Tennis MB has placed bid to get opening round between Canada and Spain


Canada’s Milos Raonic during the Thailand Open last week.
Tennis Manitoba has bid to host the first round of 2013 Davis Cup
matches pitting Spain against Raonic and the Canadian team.
(Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)

How would you ‘LIKE’ to see top-notch tennis in your own backyard?

Tennis Manitoba has bid to host the opening round of the 2013 Davis Cup against Spain, the top-ranked team in the world, this February.

“Tennis fans in the ‘Peg would be downright giddy with the prospects of witnessing Milos “Maple Leaf Missile” Raonic launch his massive serves at the likes of Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer,” the Tennis Manitoba website says. “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.”

To show your support, vote “LIKE” on Tennis Manitoba’s Winnipeg Davis Cup event page on Facebook at (there’s no “LOVE” link).

Canada was granted the tennis tie in the first round of the World Group, to be played Feb. 1-3, 2013 and the site was put up for bid.

There has been some suggestion that Winnipeg’s frigid winter would be to Canada’s advantage over Spain, the defending champs, even if the matches will be played indoors, likely the MTS Centre.

Republished from the Winnipeg Sun October 1, 2012

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