Great Britain drawn away to Canada in 2017 Davis Cup opener

GB drawn away to Canada in 2017 Davis Cup opener

22/09/2016 at 15:57

Great Britain’s quest to recapture the Davis Cup title in 2017 will start with a trip to Canada in February.

GB’s title defence was ended in a 3-2 semi-final defeat to Argentina in Glasgow last weekend.

But despite that elimination, captain Leon Smith will be buoyed by the wealth of talent at his disposal with world number two Andy Murray complemented by Kyle Edmund (no. 54) and Dan Evans (no. 56).

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Murray could face Canada’s world number six Milos Ranoic, who the Scot beat in this year’s Wimbledon final. Vasek Pospisil, a former quarter-finalist at SW19, is a contender for the other singles berth.

The tie is scheduled for February 3-5.

Davis Cup World Group round one ties

Argentina v Italy

Germany v Belgium

Australia v Czech Republic

United States v Switzerland

Japan v France

Canada v Great Britain

Serbia v Russia

Croatia v Spain