Milos Raonic, Daniel Nestor lead Canada in Davis Cup tie vs. France
France has 4 Top 20 players for March meeting in Guadeloupe
Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., and Toronto's Daniel Nestor will lead a veteran Canadian Davis Cup team in a first-round tie against France next month.
Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver round out captain Martin Laurendeau's squad for the clay-court event March 4-6 in Guadeloupe.
Filip Peliwo of Vancouver and Adil Shamasdin of Toronto will also travel as part of an extended squad of players.
France selected a strong squad of four Top 20 singles players in Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (No. 9), Richard Gasquet (No. 10), Gael Monfils (No. 17) and Gilles Simon (No. 19).
"France is a very proud Davis Cup nation and we know they have put a lot of time, effort and resources into this tie," Laurendeau said in a statement. "They are also bringing their absolute 'A' team. They are doing everything they can to try and win and so it will be on us to go in there and attempt to spoil their party a bit.
"We are bringing our 'A' team as well and I believe fully in the guys we have and that they will give it all they've got to pull off the upset here."