Canada faces Spain today in Davis Cup action. Canadian Milos Raonic (world rank 15) goes up against #51, Albert Ramos. In other matches...
You don't care, do you. I'm not sure if anyone in North America cares about Davis Cup. Even tennis fans don't care too much. For some reason, if you take the top players in the world and put them on a team with matching jackets, nobody cares. It does engender some national fervor among some fans, but the depth of passion isn't there like it is for the Grand Slams, or even the North Podunk Citibank Pro-Am.
There is no question that Canada is fielding a great team with Raonic, and the greatest tennis player this country has ever produced, Daniel Nestor. I should really want to see them play, but something in me prefers the solitary aspect of tennis. The privateer mentality rather than the team concept is what draws me.
Anyway, it's on Sportsnet today, tomorrow and Sunday. If you are in Vancouver, you can go see it live; $47 for one day is not a bad deal. The high end seats are $210, but you'd be crazy to pay that much to watch tennis.