Milos Raonic and Liam Draxl are becoming a member of Gabriel Diallo, Alexis Galarneau, and Vasek Pospisil in Montreal, Quebec for the Davis Cup Qualifier tie in opposition to the Republic of Korea on Feb. 2-3. Raonic will change Denis Shapovalov, whereas Draxl is added because the fifth participant on the roster.
“Representing Canada has and at all times might be a precedence of mine, and I’ve so many nice Davis Cup reminiscences in my profession already,” stated Shapovalov. “Nonetheless, having missed a considerable period of time final season with an harm, I’m now firstly of my comeback and have to give attention to discovering my rhythm once more and ensuring that I can get again to my finest degree as quick as attainable. Better of luck to the group – I do know the fellows have what it takes to get us by way of to the Group Stage!”
“Firstly, we’d prefer to want Denis all the most effective in his comeback. He might be missed and is at all times welcomed to the group for any future ties,” stated group captain Frank Dancevic. “Fortuitously, including Milos and Liam to the group provides us super depth heading into our tie in opposition to the Republic of Korea. I’ve received full confidence on this group and stay up for enjoying in entrance of a house crowd in Montreal.”
Raonic, who holds a formidable file of 19-6 on the Davis Cup, might be representing Workforce Canada introduced by Sobeys for the fifteenth time in his profession. After lacking the 2022 season as a result of harm, the 33-year-old returned final yr and performed in 5 occasions. He had an excellent run on dwelling soil, reaching the round of 16 at the National Bank Open introduced by Rogers, and recorded a dominant win at the Davis Cup Final 8, defeating Finland’s Patrick Kaukovalta in simply over an hour. Raonic most just lately performed on the Australian Open, retiring in his first-round match in opposition to Australian Alex de Minaur.
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Getting set to symbolize Canada on the Davis Cup for the primary time in his profession is 22-year-old Draxl. The Newmarket native has began his 2024 marketing campaign enjoying on the ATP Challenger Tour. Final November, Draxl won the biggest title of his career at the Calgary National Bank Challenger – a Class 75 occasion. He’s carried that momentum into this season, having already reached a quarter-final on the event in Buenos Aires, Argentina final week.
The winner of the Qualifier tie between Canada and the Republic of Korea at IGA Stadium will advance to the Group Stage of the Davis Cup Finals. Canada at present leads their head-to-head 1-0.
If you need to safe your spot and cheer on Workforce Canada within the World Cup of Males’s Tennis, there are nonetheless a couple of seats left. Tickets can be found to buy here.
Friday, February 2, 2024
- Singles Rubber #1 – 3:45 p.m. ET
- Adopted by Singles Rubber #2
Saturday, February 3, 2024
- Doubles Rubber – 2: p.m. ET
- Adopted by Singles Rubber #3
- Adopted by Singles Rubber #4*
*If tie is determined following Doubles Rubber, the final Singles Rubber will not be contested.