The Davis Cup takes place this weekend at the University of British Columbia and expect Canada’s squad to make a deep run.
Milos Raonic will be competing in Canada’s first-round, World Group tie with Japan and will be taking on Tatsuma Ito in singles action.
But the tennis world is questioning why Raonic is competing in this tournament at all. The seasons first Maters series tournament (with a purse of US $6.27 million) is only a week away and people are questioning why Raonic is putting his body on the line for the Davis Cup.
“I’m here because I want to be here,” the Canadian tennis star told the National Post. “I want to succeed at this event and I want to succeed representing Canada.”
Raonic is the heavy favourite going into this match.
Canada’s Vasek Pospisil will also be in singles competition today, as he takes on Kei Nishikori who is currently ranked No. 4 in the world.