The Sport Information Resource Centre
Use double quotes to find documents that include the exact phrase: "aerodynamic AND testing"
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Tennis Canada – Peter Polansky to replace Milos Raonic in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas action
Canada takes on Great Britain in Ottawa from February 3-5, 2017

Toronto, January 27, 2017 – Tennis Canada announced Friday that Peter Polansky will be joining the Canadian team for its Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group first-round tie against Great Britain, set for February 3-5, 2017 at TD Place in Ottawa. Polansky will be replacing Milos Raonic, who will be unavailable for this tie due to an adductor injury suffered in his Australian Open quarter-final match on Wednesday.   

“I am sad and disappointed that I am unable to compete alongside the Canadian Davis Cup team versus Great Britain,” said Raonic. “I sustained an injury during my previous match in Australia that will keep me off the court for the coming weeks. I wish all the best to my teammates and my full support is behind them in this exciting tie held in Ottawa.”

Polansky will be joining Daniel Nestor, Vasek Pospisil, and Denis Shapovalov on Team Canada. He will be competing in his 11th Davis Cup tie and making his return to the squad for the first time since 2014. Currently ranked world No. 132 (just 10 spots off his career best) he is now Canada’s second-ranked player thanks to a strong 2016 in which he captured the Gatineau Challenger title and three other ITF Pro Circuit trophies. The 28-year-old competed in the Australian Open main draw last week, falling in the first round.

“We wish Milos all the best with his recovery, and know he would be on the court with us if he could,” said Canadian team captain Martin Laurendeau. “Peter has been playing some of the best tennis in his career recently. Our goal remains the same: to do everything we can to get the win and advance to the quarter-finals. We have an important week of preparation ahead of us, and can’t wait to play in front of an amazing crowd in Ottawa next weekend.”

As previously announced, the British team will feature Kyle Edmund, Daniel Evans, Dominic Inglot, and Jamie Murray.

The winner of this tie will advance into the quarter-finals in April while the loser will be forced to compete in September’s World Group play-offs to stay in the top level of the competition for 2018. Canada has advanced past the first round twice in the past five years, making the semifinals in 2013 and quarter-finals in 2015.

A limited number of tickets are still available for all three days of the tie. They are available for purchase online at TDPlace.ca, by phone at 1-877-489-2849, or in person at the box office at TD Place.

About Davis Cup
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in sport, with 134 teams entered in 2017. The competition is 117 years old having been founded in 1900. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Davis Cup. International sponsors are Rolex (Official Timekeeper) and Adecco (Official HR Sponsor), while Head (Official Ball) is an international partner. beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.daviscup.com, www.copadavis.com, www.twitter.com/daviscup, https://www.facebook.com/DavisCupTennis/ and www.Weibo.com/daviscupofficial

About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 10 professional ITF-sanctioned events and financially supports 12 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Calgary. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
Media Contacts (Toronto):
Nicole Watts, Manager, Communications and Media Relations
       416-665-9777 ext. 4092, or nwatts@tenniscanada.com
Caroline Anderson, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations
       416-665-9777 ext. 4545, or canderson@tenniscanada.com

Media Contact (Montréal):
Valerie Tetreault, Regional Manager, Communications and Media Relations
         514-273-1515 ext. 6259, vtetreault@tenniscanada.com