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World Group 1st Round

10 Feb - 12 Feb 2012, Thunderbird Sports Centre, Vancouver, Canada, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Milos RAONIC
    • Date of birth:  27 Dec 1990
    • Singles ranking:  9
    • Doubles ranking:  555
    • Vasek POSPISIL
    • Date of birth:  23 Jun 1990
    • Singles ranking:  44
    • Doubles ranking:  16
    • Frank DANCEVIC
    • Date of birth:  26 Sep 1984
    • Singles ranking:  143
    • Doubles ranking:  515
    • Daniel NESTOR
    • Date of birth:  04 Sep 1972
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  3
  • Team captain Martin LAURENDEAU
    • Jo-Wilfried TSONGA
    • Date of birth:  17 Apr 1985
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  158
    • Gael MONFILS
    • Date of birth:  01 Sep 1986
    • Singles ranking:  20
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Julien BENNETEAU
    • Date of birth:  20 Dec 1981
    • Singles ranking:  26
    • Doubles ranking:  8
    • Michael LLODRA
    • Date of birth:  18 May 1980
    • Singles ranking:  208
    • Doubles ranking:  26
  • Team captain Guy FORGET

News from the tie

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  • Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • Frank Dancevic (CAN)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • French team
  • Frank Dancevic (CAN)
  • French fans
  • Canadian fans
  • Milos Raonic and Daniel Nestor (CAN)
  • Daniel Nestor and Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • Doubles tie
  • Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra (FRA)
  • Michael Llodra and Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • Captain Guy Forget and Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Milos Raonic (CAN)
  • Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Captain Guy Forget and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Captain Guy Forget and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
  • Canadian fans
  • Canadian fans
  • Captain G. Forget,  M. Llodra,  J. Benneteau, G. Monfils and J. Tsonga (FRA)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils (FRA)
  • Martin Laurendeau (CAN)
  • French team
  • French team
  • French and Canadian teams
  • Guy Forget and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
  • Guy Forget (FRA)
  • Guy Forget and Julien Benneteau (FRA)
  • Draw in Vancouver
  • Canadian team
  • Tie Summary

    Canada and France have met just once before in Davis Cup play, way back in 1966 on the clay of Roland Garros when the hosts recorded a routine 5-0 victory. With six players ranked inside the Top 50, France are the favourites to record a similar scoreline at this tie in Vancouver, although Canada will be hoping to make home advantage count and capitalise on some patriotic support.

    Canada are making their first appearance in the World Group since 2004, following their sensational promotion winning campaign last year. They recorded successive 3-2 away wins against Ecuador and Israel with both ties going down to a deciding fifth rubber. The last time Canada played a Davis Cup tie in Vancouver was in 1992.

    France, who lost to eventual champions Spain in the semifinals last year, possess the fire power to make a genuine assault on the title in 2012. The nine-time Davis Cup winners last triumphed in 2001 when Guy Forget was in his early days as French captain. The experienced campaigner has already announced that this will be his final season in charge and what better way to sign off than with another trophy in the cabinet.

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