Canadian tennis appears to be at an all time high, and Winnipeg has been getting closer to the action.
Winnipeg fans were thrilled to watch Filip Peliwo compete recently in Winnipeg at the Manshield Tennis Futures. Peliwo has since claimed his second junior Grand Slam title and left junior tennis ranked first in the world. He joined Daniel Nestor and Milos Raonic in Montreal a couple weeks ago, as the Canadian Davis Cup Team defeated South Africa to move Canada into the World Group for 2013.
Fast forward to February 1-3, 2012, when Spain will face Canada in the opening round of the 2013 Davis Cup. It will be Tennis Canada’s turn to select the type of surface as well as the location when the two nations contest the tie. We anticipate that Spain’s hopes for a warm locale with red clay tennis courts is not likely to happen.
Tennis fans in the ‘Peg would be down right giddy with the prospects of witnessing Milos “Maple Leaf Missile” Raonic launch his massive serves at the likes of Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer. Or watching the greatest doubles player ever, Daniel Nestor, and the young Vasek Pospisil battle Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez on lightning quick hard courts.
Well, you can’t buy your tickets for the Canada versus Spain tilt just yet. However, you can help Tennis Canada find a nice cold, windy spot to host our Spanish friends as they take on our home team this coming February.
Why not bring the Davis Cup to Winnipeg?
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