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Davis Cup: Hewitt reveals Australian squad to take on Slovakia

Australian captain Lleyton Hewitt today announced a six-man squad to face Slovakia in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff at Ken Rosewall Arena from 16-18 September.

A team of four will be selected from the squad named today, world No.16 Nick Kyrgios, [19] Bernard Tomic, [66] John Millman, [195] James Duckworth, world No.16 doubles specialist John Peers and Sam Groth, fresh off a run to the third round in doubles at the US Open.

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Saketh, Bopanna and Paes named in India's Davis Cup squad for Spain clash

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) named Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna along with Saketh Myneni in the team for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Spain.

The match will be held at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium here from September 16-18.

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India - Spain Davis Cup tie to be played in Delhi

The national capital is all set to host five-time champions Spain on the hard courts of the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association in the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, to be played on September 16-18.

All India Tennis Association (AITA) General Secretary Bharat Ozha said keeping in mind the ongoing monsoon and the time constraint involved in preparing an alternative grass court venue, they decided to host the tournament at the DLTA.

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Canada get Chile in Davis Cup World Group play-off

The draw for the 2016 Davis Cup World Group play-offs was held on Tuesday at the International Tennis Federation headquarters in London. The Canadian Davis Cup team will play a home tie versus Chile from September 16-18 to retain its spot in the World Group for 2017. Tennis Canada also announced that the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia has been selected as the host site for the tie which will be played on an indoor hard court.

“We are very happy to be awarded a home tie after two very tough back-to-back road ties in the last year,” said Canadian Davis Cup team captain Martin Laurendeau. “We are also very excited to be heading back to Halifax as the World Group play-off there in 2014 was a huge success for us. The city, the venue and the crowd provided us with the ideal conditions to win and keep our spot in the World Group, and we will need that same support this time around against Chile as they will pose another big challenge for us.”

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Spain beat Romania 4-1 in Davis Cup

Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista on Sunday said Spain is already thinking about their possible opponents in the play-offs for the World Group in the 2016 Davis Cup after their 4-1 win over Romania.

Bautista, who beat Romanian Florin Mergea with 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the Group 1 Europe/Africa, in Cluj-Napoca, told Efe that the team had already discussed their potential future opponents in the changing room after the match. Bautista said he was happy with the way his team had played, adding that it is often difficult to play outside your home country.

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