Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov to lead Canada’s Davis Cup team in Finals in Spain



Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal and Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., headline Canada’s tennis team 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 team and our nation to be again in the Davis Cup Finals,” mentioned team 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 fellows are fired up to battle 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 in 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 in the semifinals.

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

All three have had sturdy showings in latest weeks.Auger-Aliassime defeated each world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia to assure Canada’s males’s tennis team a spot in the quarterfinal stage of the Davis Cup Finals. He additionally received the second ATP title of his profession final weekend, and since September has additionally overwhelmed 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 team for the twenty seventh time in his profession, Pospisil is essentially the most skilled participant on the squad together with his 25–24 Davis Cup file.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 21, 2022


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