Canada staff mates lifted the Davis Cup trophy for the very first time on Sunday after Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Australian No. 1 Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-2.
Regardless of initially being knocked out of the event by the Netherlands again in March, Canada was given a second probability because the highest-ranked eradicated nation when defending champion Russia was ejected following the invasion of Ukraine.
Benefiting from their lifeline, Canada then survived the elimination rounds in September in Valencia to succeed in the ultimate eight in Malaga this week.
Within the quarterfinals on Thursday, Canada dispatched Germany and on Saturday they then defeated Italy within the semifinals.
On Sunday, Denis Shapovalov defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis with relative ease 6-2, 6-4, and Auger-Aliassime downed de Minaur to clinch the title.
”The feelings are robust to explain,” Auger-Aliassime mentioned after the match.
”Denis and I grew up collectively, dreaming of these kinds of stage, dreaming of successful the Davis Cup. It’s an awesome second for myself and for the nation.”
Canada had been showing in simply their second Davis Cup ultimate, with the primary being in 2019 once they misplaced to Spain.
”From once we had been juniors, watching Vasek [Pospisil], Milos Raonic and Daniel Nestor play Davis Cup, we wished to do the identical, and perhaps even to win it sooner or later,” Shapovalov added.
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”It was robust to lose in 2019, it was an empty feeling and we wished it badly this time.”
For 32-year-oldVasek Pospisil, the victory was long-awaited.
”We’ve been dreaming about this for a number of years,” he admitted.
”To be right here as world champions, I’m speechless. These guys will not be children any extra. They’ve been crushing it.
”You’ll be able to’t win this occasion with out great staff chemistry, going forwards as one unit, and all these guys characterize precisely that.”
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