Friday, September 13, 2013

Canadian Davis Cup History: Canada vs Ecuador in 2009

As the Canadian Davis Cup Team battles Serbia in Belgrade in the World Group Semi Final, we look back at the Americas Group I ties Canada played on it's way to the current state of affairs.

In March of 2009, Canadian team of Frank Dancvic, Frederic Niemeyer and Daniel Nestor (Milos Raonic as the alternate) faced Ecuador (including the Lapentti brothers, Nicolas and Giovanni) at the indoor facility at the Rexall Centre in Toronto in the Americas Zone I play-off tie. Canada lead 2-1 heading into the Sunday matches and should never have lost, but somehow did, in the fourth and deciding rubber which saw Dancevic waste two match points and eventually lose to the veteran Nicolas Lappentti.

Niemeyer had a chance to give his team the win in the 5th and final rubber but ended up losing to the younger Lappenti brother, Giovanni, in a hard-fought 4- set battle. 

Sunday results
Nicolas LAPENTTI (#1 ECU) def. Frank DANCEVIC (#1 CAN) 36 75 46 76 (6) 61
Giovanni LAPENTTI (#2 ECU) def. Frederic NIEMEYER (#2 CAN) 26 76 (5) 63 6

Saturday results

Daniel NESTOR / Frederic NIEMEYER (CAN)  def. Nicolas LAPENTTI/ Giovanni LAPENTTI (ECU) 64 63 63

Friday results
Nicolas LAPENTTI  (#1-ECU) def. Frederic NIEMEYER (#2-CAN) 63 76 76
Frank DANCEVIC (#1-CAN) def. Giovanni LAPENTTI (#2-ECU)  64 64 75

Photos by MegiMK. More after the jump.

Canadian Davis Cup Team
Milos Raonic, Frederic Niemeyer, Daniel Nestor, Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendeau
Ecuador Davis Cup Team
Team Ecuador

Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Giovanni Lapentti Davis Cup
Giovanni Lapentti
Canadian Davis Cup Team
Daniel Nestor, Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendau
Canadian Davis Cup Team
Frank Dancevic, Martin Laurendeau

Canadian Davis Cup Team
Frederic Niemeyer, Daniel Nestor, Frank Dancevic
Canadian Davis Cup Team
Dean Coburn, Peter Polansky, Vasek Pospisil
Canadian Davis Cup Team
Team Canada
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Raul Viver (team captain), Nicolas Lapentt
Frederic Niemeyer Davis Cup
Frederic Niemeyer
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Frederic Niemeyer Davis Cup
Frederic Niemeyer
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Daniel Nestor Davis Cup
Daniel Nestor
Davis Cup Canada vs Ecuador
Giovanni Lapentti, Raul Viver, Martin Laurendeau, Frank Dancevic
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Giovanni Lapentti Davis Cup
Giovanni Lapentti
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Canadian Davis Cup Team
Frank Dancevic celebrating with teammates
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Nicolas Lapentti Davis Cup
Nicolas Lapentti
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Frank Dancevic
Frank Dancevic Davis Cup
Martin Laurendeau, Frank Dancevic

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