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Rafael Nadal pulls out of opening Davis Cup singles match against India

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal on Friday pulled out of Spain's Davis Cup World Group Play-off opening singles match against India due to a stomach bug.

"Change of nomination for the singles rubbers in New Delhi as Feliciano Lopez replaces Rafa Nadal," Davis Cup's official Twitter account said.

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Davis Cup: Kyrgios and Tomic put Australia 2-0 up against Slovakia

Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic have led Australia to a 2-0 advantage over Slovakia today at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.

Kyrgios defeated world No.127 Andrej Martin 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the opening rubber before Tomic defeated world No.123 Jozef Kovalik 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4.

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Dancevic - Garin to start Canada - Chile Davis Cup tie

The official draw for the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie between Canada and Chile took place Thursday at Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, determining the match-ups for the weekend ahead. Canada and Chile will face off on an indoor hard court at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax from September 16-18, with the winner earning a place in the World Group for 2017.

The Canadian Davis Cup team consisting of Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver), Adil Shamasdin (Toronto), and Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, Ont.) will take on Chile in two singles matches on Friday, a doubles match on Saturday, and two reverse singles matches on Sunday. Leading the squad through the tie is longtime Canadian Davis Cup team captain Martin Laurendeau.

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Rafael Nadal to face Ramkumar Ramanathan in Davis Cup opener

India face an uphill battle when they take on former champions Spain in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi from Friday. Although expected to breeze past the Indian team without breaking much sweat, Spain have brought over their top guns for this tie.

Spain, five-time Davis Cup champions, have been out of the World Group for the last couple of years, having suffered shock defeats to Brazil and Germany.

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Nick Kyrgios to lead Australia against Slovakia in Davis Cup

Australia’s No.1 player Nick Kyrgios will face Slovakia’s Andrej Martin in the opening match of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie tomorrow at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney. Bernard Tomic will then take on Jozef Kovalik in the second singles rubber.

On Saturday Sam Groth and John Peers will meet Martin and Igor Zelenay in the all-important doubles rubber.

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