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Peter Polansky to replace Milos Raonic in Davis Cup

Tennis Canada announced Friday that Peter Polansky will be joining the Canadian team for its Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first-round tie against Great Britain, set for February 3-5, 2017 at TD Place in Ottawa. Polansky will be replacing Milos Raonic, who will be unavailable for this tie due to an adductor injury suffered in his Australian Open quarter-final match on Wednesday.

“I am sad and disappointed that I am unable to compete alongside the Canadian Davis Cup team versus Great Britain,” said Raonic. “I sustained an injury during my previous match in Australia that will keep me off the court for the coming weeks. I wish all the best to my teammates and my full support is behind them in this exciting tie held in Ottawa.”

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Italian Davis Cup squad announced for Argentina tie

The Italian Tennis Federation named Fabio Fognini, Andreas Seppi, Simone Bolelli and Paolo Lorenzi as the four members of the team to play defending champions Argentina in the first round of the 2017 Davis Cup next month, .

Bolelli, 31 and world no. 459, is the main addition for the team after being out in the last part of the 2016 season because of an injury to his left knee.

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Raonic, Pospisil, Nestor, and Shapovalov to play for Canada in Davis Cup against Great Britain

Tennis Canada announced Tuesday that Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil, Daniel Nestor, and Denis Shapovalov have been selected by team captain Martin Laurendeau to play against Great Britain in their upcoming Davis Cup World Group first-round tie, set for February 3-5 at TD Place in Ottawa.

“This is an important tie for us, and we are bringing an experienced squad to Ottawa,” said Laurendeau. “Great Britain is a deep and talented team and will no doubt be a challenge, but we definitely feel we belong at this top level of Davis Cup and can advance further. We are preparing for a tough weekend of tennis and will do everything we can to post a victory. We are also very much looking forward to playing in the nation’s capital and really feeling the home court advantage in front of a full and loud crowd.”

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Del Potro ruled out of Davis Cup clash with Italy

Defending champions Argentina will miss the services of former World No.4 tennis star Juan Martin Del Potro for their next month's Davis Cup tie against Italy, Argentine captain Daniel Orsanic has revealed.

Orsanic said Diego Schwartzman, Horacio Zeballos, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer will play for Argentina in the February 3 to 5 tie at the capital's Sarmiento Park.

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Leander Paes hopes to retain Davis Cup spot after Mahesh Bhupathi takes over

Leander Paes, India's never-give-up tennis star, said he hopes to work well under the captaincy of his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi since "we are good friends".

"I don't forsee any problem. I will remain calm and collected," he told IANS a few hours after he lost in the first round of the doubles event at the Australian Open in three sets.

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