Canada lifted the Davis Cup for the first time after beating Australia in consecutive matches in Malaga.
Denis Shapovalov got things started for Canada, who made their Davis Cup debut in 1913, by beating Thanasi Kokkinakis 6-2, 6-4.
The 23-year-old, ranked 18th in the world, pulled ahead early, breaking Kokkinakis twice to take a 4-0 lead. It took only 32 minutes to settle the opening set.
Shapovalov missed his first opportunity to serve for the match at 5-2 in the second, instead allowing Kokkinakis to break back and eventually cut his lead to 5-4. He made no mistake at the second time of asking, however, and set up Felix Auger Aliassime for the winning match.
Read more at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/felix-auger-aliassime-seals-canadas-first-davis-cup-triumph-3dmst7kv7
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