Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Frank Dancevic to Face Belgium's Steve Darcis in Davis Cup Tie

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Frank Dancevic to Face Belgium's Steve Darcis in Davis Cup Tie

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Dancevic to face Darcis in Davis Cup tie

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MIDDELKERKE, Belgium - Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., was matched with Steve Darcis on Thursday in the official draw for the Davis Cup quarter-final tie between Canada and Belgium.

Dancevic and Darcis will meet in the tie's first singles match on Friday, followed by Vancouver's Filip Peliwo facing David Goffin later that day.

Toronto's Daniel Nestor and Adil Shamasdin will play Ruben Bemelmans and Kimmer Coppejans in the doubles rubber on Saturday.

If necessary, Dancevic will take on Goffin on Sunday, followed by Peliwo meeting Darcis.

The tie will be contested on an outdoor clay court in Middelkerke, Belgium.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil, the top-ranked male Canadian players, both had to sit out the event with injuries.

"We know we have a tall task in front of us but this is Davis Cup and I've always said rankings don't matter in Davis Cup," said Canadian captain Martin Laurendeau. …

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