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Old 03-04-2011, 03:13 AM   #692
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Great news here (except for Daniel Nestor not playing):
TORONTO -- Rising Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic will meet Mexico's Manuel Sanchez in Davis Cup action Friday.

The hard-serving 20-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., will then face Daniel Garza on Sunday.

Watch it live on Sportsnet ONE Friday at 12 p.m. ET. All matches will be streamed live on


* Pospisil replaces Nestor
* Raonic to play Indian Wells

Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., will play Garza in the first match of the tie Friday. Dancevic will face Sanchez in Sunday's second match.

Raonic will team with Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., in Saturday's doubles match against Luis Diaz-Barriga and Miguel-Angel Reyes-Varela.

Raonic is currently 37th and Dancevic 202nd in the ATP singles rankings, while Garza is No. 439 and Sanchez No. 546.

"Having such a deep team, especially in singles, is a good problem for a captain to have," Canadian team captain Martin Laurendeau said in a statement. "I feel very confident in the guys we've chosen to start the tie off on Friday and we have Peter (Polansky of Thornhill, Ont.) and Vasek here and ready to step in if needed."

A win over Mexico will move the Canadian squad to a second-round pairing with Ecuador in July, while a loss would force them to play a relegation tie to keep their spot in Americas Zone Group I for 2012.

On Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m. (ET)/11 a.m. (PT) Sportsnet East, Sportsnet Ontario and Sportsnet West will carry the doubles match featuring Canada's Raonic and Vasek Pospisil against Mexico's Luis Diaz-Barriga and Miguel Reyes-Varela.

The three-day tournament ends with two more singles matches live on Sportsnet ONE on Sunday, March 6 at 12 p.m. (ET)/9 a.m. (PT).

Rob Faulds calls the action, while Robert Bettauer, a former Canadian Davis Cup participant, handles the analysis.

Daniel Nestor joins Faulds and Bettauer Saturday to provide additional analysis for the doubles match.

Nestor not playing:

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