In a month, the finals of the Davis Cup will be on the screens. Several national teams are in the running to win and will battle in Malaga to lift the coveted trophy to the sky, but one of them could do so for the first time in its history. Indeed, Canada presents itself with huge ambitions in Spain, and at the moment it may be one of the favorites for the final victory.
Canada has been a standout driver in recent weeks, matching Felix Auger-Aliassimi, who won back-to-back races in Florence and Antwerp and is in the quarter-finals in Basel. A streak of ten consecutive victories, the last of which was against Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, 6-0 6-1, he left the field with a thrilling and exciting match.
Auger-Aliassime will certainly be a tough opponent to face on the hard courts in Malaga, and the Canadian has beaten Carlos Algarz in the Davis Cup for the first time. But not only Canada Auger-Aliassime, Denis Shapovalov. World number nineteen has found itself after a difficult few months and has achieved several important results in the past few weeks.
Canada dreams of playing in the Davis Cup final again, as Rafael Nadal lost to Spain in 2019. On that occasion, Auger-Aliassim and Shapovalov were present, although both were still a bit immature. This time it might be for the better.
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