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Canada's Milos Raonic screams with joy as he wins his Davis Cup semifinals tennis match against Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.

MARKO DROBNJAKOVIC/The Associated Press

Canada's Davis Cup tennis team will return to Vancouver for its first-round World Group tie against Japan.

The rematch of last year's first-round match, which Japan won 4-1, will take place March 6-8 at the University of British Columbia.

Canada has had success at that venue in the past, beating Spain and Italy there on its run to the Davis Cup semifinals in 2013.

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Canada is competing in the elite World Group of the tennis tournament for the fourth straight year.

After losing to Japan, Canada beat Colombia 3-2 in the World Group playoffs in Halifax to remain with the top 16 countries in the world.

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