Tennis. Canada wins the ATP Cup. sports

Canada crowned the ATP Cup against Spain, on Sunday, succeeding Russia in this youth team tournament, which started in 2020, after Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov won the two singles matches.

Canada’s first

It’s Oger Eliassim, she’s 21 years old and 11 years olde The world that achieved the victory point with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 victory over Roberto Bautista (19e). A little earlier, Shapovalov (14eBest score over Pablo Carreno (20 .)e) 6-4, 6-3.

In this ATP Cup, the Canadians came from a group consisting of Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Before leaving the Russians (2-1) the defending champion in the semi-finals.

The competition had yet to begin under the better auspices of the Canadians, as they fell into a very heavy gathering and were overtaken by the United States in their opening meeting. But they then recovered well, defeating Alexander Zverev’s Germany and Cameron Nouri’s Great Britain, before defeating defending Russia under Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals on Saturday.

“We lost our first four matches in this competition, but we did not stop believing in it. The feelings are incredible, there is no better feeling than winning, we really gave everything”, Auger-Aliassim welcomed the radiant after meeting him.

The Canadian teenager, in full lead but yet to win a singles title on the track, took a convincing win this week over world number 3 Zverev.

Spain’s second disappointment

Despite his sharp defeat on Saturday by world number 2 Medvedev, he managed to come to his senses on Sunday. Auger Aliassime initially controlled his composure after losing his pick-up service entry, saving eight of his nine break points against him in the opening round to take the first set win after an hour and 26 fights.

Then he used his powerful serve (9 aces), and put pressure on the Spaniard, who ended up 5-3 in the second set. Then he didn’t shake to finish the match by serving on the second match point.

In front of Karino, who remains very consistent, Shapovalov, 22, also showed resistance, saving eight break points from the nine against him during the match to win in 1 hour 40.

Spain were denied Rafael Nadal’s presence in Melbourne in preparation for the Australian Open – a tournament he won on Sunday – but they started as favorites after winning all their singles titles this week and thus fell for the second time in the ATP Cup final, after losing in 2020 to Serbia .

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