Canada will play Chile in Canada in September. Chile's best players are Gonzalo Lama (161), Christian Garin (251) and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo (278). They have some solid doubles credentials, with Castillo ranked 63 and Julio Peralta ranked 65.
Canada should win if Raonic plays. If he doesn't, it a toss up.
Well, we couldn't have got a much better draw than that (particularly that we were assured a home tie with Chile eg. Think if we got Uzbekistan away on clay right after USO?).
Odds of Raonic playing have gone up, but still think there is a risk he doesn't play. He is gearing up to put all his energy towards a deep run at USO, and if he is successful, he may have not much left in the tank for 2 more bo5 starting 4 days later.
Normally we'd still be favoured even without Milos, but Vasek is having a terrible year.