Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov front Canadian squad for Davis Cup Finals


Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal and Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., headline Canada’s tennis crew for the Davis Cup Finals subsequent month in Spain.

The two are joined by Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C., Alexis Galarneau of Laval, Que., and Montreal’s Gabriel Diallo.

“It’s a privilege for our crew and our nation to be again within the Davis Cup Finals,” mentioned crew captain Frank Dancevic. “We’re additionally very excited to have Denis again on the squad. We now have extra depth going into the Finals and the blokes are fired as much as combat for our flag.”

The Finals are at Palacio de Deportes Jose Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain, Nov. 22 to 27.

The Davis Cup knock-out stage begins with eight groups competing within the quarter-finals: Canada, Italy, the United States, Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Croatia and Spain.

Canada will open the Finals versus Germany, and a victory would imply going through the winner of the U.S. and Italy within the semifinals.

Auger-Aliassime (No. 10), Shapovalov (No. 20) and Pospisil (No. 121) had been a part of the one Canadian crew to achieve the ultimate of the Davis Cup again in 2019 in Madrid.

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Auger-Aliassime sends Canada into Davis Cup quarter-finals

Felix Auger-Aliassime defeated Serbian Miomir Kecmanović in straight units to ship Canada by way of to the Davis Cup quarter-final spherical in Spain.

All three have had robust showings in current weeks.Auger-Aliassime defeated each world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia to ensure Canada’s males’s tennis crew a spot within the quarter-final stage of the Davis Cup Finals. He additionally received the second ATP title of his profession final weekend, and since September has additionally crushed No. 7 and 21-time Slam champion Novak Djokovic and No. 15 Matteo Berrettini, who holds seven ATP titles.

Shapovalov reached the ultimate in Seoul and semi-finals in Tokyo.

Selected for the Davis Cup crew for the twenty seventh time in his profession, Pospisil is essentially the most skilled participant on the squad along with his 25—24 Davis Cup file.


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