Canada won the ATP Cup by beating Spain

Sydney, Australia.- Canada This Sunday beat the first ATP Cup against Spain, thus leaving Russia in the competition record, after the victory of Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov in their singles matches.

Auger Eliassim, 21 years old and 11 in the world, gave Canada The last point was a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista (19). A little earlier, Shapovalov (14th) had done the same against Pablo Carreno (20) 6-4, 6-3. In this way, disagreement in the doubles match was not necessary.

Canada, who lost their first four matches of the tournament, ended up top of their group, ahead of the UK led by Cameron Nouri, Germany led by Alexander Zverev and the USA to advance to the semi-finals where they beat Russia led by Daniil Medvedev.

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And so this was the first title in ATP Cup For the Canadians, after Serbia beat Spain in the 2020 final, and defeated Russia in the 2021 edition. The promising youngster Auger-Aliassime, still looking for his first singles title on the track, this week had a convincing victory over Zverev. , world number 3.

Even though he’s overtaken Saturday before Medvedev, No. 2 in the world, Auger-Aliassime knew how to remake himself this Sunday. Bautista dominated early in the confrontation, and ended up taking the first set in the tiebreak after nearly an hour and a half of fighting.

He used after his powerful serve (9 aces), and put pressure on Bautista, who saw how the Canadian was placed 5-3 and with the serve in the last game, which ended with the ball of the second game.

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Against Asturian Karino, Shapovalov, 22, demonstrated his stamina by saving 8 break balls throughout the match to finish winning in 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Spain is deprived of Rafael Nadal, who beat the Melbourne summer group in preparation for the Australian Open on Sunday, started as the favorite to win the ATP Cup after winning all his singles matches this week, but he is once again on the cusp of success in this competition by the teams, where it has already happened in 2020 vs Serbia.

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