Next tie 31 January-2 February 2014
Canada will travel to Japan looking for a first victory over the Asian side as they start their 2014 campaign. It is the first time the two nations have met since 1938 and the tie could feature two Top 20 players in Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori.
Last tie 13-15 September 2013
Canada fell at the final hurdle in its World Group semifinal against Serbia in September. The North Americans forced the tie into a decisive fifth rubber with sensational wins for Milos Raonic in the second singles rubber and Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in the doubles. Both victories were won 10-8 in the fifth set. Ultimately, a first Davis Cup Final was not meant to be as Janko Tipsarevic defeated Vasek Pospisil in the fifth rubber.
Canada has equalled its best Davis Cup result, achieved in 1913, by reaching the semifinals for a second time. Since the introduction of the World Group in 1981, Canada has won just two ties - defeating Spain in this year's first round and Italy in the quarterfinals. Canada's Harry Fritz played in the longest Davis Cup singles rubber in terms of the number of game (100), beating Venezuela's Jorge Andrew 1614 119 911 46 119 in 1982. Meanwhile, another Canadian, Dale Power, was involved in the joint-longest singles set in the competition's history - 46 games - in 1976.
Next Tie31 Jan 2014
World Group - First Round
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