Davis Cup tie on indoor hard court in Edmonton

India’s Davis Cup World Group play-off tennis tie will be played on indoor hard court at the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Canada, from September 15 to 17.

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India will face Canada in the Davis Cup World Group Play-Off tie on an indoor hard court in Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton in September later this year. This will be the first meeting between the two countries, and Canada-a seeded team ranked higher than India-got the right to host the match through draw of lots.

“The Davis Cup Play-Off tie between India and Canada will be held on an indoor court at the Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from 15th to 17th September 2017,” a statement from the All India Tennis Association said.

“The winning team will be promoted to World Group in 2018.”

India had defeated Uzbekistan 4-1 in Bangalore earlier this year to reach the playoffs round for the fourth successive year. India would be happy to have avoided higher-ranked countries such as Argentina, Germany and Czech Republic in the draw, which was conducted in London.

Last year in the playoffs, India had lost 0-5 to Spain, which went on to reach the quarterfinals, losing to a Novak Djokovic-led Serbia 4-1.