Tennis

2014 World Group, First Round

Canada vs. Japan (on indoor hardcourts at Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo) - Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2014

DATE MATCHUP RESULT
Fri. Jan. 31 Peter Polansky (CAN) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) Japan wins 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. Go Soeda (JPN) Canada wins 6-4, 7-6(2), 6-1
Sat. Feb. 1 Nestor/Dancevic (CAN) vs. Nishikori/Uchiyama (JPN) Japan wins 6-3, 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4
Sun. Feb. 2 Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. Kei Nishikori (JPN) Japan wins 6-2, 1-0 (retired)

Japan wins best-of-five series 3-1

Japan advances to the World Group quarterfinals in April.

Canada enters a playoff to remain in the World Group for 2015

Canada: Vasek Pospisil, Frank Dancevic, Peter Polansky, Daniel Nestor, Martin Laurendeau (captain)
Japan: Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Yuichi Sugita, Yasutaka Uchiyama, Minoru Ueda (captain)




2013 World Group, Semifinals

Canada vs. Serbia (on indoor clay at Kombank Arena, Belgrade) - Sept. 13-15, 2013

DATE MATCHUP RESULT
Fri. Sep. 13 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) Serbia wins 6-2, 6-0, 6-4
  Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) Canada wins 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
Sat. Sep. 14 Nestor/Pospisil (CAN) vs. Bozoljac/Zimonjic (SRB) Canada wins 6-7(6), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-8
Sun. Sep. 15 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) Serbia wins 7-6(1), 6-2, 6-2
  Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) Serbia wins 7-6(3), 6-2, 7-6(6)

Serbia wins best-of-five series 3-2

Serbia advances to the World Group final against the Czech Republic in November.

Canada: Daniel Nestor, Vasek Pospisil, Milos Raonic, Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendeau (captain)
Serbia: Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Nenad Zimonjic, Ilija Bozoljac, Bogdan Obradovic (captain)




2013 World Group, Quarterfinals

Canada vs. Italy (on hardcourts at Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver) - April 5-7, 2013

DATE MATCHUP RESULT
Fri. Apr. 5 Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) Italy wins 5-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3
  Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) Canada wins 6-4, 7-6(4), 7-5
Sat. Apr. 6 D. Nestor/V. Pospisil (CAN) vs. D. Bracciali/P. Lorenzi (ITA) Canada wins 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 15-13
Sun. Apr. 7 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) Canada wins 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
  Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. Fabio Fognini (ITA) --

Canada wins best-of-five series 3-1

Canada advances to the World Group semifinals in September

Canada: Daniel Nestor, Vasek Pospisil, Milos Raonic, Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendeau (captain)
Italy: Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini, Daniele Bracciali, Paolo Lorenzi, Corrado Barazzutti (captain)




2013 World Group, First Round

Canada vs. Spain (on hardcourts at Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver) - Feb. 1-3, 2013

DATE MATCHUP RESULT
Fri. Feb. 1 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Albert Ramos (ESP) Canada wins 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP) Canada wins 6-1, 6-2, 6-2
Sat. Feb. 2 D. Nestor/V. Pospisil (CAN) vs. M. Granollers/M. Lopez (ESP) Spain wins 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2
Sun. Feb. 3 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) Canada wins 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
  Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs. Albert Ramos (ESP) Spain wins 7-5, 6-4

Canada wins best-of-five series 3-2

Canada advances to the World Group quarterfinals in April

Spain enters a playoff to remain in the World Group for 2014

Canada: Daniel Nestor, Vasek Pospisil, Milos Raonic, Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendeau (captain)
Spain: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Marcel Granollers, Marc Lopez, Albert Ramos, Alex Corretja (captain)






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