Dan Evans, who blasted into the world top 50 after making the last-16 at the recent Australian Open, meets Junior Wimbledon champion Denis Shapovalov, 17, in the opening rubber of Team GBÈs first-round Davis Cup tie against Canada in chilly Ottawa.
It follows the draw made by CanadaÈs Speaker of the House at the home of the hostsÈ parliament three miles from the venue, a journey that, as the BBC suggested, could almost be made on skates along the frozen Rideau Canal.
British No.2 Kyle Edmund, also inside the top 50, faces Vasek Pospisil in the second singles rubber.
Jamie Murray, the year-end doubles No.1 and elder brother of resting world No.1 Andy, and Dom Inglot hook up for Team GB in the doubles against serial champion Daniel Nestor, 44, and Pospisil.
Canada are also without their top player with Milos Raonic, absent through an abductor injury, and minus anyone within the leading 100 of the ATP World TourÈs ranking list.
We all miss Andy because he is such a great influence on the team both on and off the court,