Historical past was written on Sunday (November 27) within the Davis Cup as Canada grew to become the newest addition to the royal household of champions. Led by the likes of Felix Auger Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, Canada received their first-ever Davis Cup title. Straight-set wins on the ultimate day for Aliassime and Shapovalov had been sufficient to down Australia and clinch the historic triumph.
Auger-Aliassime secured the successful level when he downed Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-4 after Shapovalov opened the day by rolling previous Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-4. Seven years after main Canada to the highest of junior tennis, Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov and their teammates lastly received to carry the highest crew trophy of their sport.
“I consider us all right here, we have dreamt of this second,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned.
Shapovalov had dropped each his singles matches this week and wanted remedy on his again throughout a three-set loss Saturday within the semifinals to Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego that lasted 3 hours, quarter-hour. However the left-hander moved shortly across the court docket Sunday, organising angles to place away winners whereas racing to a 4-0 lead within the first set.
Auger-Aliassime clinches glory
Auger-Aliassime then completed off his excellent second half of the season by finishing an ideal week in Spain. He twice had stored the Canadians alive after Shapovalov dropped the opening singles match, and on Saturday he changed his weary teammate to affix Vasek Pospisil for the decisive doubles level.
This time, Auger-Aliassime made positive the doubles match would not even be needed. He fell onto his again behind the baseline after the successful level earlier than teammates raced off the Canada bench to leap on high of him. They then received up and danced round in a circle.
Auger-Aliassime leads the cost
Canada had reached the ultimate solely as soon as, falling to host Spain in Madrid in 2019, when Rafael Nadal beat Shapovalov for the clinching level after Auger-Aliassime had misplaced within the opening match. However with Auger-Aliassime having since surged up the rankings to his present spot at No.6, the Canadians are a way more formidable crew now. They received the ATP Cup in January and eventually added the Davis Cup crown to the junior Davis Cup title Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov led them to in 2015.