

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Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal

Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings.

Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live fifth rubber. The Davis Cup veteran was too strong for the Sydneysider defeating the 22-year-old 6-4 7-5 6-2 to take the win and the tie.

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Draws announced for 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

The ITF has announced the draws for the 2017 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, to be held in Budapest, Hungary on 19-24 September. Sixteen boys and 16 girls teams will take part in the competition.

Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, now in its 33rd year, is the ITF’s official team competition for players aged 16-and-under. A total of 180 teams from 102 nations participated took part in regional qualifying in 2017, with 15 boys and 15 girls teams joining hosts Hungary in the Finals.

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