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GB to play Canada in 2017 Davis Cup first round

Andy Murray and Milos Raonic

Murray (left) could face Milos Raonic in the Davis Cup, having beaten him in this year’s Wimbledon final

Great Britain have been drawn away to Canada in the first round of the 2017 Davis Cup World Group in February.

Britain were beaten semi-finalists in this year’s competition, losing 3-2 to Argentina in Glasgow last week.

Leon Smith’s team were bidding for back-to-back titles after ending their 79-year wait for the trophy in 2015.

The fixture on 3-5 February could feature a meeting between British world number two Andy Murray and Canada’s world number six Milos Raonic.

Murray beat Raonic in this Wimbledon year’s final to win his third Grand Slam title.

Britain and Canada have faced each other only once before in the Davis Cup – in Bournemouth in 1967