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Davis Cup: Canada - Great Britain locked at 1-1

The Canadian Davis Cup team sits tied with Great Britain 1-1 following the opening day of action at the Davis Cup World Group first-round tie at TD Place in Ottawa. Great Britain’s top player, Daniel Evans, secured the first victory of the day on Friday, defeating Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, Ont.) 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 before Canada’s No. 1 player, Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver), overcame Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-1, 7-6(3).

World No. 45 Evans unhinged Shapovalov in one hour and 50 minutes, breaking the 17-year-old Canadian four times in the three-setter to give Great Britain the early lead. While Shapovalov flaunted his powerful serve, firing 13 aces to Evans’ three, young nerves seemed to have contributed to his 39 unforced errors on the scoresheet.

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Groth and Peers seal Australia's place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals

Australia have advanced to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group quarterfinals after Sam Groth and John Peers defeated Czech Republic’s Jiri Vesely and Jan Satral in the doubles rubber on hardcourt at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, in Melbourne, today (Saturday).

Groth and Peers defeated their Czech counterparts in straight sets 6-3 6-2 6-2 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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Bhambri and Ramkumar hand India lead over New Zealand in Davis Cup

Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan on Friday won both their men's singles matches to give India a crucial 2-0 lead against New Zealand in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania group 1 tie at the Balewadi Sports Complex here.

In the first match, Bhambri, ranked 368, defeated Finn Tearney 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to put India in the lead.

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Australia build commanding lead over Czech Republic in the Davis Cup

Commanding performances from Jordan Thompson and Nick Kyrgios have given Australia a 2-0 lead over Czech Republic in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first round tie at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, in Melbourne.

Debutant Thompson got the host nation off to a flying start by beating world No.54 Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-3 6-4. World No.15 Kyrgios then defeated Czech debutant Jan Satral in the second singles rubber, winning 6-2 6-3 6-2 to put Australia in charge of the tie.

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Davis Cup draw set for Canada vs. Great Britain this weekend

The official draw for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first-round tie between Canada and Great Britain took place Thursday in the Reading Room at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, determining the match-ups for the weekend ahead. Canada and Great Britain will face off on an indoor hard court at TD Place in Ottawa from February 3-5, with the winner moving on to the World Group quarter-finals in April.

The Canadian Davis Cup team consisting of Daniel Nestor (Toronto), Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver), Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ont.), and Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, Ont.) will take on Great Britain 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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